Angel Care is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1997 by Jan Harris, a breast cancer survivor, to provide caring support to individuals at the critical time of a breast cancer diagnosis. The Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation is made up of breast cancer survivors who truly understand how it feels to be given this diagnosis.
We are backed by a Board of Directors who offer expertise and valuable experience. For those afflicted with breast cancer in the greater Puget Sound area, we provide free person-to-person emotional support, important resources to help inform breast cancer patients, networking with others about surgery options, and we help patients recover emotionally during treatments. Angel Care is an approved United Way agency.
Angel Care exists to fill a need within the greater Puget Sound area, an area with one of the highest breast cancer rates in the nation.
Our volunteers, breast cancer survivors themselves, empower the newly diagnosed as they struggle for survival, enhancing their emotional recovery while still going through treatment. We hope to reduce the fear that surrounds breast cancerto a level where it motivates toward wellness instead of paralyzing with fear.
Angel Care assists by making at least six contacts with each newly identified breast cancer person. Knowing survivors helps to give a powerful message of hope at this critical time.
We are living proof that there is life after breast cancer.
Care givers will offer encouragement and hope, helping the newly diagnosed deal with various emotions, offering someone they can turn to for support. The newly diagnosed need a network of survivors to assist them. Often, family and friends are in denial or do not know how to help, because they must make their own emotional adjustments.