Final Days to Make Donations to CWI for North Texas Giving Day!

Your Donations Help Battle Cancer

Follow this link to schedule donations to Cancer Warrior Inc. between now and September 19, 2019.

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Partner with Cancer Warrior Inc.’s North Texas Giving Day campaign and join us in our mission to help people receive the cancer treatments of their choice. Any donation amount is appreciated - none is too large or too small to help!

GET INVOLVED!

  • Schedule a donation for Cancer Warrior Inc. for North Texas Giving Day beginning September 9, 2019 - your scheduled donation counts toward the September 19th deadline.

  • Create your own FUNdraising page so your friends and network can help too.

  • Mark your calendars for September 19, 2019 and donate to Cancer Warrior Inc. during the 18 hour fundraising drive.

For more information please visit our FUNdraising page. Questions? Contact us.

Thank you for your support of this great cause!

3 More Days to Schedule Donations to CWI for North Texas Giving Day!

Your Donations Help Battle Cancer

Follow this link to schedule donations to Cancer Warrior Inc. between now and September 19, 2019.

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Partner with Cancer Warrior Inc.’s North Texas Giving Day campaign and join us in our mission to help people receive the cancer treatments of their choice. Any donation amount is appreciated - none is too large or too small to help!

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day gives us a chance to introduce Cancer Warrior Inc. to a new audience and raise funds to keep our mission going. This year we are asking you to join us by creating a FUNdraising page on behalf Cancer Warrior Inc. to share with your networks about why our organization is important to you. Creating a FUNdraising page is quick, easy, and can make a huge impact on our organization.

GET INVOLVED!

  • Schedule a donation for Cancer Warrior Inc. for North Texas Giving Day beginning September 9, 2019 - your scheduled donation counts toward the September 19th deadline.

  • Create your own FUNdraising page so your friends and network can help too.

  • Mark your calendars for September 19, 2019 and donate to Cancer Warrior Inc. during the 18 hour fundraising drive.

For more information please visit our FUNdraising page. Questions? Contact us.

Thank you for your support of this great cause!

Scheduled Giving Opens for North Texas Giving Day!

Join CWI As We Battle Cancer

Follow the links below to schedule donations to Cancer Warrior Inc. between now and September 19, 2019.

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You can become a partner with Cancer Warrior Inc.’s North Texas Giving Day campaign and join us in our mission to help people receive the cancer treatments of their choice. Any donation amount is appreciated - none is too large or too small to help!

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day gives us a chance to introduce Cancer Warrior Inc. to a new audience and raise funds to keep our mission going. This year we are asking you to join us by creating a FUNdraising page on behalf Cancer Warrior Inc. to share with your networks about why our organization is important to you. Creating a FUNdraising page is quick, easy, and can make a huge impact on our organization.

How To Be Involved

  • Schedule a donation for Cancer Warrior Inc. on North Texas Giving Day beginning September 9, 2019 - your scheduled donation counts toward the September 19th deadline.

  • Create your own FUNdraising page so your friends and network can help too.

  • Mark your calendars for September 19, 2019 and donate to Cancer Warrior Inc. during the 18 hour fundraising drive.

For more information please visit our FUNdraising page. Questions? Contact us.

Thank you for your support of this great cause!

September - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $200 and up in September receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this cozy fleece blanket featuring "Lion" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $200 or more to CWI between September 1 - 30, 2019,  you will receive this artful 50 x 60 inch fleece blanket as our special thank you.

 

 

August - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in August receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this lovely art trivet "Koi Trivet" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $120 or more to CWI between August 1 - 31, 2019,  you will receive this beautiful 7 x 7" art trivet as our special thank you.

 

 

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day

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Cancer Warrior Inc. would like to thank you for your ongoing support. Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to those who are in need of funding for cancer treatment. With your support, CWI continues to help heal and change lives every day.

Beginning on August 1, 2019 Cancer Warrior Inc. will be participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day fundraising program. This will give CWI a chance to introduce our organization to a new audience and raise funds to keep our mission going.

Save the Date for our new efforts to raise funds and meet our Mission, and the many ways you can help us meet our goals.

KICK OFF 8.1.19
STAY TUNED!

July - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in June receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this serene image "Boat” created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $125 or more to CWI between July 1 - 31, 2019,  you will receive this 10” x 10“ art print as our special thank you - FREE!

 

 

CWI Earns GuideStar Gold Seal

We are proud to announce that Cancer Warrior Inc. earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Check out our profile.

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June - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in June receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this lovely art print "New Life” created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $125 or more to CWI between June 1 - 30, 2019,  you will receive this 10” x 10“ art print as our special thank you - FREE!

 

 

We'd Love to Hear from YOU!

Shares

CWI understands how we are all profoundly impacted by cancer. Whether you are a cancer patient, a friend or relative of someone who has cancer - everyone is affected, everyone has a story.

At CWI, we are committed to harnessing the power of many to help those who feel powerless alone. We call it the “Power Of Us.” This is the reason we want to share your stories and challenges: to inspire not only others who may be facing similar issues, but also those who have the power to help by donating to CWI.

Cancer has dollar signs attached to it. Money is the bottom line. Many treatments and therapies are not covered under health insurance. It is a tragedy when proven therapies cannot even be considered due to these limitations.

Cancer Warrior Inc.'s mission is to empower those with cancer by expanding treatment options oftentimes limited by insurance coverage, and to help relieve financial burdens so healing may be the main focus.

Please submit your stories on our Shares & Prayers page. Tell us about your inspirations, challenges, needs and results during your experience with cancer and/or cancer treatment. We may include your stories in our News Blog, Email Campaigns, and other communications and outreach. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will happily change your name - be sure to indicate your preference when you submit your story here.

Prayers

Cancer Warrior Inc. believes in the power of prayer. If you would like your name added to CWI’s Private Prayer List please submit your name on our Shares & Prayers page. We will pray for you!

Please Join Us

Join our Email List to receive CWI’s Newsletter and periodic communications. CWI respects your privacy and we will not share your information with third parties.

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May - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in May receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this colorful art print "Sail" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $125 or more to CWI between May 1 - 31, 2019,  you will receive this 8” x 10“ art print as our special thank you - FREE!

 

 

A Penney for Your Thoughts (and Prayers!)

By Donna LaBelle

At CWI we continually strive to bring in funds for people just like Penney. It is because of the power of “us” that Penney was able to go forward with the necessary steps to get her third surgery and treatments scheduled. Her skin cancer is so aggressive that time is of the essence.

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As board members of CWI, we each have been profoundly impacted by cancer. In fact, that is how we met and formed our strong friendships that eventually lead to serving on a non-profit together. We each shared in our battles of cancer, and that created a bond of love between us much the same as when soldiers survive war together. Someday we will share more details of our own stories, but today we write about a woman named Penney, who is both grateful for CWI and very passionate about sharing her story in order to help save others from having to go through what she did.

Penney has shared her story on social media because “I just thought I should.... if I can get through to even one person, to avoid this, it would be something I could do to make something good out of this.”

Penney's battle has been with skin cancer, diagnosis: squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. She had two surgeries including a skin graft down to the bone. She needed a third surgery, but money was standing in the way. After Penney had made phone calls for four months to other organizations with no help in sight, CWI was able to step up and help.

How did Penney find herself here? She believes the cancers were mainly a result of a severe burn she received when she was about 18 years old. She was hospitalized for six days with severe sunburn and heatstroke. Penney had “spots” that she did not know were cancer and went unattended for years. She would be the first to tell you that regular checkups with a dermatologist are a good idea! She believes she would not be in “this mess” had she known earlier that these spots were cancer.

Penney sincerely hopes that others will learn from her life-impacting health storm, and that her story will inspire them to work hard to prevent anything like this from happening to them. She hopes people will avoid the UV rays and unsafe tanning practices. “I pray: people need to understand this is no joke, especially people my age who grew up being little sun goddesses, plus family history is a factor…no one is invincible!”

CWI working together with Penney was a natural fit, and reviewing our mission statement illustrates this fact.

CWI is committed

  • To empower those with cancer by expanding treatment options oftentimes limited by insurance coverage.

  • To relieve financial burdens so healing may be the main focus

  • To harness the power of many to help those who feel powerless and alone.

CWI understands

  • Cancer has dollar signs attached to it. Money is the bottom line.

  • Many treatments and therapies are not covered under health insurance.

  • It is a tragedy when proven therapies cannot even be considered due to these limitations.

Please do your own research on how to avoid skin cancer. Become informed on the subject and help others prevent these types of cancers.

CWI thanks every donor for their continued support in helping others!

April - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in April receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this colorful art pillow "Celebrate" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $125 or more to CWI between April 1 - 30, 2019,  you will receive this artful 18 x 18” pillow as our special thank you - FREE!

 

 

Immune Boosting Basics

By Donna LaBelle

Did you ever climb a tree when you were a kid? The lowest branch was just out of reach, so you would say to your friend or your sister, “Give me a boost!” They would lace their fingers together and you would step on them as they lifted you up high enough to reach that branch. That's the picture I get when I think of “immune boosters”. Our bodies are amazing but sometimes that extra boost is so helpful! Here is a short list of immune building ideas, most of them very inexpensive or free!

Liposomal Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful because it strengthens our own immune system to destroy cancer. Intravenous vitamin C forms hydrogen peroxide which attacks cancer cell formation without harming healthy cells, like a less harmful chemotherapy. Liposomal vitamin C prevents inflammation and the environment that encourages fast growing tumors. 1 Liposomal vitamin C is a mixture of a fat-like lecithin and vitamin C, which makes it much more available to the body as it is similar to the cell wall structure and passes through at a higher rate than oral vitamin C. It also can be made at home with an ultrasonic cleaner machine (about $35), good vitamin C powder and preferably sunflower lecithin. 2

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Garlic

The healthier we are overall, the better we can fight the battles that come our way and there’s nothing quite like garlic. Look it up yourself, it’s amazing! Here’s the important part: chop up the garlic to expose as much area as possible to the air and let it sit for about 10 minutes to activate the powerful ingredients such as allicin which has benefits that include cancer prevention to immune enhancing and much more! I have tried it in a small spoonful of honey. Other times with a little tomato paste and a drop of oregano oil. 3

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Turmeric

Everyone has heard of the powerful properties of turmeric. Like many other whole foods, there is more going on together because of synergy and as-of-yet undiscovered components than any single ingredient alone, even curcumin. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory compound, an anti-oxidant, it benefits the brain and heart, fights Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis and depression. 4

Try this delicious recipe for getting some extra turmeric in your life. Some call it “Golden Milk” and it is usually taken in the evening because it helps you relax. Warm up some coconut or almond milk, add some powdered turmeric and ginger, a little coconut oil (which slows down the digestion, so the curcumin is mor readily absorbed), a pinch of black pepper (this makes the turmeric more bio-available) and a little honey. This is a powerful combination and it leads us right into our next point, which is …

Sleep

The brain is literally washed clean by a good night’s sleep as toxins are swept away by cerebral fluids because the brain shrinks at night. That is one reason we feel so refreshed after deep sleep. One very critical and important way to realign our inner clock so that we sleep during the night (which works with and not against our natural circadian rhythm) is to re-regulate the cycle by spending 10 or 15 minutes in the first morning sunlight and the setting sunlight. Another great, free way to boost your immune system is pure and simple sunshine. Walking outside in the sunshine barefoot gives you a double benefit of sunshine and “grounding” which neutralizes free radicals. 5

“Basically, getting grounded is your greatest source of antioxidants for reducing the effect of free radical damage (oxidization). The best part of it all is that it’s absolutely free!” 6

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Golden Rule Goodness

And the final way to boost your immune system on this short list is not only free but also veers off in a different direction all together. I call it the Golden Rule Goodness. “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
 - Mark Twain

When we give love, when we are generous, others benefit. But we often overlook the great benefits for the giver: JOY! When we forgive, we have peace. People have caught on to this with a popular fad of random acts of kindness, but it is when we live a deliberate life of thankfulness and love from which kind acts and generosity naturally flow that we experience so much good. 7 Science proves the benefits for our physical bodies in recognizing the endorphin release we get from doing good for others – it even has a name: Helper’s High. Holding grudges and not forgiving is especially hard on our health and sometimes blocks full healing. Forgiving is hard! A gateway emotion that leads us there is thankfulness. Finding five things a day to be thankful for is easy if you look, and goes a long way to changing the chemistry composition of our bodies. 8

We here at Cancer Warrior Inc., are praying for you, standing with you and pulling for you in every way we can! May the Lord guide you in wisdom, comfort you with His peace and surround you with His presence!

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March - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $125 and up in March receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this enigmatic art pillow "Hummingbird" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $125 or more to CWI between March 1 - 31, 2019,  you will receive this artful 14 x 20” pillow as our special thank you - FREE!

 

 

Matching Gift Programs - Double or Triple the Power of Your Donations!

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Did You Know?

When you make a donation to Cancer Warrior Inc. the company you work for may offer a donation match. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your donation!

How Do I Find Out?

When you make a donation to Cancer Warrior Inc., you will receive a receipt. To find out if your employee has a matching gift policy, you can contact your Human Resources Benefits Team via telephone or look on your company’s website, navigate to the Human Resources Page and search for “Benefits.”

Some companies even have a direct link on their website, where you can simply add the non-profit name and then you will be prompted to upload your receipt. The company will then match the donation up to a certain dollar amount per year.

Make A Larger Impact

With matching gift programs, your donation will make a larger impact and go further in helping those with cancer get the treatments they need, improving their chances at beating cancer.

Check with your Human Resources Department today to see what matching gift programs they support.

February - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $100 and up in February receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this lovely art trivet "Tiger Trivet" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $100 or more to CWI between February 1 - 28, 2019,  you will receive this beautiful 7 x 7" art trivet as our special thank you.

 

 

January - Item of the Month - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $200 and up receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is this stunning art print "Desert Bloom" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $200 or more to CWI between January 1 - 31, 2019,  you will receive this beautiful 10 x 14" art print as our special thank you.

 

 

December - Item of the Month

Each month CWI offers a special Item of the Month. All donations of $200 and up receive this special item free, in appreciation for your donation.

 

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Our featured Item of the Month is a stunning art print "December" created by CWI founder, Micol Sanko.

With your generous donation of $200 or more to CWI between December 1 - 31, 2018,  you will receive this beautiful 11 x 11" art print as our special thank you.