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UCSF have saved 2 people’s lives at KARM with PSA! - Beth Roggeman
Words cannot express my appreciation!! -Beth Finamore-Neff
Early detection programs has played a big role - KARM
UCSF has shaped the human service foundational experience - Ms. Jacqueline G. McRae-Mitchell
We are so appreciative of Mercedes and all her staff and helpers. - Mayor Dale Perdue and Staff

History of USCF

The Past

In April, 2011, the American Association for Cancer Support was founded on the mission “to assist cancer patients through commodity distribution and education”.  While this was a fine and noble mission, as time passed, that mission became obsolete and so did the American Association for Cancer Support.

The Present

In July, 2015, it was decided, by the Founder and voted on by the founding Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Support, to close the American Association for Cancer Support charity unless new leadership, to include a new CEO, new ‘mixed ability’ Board of Directors, new mission statement, and new direction, could be instituted.

It was determined, in order to move into the preventive arena, that a new charity had to be born. That was the beginning of the United Cancer Support Foundation (UCSF). Since its inception on July 7, 2015, United Cancer Support Foundation has been and strongly remains on the forefront of prevention and early detection.

UCSF has developed strong alliances among the medical, educational, and business communities.  We work very closely with local, state and federal agencies that foster and govern our mission and program services.  We have a presence in the faith-based community as well.

The Future

We are continually expanding our needs specific free program services division to include; survivors’ workshops, co-payment assistance, clinical trials assistance, and personal support packages just to name a few.  UCSF is looking toward investment strategies, system integration between accounting and fundraising to improve efficiency. We are improving our corporate and retail opportunities for sponsor support.  We support our staff and board of director’s non-profit education.  This quarter we are studying “cause marketing” and how we can rapidly expand our cause related activities and exploring ways to be more sustainable and responsible.

While we will move forward we will also continue to impact the homeless, at risk, abused and vulnerable populations by offering free HPV vaccines, PSA screenings, and mammograms as we are chartered to do.

BENCHMARKS

March 2016

    • Supporting Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center fundraiser
    • UCSF first fundraiser

February 2016

  • UCSF took part in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) expedition
  • Joined forces with Wallace and KARM for PSA screening (2-20-16)
  • Staff attended grant writing conference
  • Supported Knoxville Lighthouse (Spring Open House)
  • Introduced new UCSF brochures (lung cancer/PSA testing)

January 2016

  • Finalized HPV vaccine initiative
  • Offered PayPal as payment gateway
  • Participated in OOA/SCSEP Job Fair
  • Sent out fundraising invitations
  • met with Wallace Mobile Healthcare (Beth Roggeman)

December 2015

    • Hosted second “Meeting of the Minds” follow up to HPV initiative
    • Created Mailing Lists
    • Added Wallace Mobile Healthcare to list of agency partners
    • Amended Articles of Incorporation

November 2015

    • Held “UCSF Open House”
    • Provided mammograms for women at Serenity Shelter
    • Hired new Accounting Firm
    • Staff Education (Food Inc.)

October 2015

    • Set in motion the UCSF free mammogram program
    • Provided 7 women from “Serenity” shelter with free mammograms
    • Made in roads for the PSA testing for underserved men
    • Amended the Articles of Incorporation
    • Supported Breast Cancer Awareness month
    • Had first international shipment as UCSF
    • Began grant writing proposal project
    • Hosted visiting fundraiser (Dick Cole)
    • Took part in the Asian Festival

September 2015

  • Planned and executed HPV initiative
  • Garnered partnerships with KCHD, RAM, CAC Office on Aging, Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • Hosted first “Meeting of the Minds” HPV initiative
  • Created brochures/presentation folders
  • Visited with NJ fundraiser
  • Met with web developer (Scott and Mary)
  • Met with TN State Investigator (Ken Marrero)

August 2015

  • Moved office to new location
  • Changed phone number
  • Laid out new website
  • Changed Mission (did rewrite)
  • Amended By-Laws
  • Supported other charities
  • Visited with FL fundraiser
  • Held Board of Directors meeting

July 2015

  • Mercedes L. Ringgold was voted in and accepted position of President and CEO of United Cancer Support Foundation
  • Changed the name to United Cancer Support Foundation
  • Changed Mission Statement and Charitable Purpose from “assistance” to “prevention”
  • Implemented corporate restructuring (first 90 days)