The Cancer Association of Anderson was founded in March 2003 by a group of cancer survivors, health care professionals and community leaders to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors and their families living in Anderson County, S.C. We depend on donations and fund-raisers to help us help your friends and neighbors. Please support our work in assisting Anderson County cancer patients!
Thank you for your donations in 2016. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible!
Angela Stringer is Our New Executive Director
Stringer has been named executive director of the Cancer Association of
Anderson after an intensive three-month search by the board of directors.
“We are so
looking forward to a strong and healthy future with Angie as our leader,” CAA
Board Vice President Sandra Martoccia said. “Her talents and her compassion for
our community will blend beautifully with the needs of CAA and our
patients. She has all of the skills
needed to make CAA everything we’ve all hoped it can be in the coming years.”
begin work at CAA on January 19th. The charity, which serves
Anderson County cancer patients, survivors and their families, was founded in
2003 by a group of cancer survivors, medical professionals and other interested
people. It is the county’s only local cancer charity and is not affiliated with
the American Cancer Society or any other national cancer charity.
currently serving as Anderson County Communications Director. County
Administrator Rusty Burns added, “My family has experienced cancer up close and
personal more than once. The Cancer Association of Anderson walked through
those trials with us. Although Angie will leave a giant gap in Anderson County government,
her enthusiasm and passion to help others will be a tremendous asset for CAA. I
am certain she will do an outstanding job in her new role as executive director
and continue to make us proud.”
“This decision is bittersweet,” said Stringer.
“It is with a heavy heart that I’m leaving a job which has afforded me great
opportunities to work with many incredible people and to do so many wonderful
things toward the betterment of our wonderful community. However, as a recent
cancer survivor, I am excited by the chance to impact the lives of others who
are battling this terrible disease. CAA was there for me and my family when we
needed support. Survivors like CAA Founding Director Kathryn Smith and Mr. Burns’
wife Kay put feet to these words:
…the God of all comfort, who comforts
us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in
any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Corinthians 1:3-5
“I see this
transition as an opportunity for me to do the same,” she concluded.
More about Angie at
The Cancer Association's charming 100-year-old home belongs to Dr. Rajeev Malik, and we appreciate so much his generosity in providing us this beautiful office space!
Our Services Include:
Up to $1,000 a year in assistance for treatment-related expenses, including prescription medicine and gas to get to medical appointments
Emotional support through support groups and free enrollment in AnMed Health's Oncology Rehab program.
Free new and gently used wigs, hats, breast prostheses and mastectomy bras
Connection to other people who have fought cancer and survived.
Referral to services here and elsewhere that will help cancer patients and their families
Loans and assistance with purchase of durable medical equipment
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 to 5, Friday, 8:30 to Noon. (Note: If you are a new patient, please schedule your visit before noon or after 2 p.m. when we can give you our best service.)
Cancer Association of Anderson
215 East Calhoun Street
Anderson, SC 29621