Getting to Know Us – Meet Jan April, Coordinator, Facilities

I joined ACS in 2005 for a few months and then moved on to pursue another job opportunity.  In that short few months, I learned so much of what ACS does and continues to do so well – help people fight and survive this dreaded disease!  Right after I left ACS, my best friend Debbie…

We Are Determined – Meet Survivor and Volunteer K. Russell Ho

January 26, 2016 was the 7th anniversary of my pancreatic cancer operation, called the Whipple procedure and being in remission. Following the procedure, I went through 30 radiation and 18 chemotherapy sessions. There is reason to celebrate, as pancreatic cancer has a 95% mortality rate and only 5% of patients make it past five years…

Painting our World Purple – Hero of Hope Cathy Castro

No one should have to fight cancer alone, especially your children. “I was in the prime of my life, entering the last semester of my senior year in college when I was diagnosed. The cancer had completely paralyzed me from the waist down. I was devastated,” stated Andre Jon “Dre” Rivera Castro,” Cathy’s son. When…