Our Mission

The Association’s mission is to form and mobilize a membership consisting of all people touched by cancer—patients, family, healthcare professionals, and activists. The single goal of the membership is to be a major national catalyst in helping achieve the vision of eliminating cancer as a life-threatening illness.

Further, the Association’s mission is grounded in equipping members with tools and resources to educate, advocate, and support the vision of achieving a cancer-free world.

Our Values

People: Cancer Recovery Association regards all people as created with sacred worth. We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and high value of every person with whom we interact. We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture, and resulting contribution.

Partnership: Cancer Recovery Association is an international partnership that transcends legal, political, and cultural boundaries. We accept and respect the obligations of joint participation, shared goals, and mutual accountability that true partnership requires.

Stewardship: The resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a sacred trust given to us in order to fulfill our mission. We are faithful to the purpose for which resources are given and manage them in a manner that brings maximum benefit to all.

Responsiveness: We respond to where our involvement and advocacy is needed and appropriate. We are willing to take intelligent risks and act quickly. We do so from a foundation of knowledge and experience. We encourage innovation, creativity, and action. We maintain an attitude of learning, reflections, and discovery. Through our responsiveness, we make a positive difference.