- Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network
- Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network's 13th Annual "Celebration of Life" Gala
Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network's 13th Annual "Celebration of Life" Gala
An event in support of Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network.
About This Event
The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network's
Board of Directors
invites you to our 13th Annual 'Celebration of Life' Gala. It's an evening of sharing- with Dinner, Cocktails, Dancing, a Silent Auction and Raffles.
Funds raised will benefit neuroendocrine cancer patients and get us one step closer to a cure!
Take Action, Make a Difference!
Your participation will help NCAN keep important programs like these available to neuroendocrine cancer patients:
Support Group Assistance
Funding for Research
How to purchase your gala tickets / donate:
Tickets to this fabulous event are $125 per person. A table of 10 costs $1,100.
Click on the Order Now button at the top of this page.
To Mail in a Donation- Please Make Checks Payable to NCAN Inc. Mail to NCAN, 2480 Hull Ave, North Bellmore, NY 11710
Call 866-850-9555 with a credit card
Tax ID # 20-1544357
NCAN is listed with www.guidestar.org & ww.greatnonprofit.org
The power of your contribution...
The money you give will help the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network continue to provide programs and services essential to neuroendocrine cancer patients.
Your contribution, large or small, makes a difference:
$15 provides supplies to a patient support group for a month
$25 supplies a comprehensive patient information packet to a neuroendocrine cancer patient, ensuring that the patient will be a good advocate for his/her care
$50 provides DVDs showing cutting edge information from a NET patient conference to a patient
$100 from 20 donors sends an expert to provide urgently needed information at a patient conference
$200 keeps the patient hotline open for a month
$500 sponsors a patient to attend a regional patient conference
$1,000 sponsors a doctor to learn more about neuroendocrine cancer and earn CME credits
$2,000 starts the ball rolling toward funding a research grant
What is Neuroendocrine Cancer?
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is the umbrella term for a group of unusual, often slow- growing cancers, which arise from neuroendocrine cells found throughout the body. For years this group of cancers was identified as a specific disease called carcinoid. This term is being replaced in medical literature by the term NETs.
Here are things you may not know about this disease:
Carcinoid /NET cancers are known to affect over 125,000 patients in the United States.
12,000 people are diagnosed annually.
Initially, over 90% of all Carcinoid/ NET patients are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for the wrong disease.
Average time from initial onset of symptoms to proper diagnosis exceeds five years.
Many patients go untreated for years and have been told they have another disease. However, due to the generosity and selfless effort of many people, progress IS being made!
If the tumors are found early and you get proper treatment, you can live a long life. There are many 20 year survivors living in the USA. Failure to diagnose the disease and provide proper treatment, however, has the most serious consequence.
Why Contribute to NCAN?
To better reflect the community we serve, CCAN is now NCAN- a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 2004. Our Mission is to intensify awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer including Carcinoid. NCAN provides information and support to NET patients / caregivers via e-mail, our web site, and toll free phone. The phone line, answered by a patient or caregiver at all times, is open 7 days a week 9 am – 9 pm EST, 365 days a year! We want you to know the person on the other end of the phone understands first-hand about the disease. We’ve also sent several thousand free information packets on request. We provide support groups with information, awareness items and financial support.
NCAN has produced nearly 40 conferences both national and regional around the country. These events have been beneficial for thousands of patients and their families. With these conferences, we keep patients up-to-date on information impacting the decisions made regarding their care, including new diagnostics and treatments available and upcoming. NCAN has been a proud member of The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society since 2006, providing funding and support. Maryann Wahmann has been serving on the NANETS advisory board since 2009, now also serving on the advisory board of The Healing NET Foundation!
NCAN exhibits at medical trade shows and medical meetings such as NANETS, ASCO, ASCO GI, Digestive Disease Week, Interventional Radiology, The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, & local fairs. We contribute to medical research whenever funding is available. Past recipients include The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, The NY Presbyterian Medical Center, LSU NET lab replacement, LSU NET Research Fund, The Doctors Cancer Foundation, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, University of Iowa, Vanderbilt University and NANETS.
What's with the Zebra?
Did you ever wonder where the Zebra mascot got started, or those stuffed zebras and zebra bracelets came from? They were designed by CCAN back in 2003. You can say we were "The Original ZEBRA". It describes NET patients well because no two zebra's stripes are the same and NO two NET Cancer patients are the same. The other reason is that in medical school students are taught when hearing hoof beats think horses not zebras. In other words, look for the common not the uncommon or rare. Since then over 450,000 bracelets have been distributed. We also distribute other awareness items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, tote bags, rulers, lapel pins, x-mas ornaments and car magnets.
Together we can beat neuroendocrine cancer!
days left to give
raised of $50,000 goal
Location / Venue
- 345 Hicksville Rd
- Bethpage, New York
- 11714, USA
- Nov 11, 2017 06:00 pm to
- Nov 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Event to Support Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network
NCAN INC is a non– profit charity whose mission is to intensify awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer in the medical community and general public around the world. NCAN also assists patients, caregivers and support groups worldwide by providing access to important & updated information about the disease. Through the years NCAN has produced over 50 patient conferences. Many are available to view on our website. Our toll free phone support line is answered by a patient and caregiver. Call today for your free information packet. We also provide funding for research into Neuroendocrine Cancers.