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Cancer Aid and Research

Throughout the years, funds have been raised by Auxiliaries and individual members for the Auxiliary to assit with cancer aid for members and cancer research. Nationwide, over the years, the VFW Auxiliaries had raised over $3,000,000 each year for the Cancer program -- something that we are all very proud of! In fact, we have raised so much for years, that we no longer have an offical program for raising funds, although donatiosn are accepted to keep this going. This money is used in the following ways:

  • Cancer Grants are given directly to members stricken with cancer. Up to two Grants can be given to any single member during her lifetime. Auxiliary members apply directly to the National orgainzation using the Cancer Grant application form.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to qualified Researchers from the National organization each year. Applications for this fellowship are made directly to VFW Auxiliary VFW National Headquarters, and must be postmarked by March 1 of each year.

In addition, each Auxiliary may elect to offer Cancer grants for its members. Our Auxiliary offers such a grant. Members stricken with cancer, may apply for benefits under this policy, without regard to whether or not they apply for the Cancer Grant from National HQ. Information can be obtained from our Auxiliary Treasurer Kimberli Spence.

But it doesn't stop there. The VFW Auxiliary also holds programs at their meetings, and within the community to educate citizens on the signs and symptoms of cancer and cancer prevention. Stop Smoking clinics, and breast self examination workshops are a few of the ways we do this each year.

And finally, providing support and respit care to cancer caregivers is another function which comes under the Cancer efforts.

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Phone (919) 772-1062