SUMMARY: UHSM has partnered with Cancer Kinship to help provide cancer survivors and patients with the support they need. Read on to find out more about this partnership and UHSM’s health sharing ministry.
Nearly 2 million cancer diagnoses were made in the US in 2020. While many who are diagnosed with the disease will unfortunately die from it, many others will survive and thrive. In the US, more than 16.9 million people are cancer survivors.
The word “cancer” can be terrifying, but life with the disease doesn’t have to be, especially when there are amazing programs and organizations out there designed specifically to support those who are living with the disease.
The health sharing ministry, UHSM, not only aims to help Americans financially manage medical costs, but also strives to promote healthy living. To that goal, UHSM has teamed up with Cancer Kinship, an organization working to guide cancer patients both during and after treatments and empower them to take back control of their lives and overall health while minimizing the odds of the disease recurring.
In addition to this partnership, UHSM has also partnered with cancer survivor Yoli Origel, along with all the cancer survivors and fighters that Cancer Kinship helps to support. Yoli is not only a 12-year survivor of Stage 3 breast cancer, but also the Founder and Executive Director for Cancer Kinship. She’s made it her personal mission to help cancer patients become accustomed to their newfound status of “survivor” and develop a more hopeful and positive outlook on life.
Cancer Kinship offers mentorship, support systems, and education to cancer survivors. The organization also aims to help patients deal with not only the physical impacts of cancer, but the emotional and psycho-social effects as well. UHSM is proud and excited to be a part of this mission.
Endeavors Initiated By UHSM’s Partnership With Cancer Kinship
This past March, UHSM and Cancer Kinship sponsored a Love Drop in honor of John Andretti, the late father of race car driver Jarett Andretti. The Love Drops were sent to St. Joseph’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living.
In particular, the team at UHSM took charge of a colorectal cancer awareness campaign to support the Andretti family’s campaign, which was designed to help Americans understand the signs of the disease and understand what to do to seek early intervention.
Financial Help for the Unexpected
UHSM understands the overwhelming costs associated with cancer treatments and has incorporated the S.M.A.R.T. and S.T.A.R.R. Care Programs designed to provide crucial health sharing benefits for those who have been stricken with severe life-threatening diseases, including cancer. S.M.A.R.T. Care offers incremental health care sharing to help with expenses such as mortgage payments, rent payments, and utilities, while S.T.A.R.R. Care provides accident protection in case of the unexpected.
If you’re looking for some peace of mind knowing that you’ll have some financial support in the unexpected event of a critical illness or accident, UHSM can help. Get in touch with our team of representatives today to discuss your options and learn how to share the health.