CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional counseling, educational programs, practical help and financial assistance. CancerCare develops collaborations with corporations from various industries on educational programs (e.g., workshops, printed materials and online resources), special events (e.g., dinners, walks, runs, symposia) and related initiatives. Through such collaborations, CancerCare receives financial support in the form of restricted and unrestricted grants, sponsorships, and in-kind support. It is CancerCare’s experience that collaborations with corporations can help us provide much needed information and services to people with cancer, their families, and healthcare professionals.

CancerCare adheres to the following guidelines in working with these companies:

  • All activities at CancerCare are independent, non-promotional, and free from commercial influences or bias. No company will control, influence or dictate the content or design of any activity of CancerCare.

  • CancerCare does not endorse any particular treatment, medical product, or healthcare goods or services. CancerCare’s educational programs are not meant to provide medical advice.

  • All financial support received from corporate partners imposes no obligation, expressed or implied, on any of the employees or affiliates of CancerCare to purchase (or recommend or arrange for the purchasing or prescribing) of any commercial product.

  • All information in CancerCare’s educational programs and related initiatives will be presented in fair balance.

  • CancerCare has full and final authority over the selection of presenters for its workshops, conferences, and related educational programs as well as editors of all print and online media.

  • All presenters and editors of CancerCare’s educational programs are required to disclose their relationships with any corporate supporters.

  • Although CancerCare may, at times, develop the content from its activities with information and data provided by external sources, CancerCare remains the owner of this content and retains the right to plan, execute and edit such content at its full discretion.

  • CancerCare’s educational programs cannot be altered, revised, or duplicated without CancerCare’s prior written consent.

  • Any corporate partner seeking to cite CancerCare (including its images, logo, registered marks, mission, and related language) in its own programs and/or materials must first obtain prior review and prior written consent from CancerCare.

  • CancerCare regularly discloses the names of all of its corporate partners, as well as the specific activities supported by each partner in its materials including (but not limited to) its website and annual report.

CancerCare values its reputation as an excellent source of unbiased, quality support and information about coping with cancer. This policy was developed to reinforce our commitment to this reputation and to the high quality services for which we are known and respected.

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