FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the CancerHawk Foundation?
CancerHawk began as a blog in March of 2011 to help guide others through the cancer experience. Created by Robyn Stoller, CancerHawk was born out of frustration from the cancer journey she shared with her late husband Alan. The success of the blog led to the creation of The CancerHawk Foundation, Inc. in 2015. Our mission is to empower and inform people affected by cancer. Beyond the tremendous emotional turmoil that accompanies a cancer diagnosis, patients face a practical necessity: to develop a plan to live with and fight the cancer. We believe that plan should be easy to build. But ask anyone facing a diagnosis of cancer and they will tell you it is anything but “easy”. CancerHawk aims to change this.
Q: What service(s) do you provide?
CancerHawk connects people affected by cancer with knowledge and resources that may be able to help them as they navigate their way through this diagnosis. We do not provide the programs, services or products that we write about. We are simply “matchmakers”.
Q: Do you provide medical advice?
CancerHawk is for informational purposes ONLY and does NOT provide medical advice. We are patient advocates with one goal in mind: to empower and inform anyone affected by cancer. The information we provide is not to be used as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health or the content on our site, you should ALWAYS consult with a physician or other health-care professional.
Q: Do you endorse the organizations or programs that you suggest?
We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinics, procedures, opinions, products or other information that may appear on our site. When we write about an organization, product or service, it is strictly because we like what they do and we think it has the potential to benefit our readers. If you know of a program that helps cancer fighters, survivors or supporters, please leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to include them in our Online Navigator or write about them in the CancerHawk blog.
Q: What is the CancerHawk Navigator?
We are in the process of building an online, interactive tool called the CancerHawk Navigator and we will let you know as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, we have loads of great information on various assistance programs, products and other amazing resources you may not even know you need but can help you.
Q: Will there be a fee to use the CancerHawk Navigator?
No! Cancer fighters, survivors and supporters will never pay to use our services. We are here to ease your journey. It’s that simple.
Q: How does CancerHawk raise funds?
The CancerHawk Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charity. We rely on donations that come from several sources, including: partnerships with businesses and corporations; devoted volunteers who host fundraisers; and individual donations made directly to our foundation.
Q: What is the significance of the name CancerHawk?
Hawks have tremendous meaning to our founder Robyn Stoller. Whenever she and her husband Alan saw a hawk flying overhead, they felt as if someone or something was carefully watching over them. Hawks are symbolic of messengers and protectors. Keen vision is one of their greatest gifts, which is why they can see things that others may miss. So when it came time to choosing a name, CancerHawk was a natural fit.