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Phoenix Cancer Support Network

Phoenix Cancer Support Network

Economic and Sustainable Networks

By Andrea Dias

Sustainability—“avoidance of depletion of natural resources maintaining ecological balance.” The goal of “sustainability” is tangential to the mission of Phoenix Cancer Support Network (PCSN) to empower clients throughout their cancer journey while promoting and protecting the unique needs of patients and their caregivers. PCSN takes its commitment to sustaining the community very seriously, as evidenced by Jenny Martin, PCSN founder
and CEO.

Sustaining the Community

“We believe in a holistic concept of support with a watchful eye toward not only our clients and their caregivers, but the community as a whole,” she says. “By identifying and filling in the gaps that exist in the cancer support space, we are able to partner with existing resources to build a sustainable
environment for the entire community.”

In facing the challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic, PCSN has made the ecologically and socially responsible decision to add a virtual component to its 2020 Friendraiser planned for Sat., Aug. 15, 2020. By reducing travel to the event, limiting printed materials, and cutting back on décor, PCSN will reduce the amount of waste associated with a live event
while reaching an even wider audience.

Environmental Services

PCSN proudly provides organic cleaning services from their partner AZ Uber Clean. This environmentally beneficial service is greatly appreciated by its clients, who are often hypersensitive to chemicals due to cancer treatments.

PCSN provides free support and advocacy to clients and their families while they undergo cancer treatment. This includes safely providing nutritious meals and groceries for patients and their families, a growing need amid the
coronavirus pandemic. PCSN recently partnered with The Joy Bus to provide fresh, healthful meals to even more homebound cancer patients. Through this partnership, The Joy Bus has been able to expand its reach to cancer patients outside of its immediate service area.

“PCSN is extremely grateful to The Joy Bus for allowing us to provide their fresh, organic, specially curated meals to our clients. While undergoing chemo, it is important to focus on nutrition, and this is one way we can help accomplish that,” says Martin.

PCSN hopes to continue this earth-friendly, pandemic-inspired format for future events. To help make these initiatives a success in helping those who really need a hand, contact info@pcsnetwork.org.

Assisting Clients

As a nonprofit organization, PCSN strives to remove some of the daily burdens that become overwhelming obstacles to cancer patients and their families. They are dedicated to providing free support, assistance, advocacy and guidance to those undergoing cancer treatment. Founded in 2017, they
assist clients with the various daily tasks that accompany a cancer diagnosis. PCSN services include meal support, transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping, second opinions, collating medical records, financial support and even dog walking. Since its inception in 2017, PCSN has served over 220 clients in various capacities.

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Andrea Kramer Dias is a seasoned marketing and PR consultant and a NY transplant whose roots include entertainment PR, tour management, and marketing. She proudly serves Phoenix Cancer Support Network as its director of marketing and PR, provides support for Musically Fed’s media efforts and other clients. She loves providing unique, effective, and efficient results for her clients, and makes her home in Scottsdale with her husband, young son, and two entitled standard poodles.


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