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The Creeper Challenge is back for 2015!

The Ryan Dixon Memorial Creeper Challenge is back for 2015 with a 5K Run/Walk and Bike Ride that will be held on Saturday, September 12th. The Challenge starts at the Abingdon, Virginia Creeper Trail head with an option to catch a shuttle back from Damascus for the bike riders. The male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a 2 night stay at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains! There are also a lot of great prizes up for grabs in the 5K and the bike ride.

Some people have asked how they can be more involved with the event so we have also added the option of starting a Creeper Challenge team. All of the money raised by the Creeper Challenge goes to support local cancer patients through the Cancer Outreach Foundation. We believe "Hope Starts Here!". That's why we raise our money locally and support local patients and remember the Foundation depends on you to help us help others. Please consider volunteering and/or participating in the Challenge. For all the details of event, visit our website at www.creeperchallenge.com.

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TO ALL WHO ARE HELPING THE FOUNDATION IN OUR OUTREACH TO CANCER PATIENTS IN THIS REGION...THANK YOU!

As a nonprofit organization, the Cancer Outreach Foundation depends upon your support to provide assistance with the financial needs of those in our community who are battling cancer. Every gift is important and every dollar counts in our effort to reach cancer patients in our region who are dealing with the financial burdens of this disease. Your contribution will help someone living in your community that needs help with transportation, cost for treatments, medication expense, and medical supplies. We are so very thankful and appreciative of the generosity shown by individuals and businesses in the community. The Foundation would like to recognize local businesses who have given their time and donations to assist us in realizing our mission to provide financial support to cancer patients in Southwest Virginia and Upper East Tennessee.

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Welcome to Michael Warren, the new Executive Director of the Cancer Outreach Foundation!

Please join the Cancer Outreach Foundation in welcoming Michael Warren as our new Executive Director.

Michael has served on the Foundation board since 2012. He is excited to be in his new role as Executive Director and is working hard to help serve Cancer patients in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.



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Today is a Good Day!

Since our area of service has expanded to include Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, the number of patients we serve has increased dramatically as has the demand for funds. Every individual and every business or organization approached by the Foundation has been extremely generous, and for that we sincerely thank you. The monies received from friends who make gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one is a significant part of the COF budget as are the gifts and grants from businesses, civic clubs, churches, schools, and other foundations. Remember, you don't have to have a special occasion to make a donation to the Cancer Outreach Foundation. Today is a Good Day!




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CarePages Website

Now you can stay connected with family, friends and colleagues before, during and after a healthcare challenge through the CarePages website. CarePages provides free, private websites that make it easy to:

* Update family and friends all at once
* Share photos
* Collect supporting messages from loved ones
* Learn more about healthcare issues
* Connect to others with similar concerns

Help Someone Who is Fighting for Their Life...Become a Friend of the Foundation.

The Friend of the Foundation is an annual membership that will make a difference in the life of a cancer patient dealing with the financial burden of cancer. The Cancer Outreach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency serving Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Your contribution will help someone living in your community that needs help with transportation, cost for treatments, medication expense, and medical supplies. The membership form can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on the link below or you can contact the Foundation directly to receive a printed copy of the form.

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Cancer Outreach Foundation College Scholarship

The Cancer Outreach Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Phyllis Hope Miller Scholarship. The Foundation offers the Hope Scholarship on an annual basis to deserving college-bound students who have had to fight cancer personally or have a family member with cancer. To be considered for the scholarship, you will need to fill out an application and attach a 300 word essay explaining why this scholarship will be helpful and why you are qualified for the scholarship. The deadline for application/essay submission is May 1, 2016. The application form can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on the link below or you can contact the Foundation directly to receive a printed copy of the form.

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