Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Support
Did you know that Cheatham County is ranked in the top five counties in Tennessee for cancer-related mortality?
We are dedicated to providing support for these Cheatham County families.
Our vision is a safe, healthy, drug free Community.
Although the death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Statistics, 2018,” across the nation, rural cancer survivors have higher mortality rates than their urban counterparts. Reasons for this are not clear, and may vary from county to county. Unfortunately Cheatham County ranks in the top five TN counties for cancer-related mortality (TDH data).
On July 1, 2020 CCCEC received a $10,000 award from the Tennessee Cancer Coalition to provide education and guidance for Cheatham County residents who have been diagnosed with cancer, and for their family members. The purpose of the funding is to offer two virtual town hall meetings and at least six virtual presentations to community organizations and faith communities over the coming year to provide education, information about resources, and to learn more from survivors about their needs. The Coalition has named the project Cheatham County Cancer Survivors Support (CCCSS).
How you can help
The CCCSA team invite cancer survivors in Cheatham County to join the planning committee for this project. We hope to learn needs, resources and gaps in services and support available. This information will guide the CCCSS in determining steps we can take to improve information, resources and outcomes for cancer survivors in our county.
To volunteer to participate in this project, please email email@example.com. Watch this page for updates!