OLCOC Our Journey of Hope Cancer Care Ministry
Who Are We?
We are a Christian based group of volunteers that have been trained on how and what to say during the cancer journey of our church members or community members that need help.
Cancer Survivors or Caregivers
10 out of 32 team members or 32%
2 members have each survived stage 4 cancer
- range of survivorship = 3 years to 15 years;
- total combined years of survivorship = ~100 years
- cancer types: hematologic, kidney, breast, ovary, thyroid, colon, vocal cord, testicular
- Lost A Loved One to Cancer 22 out of 24 or 92%
Worked professionally with those dealing with cancer 5 out of 32 or 64%
- roles = Phlebotomy, school counselor, clinical practitioner’s, nurse, clergy, engineers, caregiver/support roles
Some reasons we answered the call to join OJOH (Our Journey of Hope)
- “the need is great” – so many individuals are impacted by cancer
- wanting to give back, as we and/or our loved ones received wonderful support during cancer journeys
- making sure those with cancer, their loved ones and their caregivers know that they are not alone
- wanting to contribute our skills/expertise to a worthy cause such as OJOH (Our Journey of Hope)
2 Trained Cancer Care Ministers work directly with the people we serve (patients, caregivers, loved ones)
30 Support Team Members who have been trained on all the aspects of cancer care.
What Do We Do?
All Cancer Care Team Members are volunteers who receive intensive, valuable training and instruction. OLCOC Cancer Care Ministry requires unique insights, both into the disease and into God’s Word. Through specialized training, these volunteers are equipped to provide valuable guidance, support, encouragement and hope in a meaningful and useful way. We believe that no one should have to navigate cancer alone and we would be honored to share the journey with you. If you or a loved one (family or friends) are battling cancer or you are a caregiver or family member of someone who is please contact us.