About Health And Education Relief Organization For Cancer (H.E.R.O.C.)

A non-profit corporation, founded in 2013 and incorporated in 2014, The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer, Inc. (H.E.R.O.C.) serves to extend a helping hand to communities and individuals affected with cancer, specifically Breast and Prostate Cancers. Special interest is given to Cancer in Guyana. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O) 2014, Cancer is ranked in the top 25 cause of deaths in Guyana where there is limited access to the required health care for this dreaded disease. In 2015, 125 breast cancer cases were diagnosed and 46 cancer related deaths recorded at the Oncology Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. These figures are only based on the reported cases, since Guyanese are not vocal about having this disease.

The H.E.R.O.C. team which consists of twenty persons to date is comprised of health care professionals and non-medical members. The team is focused on providing assistance through education and awareness to promote early detection and screening, distribution of prosthetic bras and wigs, financial support and counseling and nutrition services for cancer patients and survivors. This organization works in collaboration with The Giving Hope Foundation in Guyana to provide its services to the cancer patients which forms part of the mission trips to Guyana.

Financial and other resources are obtained mainly from fund raising activities (such as Annual: Spring Tea Party in April, A Bingo evening in July and Guyanese Style Holiday Breakfast in December), private corporations, federal and State Governmental Agencies, individual patrons, through written solicitations and other non-for-profit organizations within the United States of America. H.E.R.O.C is actively involved in activities during October for Breast Cancer Awareness month, where they contribute to The American Cancer Society.

H.E.R.O.C. is a 501 (c) (3) Registered NY State Incorporation

H.E.R.O.C. Mission Statement

H.E.R.O.C. is dedicated to the commitment of health care, education and nutrition for Cancer patients and others of the Community.

Our goal is to improve and enhance the well-being and health of individuals within these communities.

H.E.R.O.C. will assist in providing the adequate required help in the fight against Cancer. We pledge to be a source of improved care and well-being through the work of our members and associated groups.

We remain committed to providing the necessary services that will benefit those with little or no access to the much needed treatment to help conquer the disease.

Our Goal

Our goal is to improve and enhance the well-being and health of individuals within these communities.

H.E.R.O.C. will assist in providing the adequate required help in the fight against Cancer. We pledge to be a source of improved care and well-being through the work of our members and associated groups.

Our Advisory Board

Our Patrons

GIVING HOPE FOUNDATION

Mission Statement

The GIVING HOPE FOUNDATION is a non – profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life and addressing Mental Health Issues in both adults and children diagnosed with cancer, suicide and other chronic illnesses in Guyana.

Vision Statement

The GHF will work to ensure that all patients and their relatives that are diagnosed with cancer will have access to appropriate Cancer and Mental Health Care Services.

Motto

Creating Pathways, for Care, Hope and Support…

Section of the Cancer Awareness Walk

Team H.E.R.O.C at the conclusion of the Walk

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Dr. Amir, Acting CEO GPHC meeting with
Team H.E.R.O.C. Inc and Dr. Latoya Gooding.

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Survivor Recognition Awardees –Mother, Gwendoline Barker (Breast Cancer); Son, Peter Barker (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) along with Jean Ellis, Barbara Chase, Lorna Welshman-Neblett, Francien Williams.

Left to Right: MC- Dr. Rose October-Edun, Our Fighter-Marcia Priyadarshani Gordon, Her mother–Alexandria Gordon, President of HEROC- Lorna Welshman-Neblett.

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We remain committed to providing the necessary services that will benefit those with little or no access to the much needed treatment to help conquer the disease.

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October 21st, 2018
The strides for Breast Cancer Walk
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