Announcing our ‘Spotlight on Giving Christmas Tree Campaign’


Announcing our year-end campaign ‘Spotlight on our Giving Christmas Tree’.

As we come to the close of another year, we hope you’ll consider making a special year-end gift today.

Working together, we can help cancer patients by supporting their choice of treatment, on their terms, with a less toxic method and an excellent quality of life with the love and support of people like you.

For every $100 Answers for Angels receive, Merry Christmas Everybody!(1)
we’ll decorate a row of branches on the tree!
We know how deeply you care,
‘Cause we’re more than halfway there!

Please make your tax-deductible gift today!

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Katie Davis, President

 

Spotlight on the Christmas Tree Giving Campaign


We cannot thank you enough for your support and generous donation towards our #GivingTuesday campaign and the $115 that it raised. We’re inspired each day by this amazing community of family and friends like you that help. We’ve set a goal to raise $350 by the end of the year, and we are a third of the way there!

In a few days, we will tell you more about how you can help us put the ‘Spotlight Merry Christmas Everybody!(2)on the Christmas Tree Giving campaign.

Merry Christmas!

Katie Davis, President

Thank you for supporting our #GivingTuesday and AmazonSmile campaign


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Thank you so much for remembering Answers for Angels when you shop at AmazonSmile; for your purchases, Amazon donates a portion of it back to us. In addition, thank you for donating yesterday for the #GivingTuesday movement. Your donations to this campaign raised $115 to add to our end of year campaign goal.

With the funds raised yesterday and a spotlight on our end of year crusade beginning next week, we want to be successful in raising $350. Our goal is to sponsor another patient’s visit to an integrative oncologist and pay for prescribed supplements or shots, or pay a bill in their name and more. This doesn’t seem like much but to a cancer patient, consulting with an integrative oncologist and paying out-of-pocket for their medical care that insurance doesn’t cover, it’s a sizable amount. This amount provides another option to treating cancer and participating in healing their body back to health. Moreover, to a patient who’s single and self-supportive, it’s a relief to the challenge of making ends meet.

Your partnership with us is helpful and important to a cancer patient; it changes people’s lives in astonishing ways. People like Vicki O. from Washington with esophageal cancer that can now eat whole foods, something we take for granted, after following an integrative approach to her treatment. In her own words she “feels healthy, energetic, and happy!” This is an amazing testimony to hear about after 3 months of treatment!

Once more, thank you for your donations and please look for more information in the coming weeks as we begin our Spotlight on Giving Tree campaign.

Thank you and take care!

Helpful Opportunities to Giving


Answers for Angels hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family & friends. In our previous email/post, we mentioned how your donations, hosting fundraisers, & volunteering provided us with reaching our goal of offering a few cancer patients grant money. We also shared a testimony of a woman who received a dismal picture from a conventional oncologist. Did you miss that testimony? Our grant program helped pay for her IV shots that aren’t covered by insurance from an integrative oncologist as part of her medical treatment. (Read previous email/post.) Let’s keep the momentum going by supporting us again before this year ends!

You can support us a few different ways. One is by using AmazonSmile when ordering from Amazon during the holidays. At no cost to you, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase price to Answers for Angels. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), please select Answers for Angels to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

Another is to join the #GivingTuesday movement. Giving Tuesday thank you imageIt’s a global movement dedicated to giving & celebrating the generosity of others to give to Answers for Angels before the year-end tax deduction rush. Any donation at this time is greatly appreciated by the many patients touched by cancer.

Lastly, if you’re unable to donate at this time, maybe you could volunteer on one of the many committees available at our 2016 Jog & Juice 5k run. The committees are Food, Publicity, T-Shirts, & Social Media.

Any way that you contribute will significantly help cancer patients struggling to pay for out-of-pocket expenses to heal their bodies back to health.

Thank you.

Katie Davis

Thank You for Giving and Changing Someone’s Life


At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation for your donations/support this past year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to help a few cancer patients pay for complementary treatments & IV injections as part of their medical care. Your donations changed someone’s life by the programs we provide.

In May 2015, Vickie O. from Washington was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. Listen to her testimony that Answers for Angels received 3 months after her diagnosis & after using an integrative treatment.

I feel strong & healthy while fighting.
I feel strong & healthy while fighting.

The conventional oncologist recommended chemo without much hope for improvement – let alone curing the cancer; they painted a dismal outcome. (I cannot eat & swallow whole foods, at this time.)

The integrative oncologist offered several treatments, injections, & supplements with the hope & chance of recovery; I found them to be compassionate & optimistic. The idea of only targeting the cancer cells & not harming the healthy cells appealed to me. With this treatment, I feel strong & healthy while fighting.

Continue reading Thank You for Giving and Changing Someone’s Life

Complementary Therapies in Lung Cancer


For Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to inform people that there are several complementary therapy modalities that can be helpful in improving the overall care of patients with lung cancer.

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Educate yourself on integration

Here’s an article from PubMed, the National Institute of Health, National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health, dated May 2013. The title of the article is ‘Complementary therapies and integrative medicine in lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer.’

Physicians are often asked about complementary therapies by patients with cancer, and data show that the interest in and use of these therapies among patients with cancer is common. Therefore, it is important to assess the current evidence base on the benefits and risks of complementary therapies (modalities not historically used in modern Western medicine).

A systematic literature review was carried out and recommendations were made according to the American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines development methodology.

A large number of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, as well as a number of prospective cohort studies, met the predetermined inclusion criteria. These trials addressed many different issues pertaining to patients with lung cancer, such as symptoms of anxiety, mood disturbance, pain, quality of life, and treatment-related side effects. The available data cover a variety of interventions, including acupuncture, nutrition, mind-body therapies, exercise, and massage. The body of evidence supports a series of recommendations. An evidenced-based approach to modern cancer care should integrate complementary therapies with standard cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and best supportive care measures.

Several complementary therapy modalities can be helpful in improving the overall care of patients with lung cancer. Answers for Angels are here to support patients wishing to ease the symptoms from their treatment. Whether you choose an oncology-trained acupuncturist/massage therapist or not, they both may require a note from your oncologist, so ask.

Please visit our website for more resources and information on how patients may apply for a grant to help pay for these treatments.

Take care,
Katie Davis, President
KatieDavis@AnswersForAngels.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23649450

The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest


We wish you good health, which is why we’re forwarding this info about natural & alternative solutions to preventing & healing cancer in this 9-day docu-series ‘The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest’ which airs tonight, October 13, 2015 at 8pm Central time in the U.S.

Here’s a sneak peek video & sign up is free. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/sneak-peek/?a_aid=

This series has 100+ doctors, scientists, & survivors (including Chris Wark from ChrisBeatCancer.com & another from surviving pancreatic cancer) from 27 countries who’ve integrated to show you that cancer can be prevented & reversed.

Answers for Angels researched & read a dozen books for the past few years to find the answers as to why we get cancer & how to best heal from it. All that information is summed up in this 9-day series.

Some of the topics discussed in the docu-series are:

1. The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly including Dr. Patrick Vickers from Northern Baja Gerson Wellness Clinic (Tuesday, October 13th 8pm Central time)
2. Cancer Facts & Fictions, Breast Cancer, Hormones, Skin Cancer & Essential Oils (Wednesday, October 14th 8pm Central time)
3. Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, Juicing & Eating the Rainbow (Thursday, October 15th)
4. Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature’s Pharmacy & Healing Cancer with Sound & Light (Friday, October 16th)
5. Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy & The Power of Emotions (Saturday, October 17th)
6. The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going Inside A German Cancer Clinic (Sunday, October 18th)
7. Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight & Combining Superfoods (Monday, October 19th)
8. Cannabis, Nature’s Epigenetic Switches, Peptides & Healing with Micronutrient Therapy including Dr. Burzynski who’s well-known for curing brain cancer (Tuesday, October 20th)
9. Cancer Conquerors & Their Powerful Stories of Victory including Chris Wark from ChrisBeatCancer.com & a woman who had pancreatic cancer (Wednesday, October 21st)

All episodes start at 8pm Central US time on the date listed above & is available for approx. 23 hours, after which time the next episode is loaded for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Thank you for being a part of Answers for Angels’ family & friends & for supporting our mission to help cancer patients pay for out-of-pocket expenses for these treatments. There was a lot of work put into bringing this series to us, so sign up at the bottom of this link. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/sneak-peek/?a_aid=

Kind regards,

Katie Davis, President

At last, a nonprofit grant that won’t scare you!


At last, a nonprofit grant that won’t scare you because it promotes the well-being of the cancer patient seeking complementary or alternative treatments while following conventional methods!

Are you a cancer patient or do you know someone who is? Then check out this new grant opportunity from Answers for Angels, a non-profit organization that offers programs and services to support individuals and/or families impacted by cancer.

Answers for Angels offers a unique grant program that helps cancer patients visit integrative oncologists and complementary health practitioners that many health insurance policies don’t cover. Complementary health practitioners help cancer patients manage the side effects from chemo, radiation, and surgery such as cognitive dysfunction, pain, nausea, etc. Answer for Angels’ grants are meant to promote physical, mental, and emotional health and to balance the mind, body, and spirit.

To apply for the grant, visit the Answers for Angels website at www.AnswersForAngels.com, and click on the Grant Application page.  If you’ve any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Is there a connection between spirituality and cancer?


This has perhaps been the question of many who have suffered from the disease, or who have watched loved ones suffer. With on-going treatment for cancer being exorbitant, many are finding other ways to heal from cancer – through Faith in God. But is there a connection?

The short answer is yes! Recent studies show that patients who are more religious, tend to have fewer physical symptoms. They also respond to treatment better and recover faster.

Hands folded on bible
Hands folded on bible

Research Leader from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida, Heather Jim explained that the cancer patients with a positive spiritual awareness have better health, as opposed to those who had anger towards God. She also observed that religious patients were naturally less inclined to smoke or drink.

Furthermore, she mentioned that spiritual people tended to be more physically affectionate, and that this had a marked effect on their responsiveness to treatment and overall health. Those with spiritual distress tended to be more depressed and did not consistently adhere to medical recommendations.

Read this article for yourself and then tell me what you think. Is there a connection?

 

Help grow our nonprofit! Volunteer to become our Event Planner!


event-planning-graphic-550pxAre you eager to find a volunteer job that matters and one that works with the well-being of cancer patients? Do you really enjoy planning events or do you throw great parties or meetings? Then consider being a volunteer event planner for our nonprofit!

Volunteer Event Planner Job Description

In our small and emerging nonprofit, the Event Planner is responsible for constructing the event plan; running and evaluation of the event; and for putting into operation the systems to support the function.

Position
Reporting to and in collaboration with the President, the Event Planner will lead program efforts as Answers for Angels (AFA) continues to grow. The Event Planner position is for a 2-year period or until a replacement is chosen & meet the requirements.

Responsibilities
• Personal commitment of 2 years’ time to put into operation a 5k Run or Bunco 4A Cause event and ‘pass the stick’ to next Event Planner or volunteer as appropriate
• Establish a budget, goals, and entrance price to event by working with Board
• Secure a site; date and time
• Develop a theme; arrange for tables and chairs as appropriate
• Order t-shirts and supplies as appropriate
• Write letter to foundations and sponsors seeking monetary support; write thank you letters too
• Compose similar letter to businesses asking for in-kind donations; raffle items; monetary donations; compose thank you letters also
• Create and maintain Excel spreadsheet for tracking of ALL donations from foundations, sponsors, businesses, individuals, etc.
• Hand monetary donations to treasurer/board member
• Recruit volunteer staff for event
• Send out invitations and manage RSVP list
• Sell tickets to event to family, friends, and community as appropriate
• Assist in writing to advertise event via eNewsletter, Facebook, press release, radio announcement, posters, etc. to support event goals and increase community awareness
• Coordinate and monitor event timelines
• Select and manage vendors for the event and other staff
• Coordinate talent, Hire band/DJ as appropriate
• Select a keynote speaker to increase awareness of cause as appropriate

Qualifications
• 2-plus years’ experience as a nonprofit Event Planner or experience as an administrative professional with budgeting and supervision experience
• Demonstrate excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
• Knowledge of Excel
• Experience in marketing and public relations is also desirable in terms of effective program promotion
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows based computer application

Skills and Abilities
• Personnel supervision and budgeting are a plus as are keeping deadlines and budgets on track
• Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
• Creative, strategic, and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects
• Works well under pressure
• Must be highly organized and able to work well with others; good negotiations skills are needed to work out prices with contractors and vendors
• Event planning and implementation
• Deadline oriented with good attention to detail
• Flexible; possessing the ability to wear different “hats” on short notice from time to time by the board of directors
• Public relations, marketing and project management skills are also important

Benefits
You will learn that there are more cancer treatment options beside the conventional treatment of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. You learn about the alternative and integrative approach to the well-being of cancer patients.

Application Process
Please submit your resume to KatieDavis@AnswersForAngels.com with the subject Volunteer Event Planner Job Application. No calls please. If questions, please email. Thank you.