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Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme

Regions: United States of America

Category: Health

Tags: Whatever It Takes

Total Raised: $27,932

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About Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme

This programme, part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, works to improve the lives of patients and their loved ones by providing at-home help, childcare, transportation, access to support groups and patient care services offered within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Established by Sharon Osbourne following her own battle with colon cancer, the SOCCP’s long-term goal is to establish an ever-widening array of screening and educational opportunities.

Inspired by the superlative care she received, Mrs. Osbourne joined forces with Cedars - Sinai's renowned surgeon Dr. Edward Phillips to harness key resources needed to help other colon cancer sufferers in the community.

The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme works closely with colon cancer experts and specialists at Cedars-Sinai to provide the community with access to effective, research- based and compassionate treatments and care.

Sharon Osbourne says:

“Colon Cancer is a particularly invidious disease. If caught in time, the treatments can be highly effective - but they are not fun for anyone and can be out of reach financially for too many. When I saw people taking the public bus after chemotherapy treatment, I knew I had to get involved.

When I successfully overcame colon cancer in 2003 I personally wanted to raise awareness of this horrific disease and established the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Programme at Cedars Sinai. My charity offers, among other things, colonoscopies and screenings to people without medical insurance (as well as those with minimal coverage), transportation to chemotherapy for patients and nursing consultation to those in need of assistance with their aftercare. I can't begin to tell you how it broke my heart to see other 'less-fortunate' patients who did not have the means for basic care or even someone to drive them to and from their chemotherapy appointments. We continue to be completely focused on prevention and for the caring of the patients themselves"