SOURCE: Scientific and Medical Coalition Against Cancer

December 22, 2014 11:38 ET

Scientific and Medical Coalition Against Cancer (SMCAC) Partners With Christopher's Haven

SMCAC Providing IT Support and Technology to Christopher's Haven in Boston, MA

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2014) - Scientific and Medical Coalition against Cancer (SMCAC), a non-profit organization, as part of its advocacy campaign provides cancer patients with donated computer systems and applies funds from donated equipment to fund cancer research, announces a partnership with Christopher's Haven, a home for kids with cancer when cancer hits home, to provide IT support, computer resources, and technology for its children with cancer, Boston location staff, and associated summer camps. This partnership was established to further the aims of both non-profit organizations to improve the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families.

"Scientific Medical Coalition Against Cancer created websites www.recyclecomputers4cancer.org, www.donatemedicalequipment4cancer.org, www.donatelabequipment.org, and www.donatedentalequipment.org to provide resources to give patients free computers, tax write offs to donors for donated equipment, and to fund research to discover cancer therapies. With the donation of computers, technology and medical equipment, we are doing our part in helping cancer patients create awareness of their own specific illness, stay connected to friends, family, society, and the fight against cancer," explains Eric M. Grund, Ph.D., Founder of SMCAC, scientist, and cancer survivor. "Christopher's Haven is an amazing home away from home for families and children with cancer while going through treatment. We are humbled to provide Christopher's Haven with any and all IT support and technology for their staff and cancer patients." 

"No one should have to go through what these kids or adults go through when diagnosed with cancer. You have to be a dynamic maverick that doesn't care what it takes to find a cure. This is why we have partnered with Eric at SMCAC, he understands that mentality to never giving up to find a cure," said Christopher Haven's founder, Dan Olsen, cancer survivor and activist.

One immediate goal of this partnership is to raise $100,000 for a research study to discover drugable molecular underpinnings of pediatric neurological cancer. To make a donation to SMCAC to help their efforts for cancer patients please visit www.smcac.org or the above websites. Donors are asked to visit local drop off sites listed on the websites for computer donations.

About The Scientific and Medical Coalition Against Cancer (SMCAC):

Cancer patients and their loved ones often discover that finding important information on their cancer type, or locating an online cancer community who shares their diagnosis, is more difficult than anticipated. The Scientific and Medical Coalition Against Cancer (SMCAC) aims to bridge this gap -- to make access to the most important cancer information easy to find and understand through their interactive website. As a 100% volunteer, survivor founded, non-profit, pharmaceutical company independent organization, we are a venue for cancer experts, survivors, and patients to collaborate and educate each other- furthering the fight against cancer. Our organizational goals include: Cancer Education, Community Building, Promoting Research and Cancer Outreach. For more information please visit: http://smcac.org/default.php

About Christopher's Haven:

Christopher's Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to operate a supportive community consisting of seven temporary apartments and a community recreation area, The Loft, for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. More than 250 families to date have stayed in the fully-furnished and equipped apartments located at One Emerson Place (across the street from Massachusetts General Hospital). Families value the close proximity to the area medical centers, treasure the ability to be together in an apartment setting and cherish the much needed support with other families facing similar circumstances during interaction at The Loft at Christopher's Haven. For more information please visit: http://christophershaven.org/

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