The Barksdale Cancer Foundation was founded in 1999 after the Barksdale family from Phenix, Virginia lost three family members in a four-year period to cancer. Its sole purpose is to help cancer patients in Charlotte County, Virginia who need financial assistance in dealing with this dreaded disease. To date the 501(c)3 organization has given out more than 200 grants totaling more than $125,000. For more information on this organization, call Wendy S. Lankford at 434-470-1538.
Mecklenburg County Cancer Association (MCCA) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2006 by Wendell Watterson after winning his battle with cancer with the mission to assist cancer patients in Mecklenburg County, Virginia by providing financial assistance to help defer the costs associated with fighting cancer. For more information regarding MCCA go to: www.mecklenburgcancer.org.