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Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries
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7th Annual Scope for Hope
5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kid's Fun Run

March 25, 2017
Century Link Sports Complex at Hammond Stadium
Fort Myers, FL
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Popping the Cork on Cancer
March 25, 2017
Twisted Grape Wine Bar & Cafe
Shalimar, FL
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Popping the Cork on Cancer
March 30, 2017
Lexington Manor
Port Charlotte, FL
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Free Screenings for Oral,
Head & Neck Cancer

April 15, 2017
Fort Myers, FL
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5th Annual 5K Run/
2 Mile Walk to Support
Head & Neck Cancer Patients

April 29, 2017
Hammond Stadium
Fort Myers, FL
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4th Annual Racing for
Cancer Causes Bed Race

May 6, 2017
Six Bends Harley Davidson
Fort Myers, FL
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Free Skin Cancer Screenings
May 12, 2017
12pm - 4pm
Northwest Cancer Clinic Kennewick, WA
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2nd Annual
"STRIKE OUT Cancer"
Community Bowling Event

August 12, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
HeadPinz Entertainment Center
Fort Myers, FL
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4th Annual
Scope for Hope
Country Western Hoe Down

November 4, 2017
Lexington Country Club
Fort Myers, FL
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Support Groups

Bilingual Spanish Cancer Support Group meets once per month on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Fort Myers, FL
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Cancer Support Group meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30am in Fort Myers, FL
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About 21st Century C.A.R.E.

21st Century C.A.R.E. is a not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to cancer patients. The foundation was originally established in 1996 by Dr. Charles Thomas in Asheville, NC when a grateful patient bequeathed a generous sum for the purpose of providing cancer education in the community.   In January 2007, a new Board of Directors was elected and the headquarters was moved to Fort Myers, Florida. The new Board has ambitious plans to further the 21st Century C.A.R.E. mission of providing cancer patient assistance, education programs including cancer screening, support groups, and contributing to vital cancer research.

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

21st Century C.A.R.E. provides patients immediate financial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatments.   This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs – on beating the disease.

The eligible patient must be referred by a physician to be considered for assistance.  Applications are processed without delay. Once the application is approved, we can then offer patients financial assistance for incidental expenses related to: transportation to and from treatments, follow-up visits related to cancer-care, childcare during treatment, temporary housing due to geographical distance from the treatment center, medical supplies and much more.

Cancer Research

We are proud to play a role and have pooled resources with prestigious institutions like Harvard Medical School on vital cancer research. 21st Century C.A.R.E is also cooperating with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, a research organization funded by the National Cancer Institute in the search for a cure. Working with a variety of groups allows more research to be done in all categories of oncology including: medical oncology, surgical oncology, pediatric oncology, gynecological oncology and radiation oncology.

Cancer Education

Cancer education is crucial to the prevention of cancer. That is why we reach out to the community to educate. We actively participate in Community Health Fairs and provide free screenings for breast, prostate, skin, and other cancers. We can even provide noted physicians for speaking engagements and lecture series.

In addition to educating the community we provide emotional support groups for those affected by cancer. Our meetings are led by a Master’s level counselor with more than ten years experience in facilitating cancer support groups. By learning you are not alone in dealing with cancer, you can become empowered, get insight on how to manage the disease and ultimately take control over it.

Our Board of Directors

Solomon Agin, D.D.
Chairman of the Board & President

Howard Sheridan, M.D.
Vice President

Eduardo Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Secretary/Treasurer

Leonardo Garcia
Board Member-at-Large

Lee County Commissioner, Frank Mann
Board Member-at-Large