June is National Cancer Survivor Month

During the month of June, we celebrate the nearly 17 million Americans who have bravely and successfully battled cancer, to earn the designation SURVIVOR. Whether someone is still undergoing treatment or has long since won their battle against cancer, June is an opportunity to celebrate all cancer survivors.

Nationally recognized as Cancer Survivor Month, June is an opportunity for all 16.9 million cancer survivors across the country to celebrate their milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also an opportunity for those who have not been affected by cancer to learn and understand the challenges that accompany survivorship.


Today, Patricia has been in remission for 11 years and Telesa remains cancer-free.

Together, they co-founded the MLC Cancer Foundation.

The foundation was Patricia’s brainchild. “Just after she was diagnosed with cancer, my mom looked over at me and said she wanted two things,” Telesa says. “One was that she wanted a grandchild—which I told her wasn’t going to happen. The other was for me to help her start an organization to help others. Here she was, just diagnosed with breast cancer, and she’s thinking about everybody else, and not herself.”

Named in honor of Patricia’s mother, Myrtle Lee Carter, the MLC Cancer Foundation offers financial assistance to cancer patients and education about cancer prevention, including genetic testing.

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