January/February 2021 

Volunteer Spotlight: Jervetta Burns
How/when did you first get involved with CancerLINC?

I went through cancer support group training at the Cancer Treatment Center of Virginia and brought the training to my church at the time (Richmond Community Church). Soon afterward,  I learned about CancerLINC’s Community Breakfast in 2019, where I linked up with Chris Williams, with whom I volunteered at Make-A-Wish. It was great timing. I was able to talk about what my team does and the valuable resources that we could provide. 

Click here to visit our webpage and read the full interview.

CancerLINC Welcomes New Team Members

Barton Zedd, Esq.

Barton serves as our Client Services Attorney. He works directly with cancer patients and their families to provide counsel and help them with their legal needs. Barton served as corporate counsel for two major international companies prior to joining CancerLINC. He was a  volunteer with CancerLINC for a year before becoming an employee.

Sylvia Warner

Sylvia serves as our Development Associate. She supports our fundraising and donor relations efforts. Sylvia is a recently retired department administrator at VCU Health. 

Welcome to the CancerLINC team!


CancerLINC's Beyond Bags is Going Virtual

Our Beyond Bags! event is back, but this year we are going virtual! You can join us for this special event on Thursday, March 25th, from 7 pm – 8 pm on Facebook Live and YouTube. 

The silent auction will feature:

  • Designer bags, including Versace, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and more;
  • Experience packages such as overnight stays and dining experiences;
  • A catered dinner cruise on the James River, and more!

You can also purchase a mystery bag that is guaranteed to offer a gift card with at least a $25 value!

Stay up to date on the event by following us on Facebook and checking our events page. More information to follow.


Attorney and Financial Advisors Needed

What We Do and How You Can Help

    We partner with local attorneys and financial advisors to provide legal assistance and financial counseling for those patients who need help but can’t afford these services. Most of our clients meet federal guidelines for low-income households, and we ask our volunteer professionals to provide services to these clients at no charge. Clients who are above the income guidelines are advised that they will need to discuss fees with the attorney/advisor. 
    You can help cancer patients by joining our active network of volunteer attorneys and financial advisors who advocate for them. Volunteers are encouraged to take two cases a year.
Join us to make a difference in someone’s life.

Volunteer attorneys help cancer patients with:

a.   Wills, POAs, AMDs,  Trusts,
Uncontested Guardianships
b.   Bankruptcy & Debt Matters
c.   Public Benefit Denials
d.   Insurance Denials
e.   Employment Issues
f.    Eviction & Housing Matters
Volunteer financial advisors help cancer patients with:
a.    Financial Counseling & Planning
b.    Credit Counseling
c.    Debt Consolidation
d.    Management of Medical Debt

Click here to download the full informational flyer.


Other Ways to Support CancerLINC

In addition to cash contributions, CancerLINC can also accept the following types of donations:
  • Stock and securities ( Stock Donation Form)
  • Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
  • 401K and Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRAs  
  • Employer Matching Gifts
  • Insurance policies or partial beneficiary designation
  • Gifts of certain property and real estate
  • Estate gifts through wills, trusts and beneficiary designations
Our tax ID number is: 54-1817025.

Thank you Volunteers

Brent Timberlake
Paul Falabella
Boleman Law Firm
Paul Izzo
Lindsey Pickral
Glenn Moore
Kathleen Walsh
Dale Pittman
Lauren Fisher-White 
Robert Allen
Paul Ranney
Scott Reichle
Kathleen Walsh 
Financial Planners:
Charles Atwill
Rudy Garcia

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CancerLINC's Mission and Vision

The mission of CancerLINC is to ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing assistance, education, and referral to legal, financial, and community resources at no charge.

Our vision is a community where no cancer patient goes without needed support services.

We believe that no one should have to fight cancer alone. 


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Ash Family Charitable Fund

Coleman A. Hunter Charitable Trust

The Elmon B. Duff Charitable Lead Trust

Herndon Foundation

 The Joy of Life Fund

The Lipman Foundation

Massey Foundation 

Peachtree House Foundation

Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

Virginia Law Foundation

West Charitable Trust


Contact Us

200 South 3rd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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