July/August 2021 


A Successful Year in Review 

Receiving a cancer diagnosis brings fear, anger, and confusion. CancerLINC's mission is to ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing assistance, education, and referral to legal, financial, and community resources. CancerLINC envisions a community where no cancer patient goes without needed support services.
Although challenging due to the prolonged effects of the pandemic, FY2021 (July 2020 – June 2021) was a successful year for CancerLINC in many ways. More patients were served who had more complex needs. To help these patients, local volunteer attorneys and financial advisors provided more than 3,000, hours which equates to nearly $1 million of free services. Additionally, CancerLINC aided patients affected by the pandemic who were in need of connections to community resources for basic needs, such as food, transportation, and financial assistance.

Welcome CancerLINC's New Team Member

Cheryl Atchison
Development Associate
Where are you from (where did you grow up)?
I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia.
What is your role at CancerLINC?
As CancerLINC’s development associate, I support its fundraising and donor relations efforts. Specifically, I coordinate the day-to-day tasks associated with donor stewardship, gift tracking and reporting, new donor cultivation and fundraising event support.
What led you to this career?
I previously worked as an attorney specializing in labor and employment matters. Early in my career as an attorney, I provided pro bono services to CancerLINC. I had a very positive experience and enjoyed serving a greater purpose. I knew that working for a non-profit like CancerLINC would provide me with the chance to make a difference for cancer patients in my hometown and was very excited when the development associate position opened up.
What do you find rewarding about working here?
I enjoy being on a team working to make life easier for cancer patients and their families. I am looking forward to widening my skillsets, learning from and contributing to a passionate and effective group of people.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Foreign languages. I lived in Munich, Germany for three years and had to take classes every week to stay somewhat proficient. I would love to be able to speak the primary languages of all of our clients and the places I travel.
What hobbies / other interests do you have?
I enjoy running and hiking with my husband and four kids. I plan to run a half marathon this summer and the Richmond Marathon in the fall.

Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Atwill

How did you get started volunteering for CancerLINC?
I met with CancerLINC co-founder Ann Hodges about providing financial-issues support for cancer patients, and that conversation ended up developing into a volunteer role for me.  
What experience brought you to CancerLINC?
No specific experience brought me here; it was more of a desire to do something for others outside of my financial planning practice. 
Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year?
Right now, I’d be thrilled for my family and me to have good health – and perhaps be mask-free!

The Gold Standard


CancerLINC recently earned Guidestar’s 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! A Gold Seal status is a leading symbol of transparency and accountability awarded by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

We are proud to be a nonprofit that openly shares crucial information about our organization. You can check out our profile at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/54-1817025 and view our new gold seal at the bottom of our website at cancerlinc.org.


Other Ways to Support CancerLINC

In addition to cash contributions, CancerLINC also can accept the following types of donations:
  • Stock and securities ( Stock Donation Form)
  • Gifts from Donor Advised Funds
  • 401K and Required Minimum Distributions 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.

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.

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. 

Thank you Volunteers!
Adam Nelson
Anne Jensen
Adam Young
Barbara Queen
Boleman Law Firm
Brent Timberlake
Colleen Quinn
Dale Pittman
David Ruby
Dawn South
Emily Hardy
Freddie Goode
Greg Harbison
Jim Thorsen
Joanna Suyes
Jonathan Olin
Kathleen Walsh
Kevin Cousins
Kim Daniel
Lindsay Pickral
M.R. Litman
Margaret Hardy
Mary Katherine McGetrick
Paul Izzo
Ritchie Law Firm
Robbie Bassett
Robert Allen
Robert Flax
Sara Blose
Sarah Bruscia
Sarah McCurry
Sean Gibbons
Tim Schulte
Wayne Emery
William Gray
Zanas Talley 
Financial Planners:
Charlie Atwill
Jeff Donham
Jeremy Kuhlen
Taylor Jessee
Other Volunteers:
Carla Torres-Barrera
Casey Ariail
Eleanor Sullivan
Maria Claudia Oystese
Marnie Harrison
Melanie Langston
Ronnette Nolff
Sarah Blankenship
Sarah Pallazollo
Sylvia Warner

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