COC was founded in October, 2006 as a result of the personal experience of founder, Mary Jenkins. While in active treatment for Stage III breast cancer, Ms. Jenkins needed financial assistance with paying her bills. Unable to find what she needed, she founded COC to ensure that other individuals did not experience the kind of financial hardships that she did.
COC serves anyone in active treatment having a financial need as long as there are program funds available. We serve adults going through active treatment and families that have a child or children going through active treatment. Services are provided with respect, compassion and are available to all while going through active treatment.
COC offers emotional support and financial relief services through our We Care and Dollars Allocated To Assist (DATA) programs.
COC is located in the Crossroads III Building of Campus View Blvd. Our address is 200 E Campus View Blvd, Suite 200, Columbus OH 43235. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 307133, Gahanna, Ohio 43230.
COC programs and services are funded as a result of generous tax deductible donations received from people and businesses. We are also funded from fund raising events hosted by COC and hosted by others.
You can donate in support of COC programs and services in several ways. Please see the Giving Menu for details and a link to donate.
Yes, throughout the year COC hosts ticketed events to raise money in support of our programs and services. Please see “Events – COC hosted" for upcoming event details.
Yes. COC welcomes the support of those who want to host an event in support of our programs. All non COC hosted events benefit the Dollars Allocated to Assist program and services of COC.
COC hosted events are considered “signature events" ones COC is known for an marketed fully using the Christians Overcoming Cancer logo and resources. Non COC hosted events are special events hosted by others in support of our programs and services thus this type event is marketed fully to be in support of the Dollars Allocated to Assist programs and services.
Unfortunately since COC is solely funded off the donations of the public and business sector, we cannot and do not guarantee our ability to assist with financial relief requests.
No, COCs assistance is only available to cancer patients while they are in active cancer treatment.
While in active treatment emotional support and/or financial relief services can be applied for as often as a need presents itself.
Yes, services are available to anyone in active treatment for cancer regardless of where they live.
No, our services are provided to all cancer patients while in active treatment with respect, compassion, and without religious discrimination.
An application can be obtained on the COC website from the Dollars Allocated To Assist (DATA) page. One can also be obtained by calling the office at (614) 985-3750 to have one mailed to you or by requesting one via email from our Contact link.
After an application for assistance has been requested, completed and returned to COC, patient information will be verified for “active treatment status" and for the accuracy of the dollar amount requested. Should COC have funds available to assist, a payment will be sent on your behalf to the appropriate creditor.
Yes, people are welcomed to volunteer for COC hosted events based on our need and their availability to volunteer.
By going to the Contact Us page and submitting and email through the Volunteer Opportunities link. Upon receipt, we will add your name to our volunteer list and contact you as needs arise.