Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our charitable work and how we strive to improve lives. Check out our list of frequently asked questions to get the answers you need, including how to donate or volunteer. If you still have a question for us, feel free to get in touch and one of our staff members will be sure to help you out.
How is Covington Cancer Foundation different than other North Carolina area charities?
The Covington Cancer Foundation was borne from a need to connect on an intimate level with breast cancer patients who may not have anyone else to share their feelings, fears and needs. We offer support and peer interactions, a community of people right in the same boat. We focus more on the individual needs of each patient and their support needs whether it is simply a phone call, resources, spiritual enlightenment or personalized services.
How many people do you impact with your charitable work?
The North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (CCR) report from August of 2017 stated that "Cancer of the female breast was the most frequently occurring and the third leading cause of cancer death in North Carolina from 2010 to 2014. It is anticipated that 10,279 females in North Carolina will be diagnosed with and 1,428 females will die of breast cancer in 2017." This data does not include or mention the number of men that will become breast cancer warriors.
We hope to reach every single breast cancer patient and positively impact them to promote healing and wellness. While also advocating for breast cancer research, better testing methods , a cure and eventual eradication.
Are my donations and donated items tax deductible?
We are a verified tax exempt non-profit organization. Any donations and or donated items for care packages are deemed as charitable contributions and should be eligible for a tax deduction. Please speak with your tax advisor on filing requirements.
Do you help patients with other kinds of cancers and illnesses?
While we strive to help every patient in need our services are geared towards breast cancer patients. However we will never turn away a patient or loved one if we have useful resources they may find beneficial. Our goal is to help the whole person see they are more than their diagnosis.