About

Marion County's Collective Cancer Care Community

After several years of being involved with Marion County, H.U.G.S. realized there were many organizations, all working to make life better for cancer patients & doing a great job, but not everyone knew what each other was doing! There was an overlap of some services and gaps in care which needed to be filled. Marion County needed a collective cancer care community that could collaborate, communicate and educate together for the greatest impact.

This Initiative Became...

Our Purpose:


  • Identify the needs of the cancer population in our community; inclusive of gaps in service, barriers to quality healthcare, support services, and resources
  • Foster communication and collaboration with organizations and individuals serving cancer patients and their families in our community
  • Participate in community outreach efforts relating to cancer education, prevention, services, programs and resources
  • Advocate for programs and policies that meet the needs of oncology professionals, patients and their families