Uterine Cancer Awareness Network
Mission – Our mission is to help raise awareness for uterine/endometrial cancer by informing the public about the disease! We put attention on communities that are not being informed to make sure that everyone receives equal information!
Vision- Our vision Is to see everyone informed about uterine cancer so lives and fertility are saved, and uterine cancer diagnosis decrease because of early detection!
Uterine Cancer Awareness Network was founded by Shakeya Allen, a 13-year endometrial cancer survivor diagnosed in 2009. She was only twenty-seven at the time of her diagnosis. She knew nothing about uterine cancer until the day her gynecologist told her that she had it. She made a vow that if she made it through her situation, she was going to make sure everyone knew about the disease. Shakeya told everyone she could about the disease. However, as the years passed, she realized that there had not been any changes when it came to awareness, research, or funding so it was time to act! September 26th, 2019, Uterine Cancer Awareness Inc received its approval from the IRS and became a 501c3 non-profit organization to help make a change! This fight is personal, and we are not giving up!
UCAN is a small organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support services to patients and survivors. We use our resources to help facilitate these programs such as our monthly virtual support group and our free awareness seminars available in person or online to groups or organizations! We send out UCAN cares bags to newly diagnosed patients, we also provide free uterine cancer awareness posters to Gynecology offices in the U.S 2024 we have included Retirement Centers, and Schools. We provide support for patients and survivors to help improve their outcome. Our supporters help make our mission possible and we thank you so much! Please join us on our social media platforms and share our awareness info you never know you just might save a life!