Mike Smith has served as Executive Director of AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds since 2002. A Stanford MBA with 29 years of non-profit leadership experience, Mike is also the co-founder and former Managing Director the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
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June 3, 2014
Cancer is a brutal disease, not only physically but also financially. Eleven percent of all cancer patients cannot afford food and basic necessities due to treatment costs, and nearly one in four people with cancer will exhaust all savings as a result of treatment costs. This includes those with insurance. While cancer affects men and women of every age, race, ethnic background, and economic class, there is no question that the disease disproportionately impacts minority communities. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer death rates for men and women are...