In February 2009, after being told "you have Colon Cancer and
you won’t be chasing bad guys any more." That night, life as I knew
it ended. I underwent full colon removal surgery and spent four
weeks in the hospital and six weeks at home with recovery. I fought
back and returned back to full duty four weeks earlier than my
Doctor expected. I'm a brother, husband, retired military veteran
and a Police Officer.But most importantly I was given second life
and a Cancer Survivor.
In 2010, I was named the American Cancer Society’s Polk County
(Iowa) Metro Relay for Life Honorary Cancer Survivor.
As a Police Officer, I have sworn an Oath to Serve and Protect
those in need.
My Wife and I decided we will give back what was given back to us,
HOPE. In May 2010, Cops Against Cancer.org was registered with
the State of Iowa and our organization, which started in the small
room in our basement is now repaying and assisting others who
have been affected by this horrible disease.
Mission of Cops Against Cancer.org is
#1 Helping those cancer patients and their families with the over-whelming and unexpected
expenses and challenges presented to them during a very difficult time of their lives.
#2 Assisting to build Colorectal Cancer awareness within our communities through public and
patient education and to provide the resources for those in need of our assistance.
How our organization operates
Cops Against Cancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt charitable foundation created from generous
private and public donations and these donations are tax deductible.
Employer Identification Number: Federal ID # 27-3134587
How our organization assists those in need
From our experience, we learned cancer does not discriminate who or how the disease attacks.
Providing financial assistance for lodging & travel expenses during medical appointments,
treatments or hospitalization or other financial assistance that is not covered by insurance carriers
or monthly home expenses.
The monthly expenses do not stop just because you have cancer.
Assistance with fund raising events for affected families.
Assistances to build Cancer awareness within our communities through
public motivational speaking on quality of life.