In March 2013, Craig Phinney retired after 25 years of service from the Ankeny (Iowa) Police Department as a Police Officer and 35 years of law enforcement service in Iowa. In September  2009, Phinney retired from the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist after serving 24 years.

But more importantly, Craig is a cancer victor. In March 2009, Phinney was told his professional career was over when he was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer. Today, Craig is cancer free. 

Following the full removal of his colon and after two separate surgeries, complications and four months of recovery, he fought back, returning to full law enforcement duty four  weeks earlier than his medical team expected.

During his cancer recovery, Phinney and his wife Shirley saw
first-hand the struggles and the overwhelming changes cancer
families were enduring. Because of their law enforcement 
experience and a strong passion for assisting those in need, 
the Phinney founded Cops Against Cancer, a 501 c (3) Non - Profit Organization in 2010. Their mission of “protecting and 
serving” those in need and to improve the quality of life of 
cancer patients and their families was an easy decision for
the Phinney’s to make. 

As a values-focused organization, Cops Against Cancer is 
built on the pillars of faith, hope, motivation, and recovery
in restoring the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Cops Against Cancer is able to provide our clients one-on-one, 
family and group support transition and life purpose coaching, 
providing navigation and advocacy resource referrals, grief 
and loss coaching, survivor to survivor recovery programs 
and financial assistance, and educational speaking forums, 
which extends the quality of living for those involved in the fight.

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This logo is a representation of the Cops Against Cancer organization. The angel’s halo, wings, and badge crest is affirmation 
of awareness, love, hope, faith, courage, compassion, perseverance, renewal, and protection our organization supports.

The multi-color angel wings represent the various cancers. Cops Against Cancer strives to see beyond the 
disease focusing on the unique needs of each person we are privileged to assist.”
April 2016: - Over the past weeks we have had the pleasure working with a DMACC Intern Gabe Terronez on creating a new logo and brand for the organization. Well, here is the final product. We are extremely appreciative and proud of Gabe's talent and accomplishments. Thank you Gabe for your amazing work.
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