"We realize that while patients are undergoing and/or recovering from treatment, most cannot work full time and therefore their incomes are significantly less than usual. This means that everyday necessities become luxuries. We aim to help with those very needs so the patient can focus on healing". -Carrie Madrid, Founder & President
One-time grants for utility bills
Gas cards to help with transportation to and from treatments
Grocery gift cards
Chemo "CARE" Packages filled with necessities such as; disposable gloves, face masks, lip balm,
bottled water, blankets, and scarves.
The Shannon K. Brown Grant is offered to one recipient per calendar year
going through or recovering from treatment.
Prom Project - One Inland Empire teen who's parent is undergoing treatment will receive $250-500
towards the cost of their prom.
Adopt-A-Family Christmas Campaign - One Inland Empire family in financial distress is adopted
and gift cards are collected by supporters of The CARE Project to be passed on to the family.
Monthly Survivor Social – was established as a support community for those going through
and recovering from treatment. We share our experiences and cancer journey’s with each
other and offer moral support as a group
Survivor/Patient mentoring – newly diagnosed are matched with a survivor for one on one support.
Caregiver Support – we realize that care givers are also under stress and pressure and also need a space to talk and gather support.
Survivor Social Club
We have a monthly gathering of survivors to encourage, inspire and support one another. Socials are typically the 2nd Saturday of the month with some exceptions. Please follow our Facebook page for details or contact us at 951-742-7405 for more info.
Christina is a natural caregiver, and has been with The CARE Project since it's inception. She has assisted Carrie with bringing her ideas of what The CARE Project could be into a reality. Christina loves to work behind the scenes and she is constantly striving to create an organization that helps individuals and the community heal from this disease.
Carrie began The CARE Project Inc., through what she calls her "Cancer Extravaganza", she found there was a need to mentor and assist others. The goal was to create nonprofit to assist breast cancer patients undergoing and recovering from treatment both emotionally & financially.
Read more about Carrie's personal journey here