A Letter from  Larry MacKay President and Founder

 Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  It is estimated that half of all men and one-third of all women in America will develop cancer during their lifetimes.  As you read this message, millions of Americans are living with cancer or have had cancer. The sooner cancer is detected and treatment begins, the better are the chances of surviving to live for many years.      The Cancer Aid and Research Fund believes that the causes of cancer are well established and documented. The only way to eliminate cancer from the American scene is to eliminate the causes of cancer. The risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a persons lifestyle, for example, by quitting smoking and eating a better diet. The basic causes of cancer are linked directly to our environment and our living habits.  By changing these two elements through improved nutritional habits and the elimination of all known carcinogens from our environment, our food, our water and air, we can make significant strides in the fight against and in the prevention of cancer.     The Cancer Aid and Research Fund is focused on the challenge of providing aid and support to programs working to find a cure for cancer.  Support groups for cancer patients are a vital part of their treatment and rehabilitation.  Our efforts are directed at making these support groups available.  Working with the victims of cancer, providing educational, emotional, and spiritual support is at the core of our programs.      As an organization that is totally dependent upon public support, the Cancer Aid and Research Fund looks for the most cost effective ways to provide vital educational materials about nutrition and alternative treatments for cancer and other diseases.  Our efforts also focus on acquiring and placing much needed medical equipment and supplies in clinics and hospitals. As a result of these efforts, the clinics and hospitals are able to provide a much more cost-effective program for the patients and their families.     In the past few years, we have started to see many exciting and rewarding endeavors in the field of learning and practicing good nutritional health habits.  These efforts will continue to lead the way to a better understanding of how we can overcome and eliminate not only cancer, but also other life-threatening diseases through alternative methods of treatments.  By following the basic rules of good nutrition and improving our environment, we will help eliminate suffering and save the lives of millions of our fellow Americans.