History & Mission

Our Mission

“Cancer Services strives to assist cancer patients and their families emotionally and financially, and to educate the community on prevention and awareness of cancer-related issues.”

Our History

In 1960, local residents banded together to establish the Erie County Cancer Society. Over the following years, organizers determined that the name should be changed so as to distinguish between our group and various units of the American Cancer Society. “Cancer Services of Erie County” was suggested as a potential new name because, it was explained, “what we provide is services.” On July 18, 1985, that name was officially adopted.

Cancer Services is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. From its inception, our organization has been committed to providing for the emotional and financial care of cancer patients and their families. After more than fifty years, Cancer Services continues to carry out that mandate in the Erie County and Norwalk (Huron County) area of Ohio. Formed by local residents to assist their neighbors, Cancer Services is not affiliated with any national organization.