About this charity

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Our Mission


UCAAN (United Cancer Advocacy Action Network) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that aids cancer warriors, patients & survivors directly. By providing the tools needed to live life to their fullest potential and improve quality of life. Services include customized resources, education, inspiration, hope and other supportive programs.


"UCAAN Saves So Much Time for

Those Who Have NO Time to Waste!"


UCAAN is a Grass Roots, Award Winning 501c3 Cancer Organization that helps cancer patients no matter their diagnosis, age or where they live.


"UCAAN Count on Us, Hope We Can Count on U!"



About UCAAN, Rachel Shur 





This Video is Shareable! Please help UCAAN Spread the word about our work, our passion

and fight for those with cancer Nationwide!!


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New UCAAN Events and Fundraising Opportunities Coming Soon!




Thank you Linda Coburn at Pedego Electric Bikes in Westlake Village for hosting our UCAAN Pop-up Holiday Gift Wrapping store (for the 2nd year in a row) & wrapping for our local patrons and supporters in Ventura County!


      Linda Coburn, UCAAN's Supporting Business of the Year 2020

Pictured, Rachel Shur with Linda Coburn (Pedego Electric bikes), the winner of our

2020 UCAAN Supporting Business Award! 



UCAAN in the NEWS! 


UCAAN was one of the finalists for the Best Non Profits of the Year for the Ventura County Star's Reader's Choice Awards! We are so thrilled to have made it to the top 3 organizations. Thank you to all of our supporters for making this possible! 


Recently, a young and talented Journalist sat down with me at a local coffee shop and asked me to tell her my story. My fight long before cancer, my warrior battle against rare terminal cancer twice and then starting UCAAN and the journey that continued.  Thank you Makena Huey for the remarkable article! 
We are beyond thankful for the testimonials included by a local family helped by UCAAN, The Nobles; as well as our dear friend and long volunteer Jessica Brandonisio! Enjoy the article friends, as much as we did! 














Love the story and what UCAAN does to Impact Cancer Patients Lives? 





A word from our founder, Rachel Shur: 

"A Terminal Cancer Diagnosis in 2006 & 2007 brought me to where I am today, creating an organization focused on helping cancer patients Nationwide in bridging the gap between their immediate needs and help."


Looking for Help?

Please connect with us Directly!

 [email protected] or

Text/Call 805-479-1032



UCAAN In The News

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Board member Jeanne Sikoff makes headlines for UCAAN...

"Medicine focuses on the disease, and we focus on the person," Sikoff said. "There's so much that goes along with treatment, mentally and nutrition-wise, that people can do as preventative care to make sure that on the other side of their treatment, they come out as strong as possible. My partner Rachel is the main contact, and she talks directly to patients and their families and what they need to do during this time. During Covid-19, we haven't had a lot of time to do a lot of fundraising. We have to find unique ways to do that. Rachel is working on a frozen dessert program and also these glitter mixes that people utilize for arts and crafts for doing resin on greeting cards. She does a lot of custom blends for cancer awareness, like pink for breast cancer awareness and green for lymphoma." Read the full article HERE


UCAAN Small Business Award


It's the small businesses in our community that find a way to support us even through a pandemic, that we feel the need to award them for their generosity and support!


We would like to congratulate Linda Coburn of Pedego 101 Electric Bikes in Westlake Village for being the first to receive our 2020 UCAAN Supporting Business Award!


You stepped it up and showed your support by hosting our annual gift wrapping service as a pop-up at your location. We are extremely grateful for your love and support!



We hope that in the future more small businesses decide to support the small but mighty, UCAAN. United Cancer Advocacy Action Network !


Featured Testimonial

Carol Cramer Parks was one of the many survivors who received our Share the Hope Jewelry from our Personal Fundraising Program. Here's a Message from her Daughter Chris Cramer-Sfetku:

"A Wonderful woman, Rachel Shur who runs UCAAN, a non-profit organization that helps people with cancer, reached out to me on Facebook when she saw a post I put about my mom. Rachel is amazing and made these fundraising pendants, especially made for my mom Carol Cramer Parks. They include a dog, camping and a camp fire because those are a few of my mom's favorite things.

We're selling them to raise funds for my mom and Rocky's (Carol's dog with cancer) medical bills and expenses including home care, cleaning and her cremation when she passes. These are her worries and I want to do all I can to help her. We're thankful for UCAAN's Support. This fundraiser will also allow us to fulfill my mom's bucket list.

I can't begin to tell you how amazing Rachel Shur & UCAAN Are, thanks to what they did for my mom.


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