About this charity

This website is updated regularly. Please check back often. 
Thank you for your patience. 


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!"



UCAAN Needs your Support to Continue

our Vital Work!


Monthly Angels Are Needed to Help UCAAN continue,

Please Click Here to Give your Gift!




This Video is Shareable! Please help UCAAN Spread the word about our work, our passion and fight for those with cancer Nationwide!!


@>-->--  @>-->--  @>-->--  @>-->--  @>-->-- 


Press Release - August 2022




Love what UCAAN is Doing? Want to help?

Please Click Here to Give your Gift!



UCAAN in the NEWS! 


September 2023

UCAAN is planning our 1st Health Expo and Fundraiser for Saturday October 21st, 2023 in Simi Valley, Ca. More details will be posted soon, but we can't wait!


uly 2023

UCAAN Was nominated for the Ventura County Star Readers Choice Awards for Best Nonprofit of the year for 2023. There were only 5 nonprofits in this category and we are beyond thankful to be one of them. We should know the results soon, and we're hoping to get the recognition for all our hard work!  


August 2022

UCAAN Founder, Rachel Shur was nominated by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce for 2 awards: Public Servant of the Year and Woman of the Year. UCAAN was also Nominated for Service Organization of the Year.


July 2022

UCAAN is in the running for the Best Non-Profits of the year for the Ventura County Star's Reader's Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in September, 2022. We're hopeful and would love the recognition. Update: While we didn't win this one, we are thankful to have been in the final nominations, maybe next year!


September 2021

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! Update: While we didn't win this one, we are thankful to have been in the final nominations, maybe next year!


May 2021



In 2021, 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



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.




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 !


Pedego Electric Bikes did it again and Supported UCAAN with a pop-up Gift wrap location in 2021 and they were once again awarded Supporting Business of the Year. Their hard work helped UCAAN bring in an additional $1000 in funding last holiday season! We're beyond thankful to have such amazing friends in the community, including all of our donors that came out to Westlake to get their gifts wrapped! 

Give Volunteer Get Help!