Cancer Has Cancer: Heather Rodriguez’s Inspiration to Create Change

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Cancer has Cancer FoundationPerspective and attitude are so important when faced with a cancer diagnosis.

It’s hard to look at cancer as a blessing but somehow, someway many patients do.

Heather Rodriguez would be one of those. Instead of complaining about being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer at age 28, she used the disease as a platform.

Heather launched The Cancer has Cancer Foundation to help other cancer patients and survivors while raising money for cancer research. The mission of the organization reads like this:

Our mission is to raise awareness, promote education about all types of cancer, provide emotional  and spiritual support, resources, a place to connect and share with others and financial support to those affected by cancer. And raising funds that specifically go to Molecular Cancer Research, exploring new in cancer innovations.

Pretty darn impressive, huh?

Heather didn’t stop there either. Being half hispanic, she thought the hispanic community dealing with cancer also needed a place to draw strength, so she created Pinche Cancer.

We caught up with Heather recently and she shared her thoughts on her organizations and why she is still alive:

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