Community Resources

Finding Support in Community

There is an incredible amount of support in our community to help those with cancer. In addition to local resources including Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater here on campus, there are a number of national resources as well.

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Resources in Your Community

There are some great resources on the internet, but be careful! In fact, do not head to the web right away. You do not want to scare yourself by reading about a type of cancer or treatment that does not pertain to your situation. If you have questions about anything you read, consult your Nurse Navigator to help you understand.

In our downloadable resource guide, you’ll find resources for general information, assistance in the home, beauty/wigs/prosthetics, caregiver support, communications, counseling/mental health support, equipment donations, financial planning, government programs and more.

More About the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater

Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the emotional and non-medical needs of cancer patients and their caregivers in our community. We support cancer patients in treatment at an individual level, regardless of diagnosis, age, race, gender or socio-economic status.


Our organization was founded at the intersection where medicine meets humanity. We were founded in 2001, when Dr. Robert Burger, an oncologist with Virginia Oncology Associates, along with a dedicated circle of friends, observed that chemotherapy patients were having their medical, but not necessarily their emotional needs met. The group determined that food could be an effective vehicle to feed the emotional needs of patients – and so began Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Through the distribution of tasty and comforting food in the infusion room, a handful of volunteers were able to connect with patients and their caregivers to create friendships, ease fears, reduce stress and instill hope. Many of the original volunteers still serve patients on a weekly basis.


Today, Cancer Care’s volunteer ranks have grown to the hundreds and we have supported thousands of Tidewater residents and their caregivers in their battles against cancer. Along the way we have learned that surrounding the devastating diagnosis of cancer is a front row seat to humanity at its very best.

Learn More About CCFOT

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To help you navigate the patient education resources found on, we have pulled together key links in our Education section to make your research easier.

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