ThriveWell Cancer Foundation
Q&A with Erin Ercoline, Executive Director, ThriveWell Center
What is your role at your organization, and what does it entail?
My title is Executive Director of ThriveWell Cancer Foundation, and, like most small nonprofits, that entails doing a lot of everything. In fact, the entire team at ThriveWell does a lot of everything. I have the privilege of helping patients, writing grant proposals, meeting with our amazing donors, managing super fun fundraisers, presenting to organizations who want to get involved with our mission, and working with the absolute BEST team in San Antonio.
Describe your organization’s mission in your own words.
ThriveWell Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support, and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Our patient assistance programs provide transportation, financial, and lodging assistance to folks as they navigate their treatment. We also provide free exercise, nutrition & wellness programs.
What is a common misconception about your organization or the mission you serve?
I don’t think people truly understand the immense need for ThriveWell’s support in San Antonio. There are people in our community who have insurance who are choosing not to get treatment for a completely survivable diagnosis because they simply cannot afford their care.
What does $100 support when giving to your organization?
$100 will help provide a cancer patient with transportation for a week’s worth of appointments.
What is an upcoming way to get involved with your organization?
We have several upcoming community events, and we always need volunteers! Visit us on Social Media @thrivewellsa or on our website www.thrivewell.org. You can also call the ThriveWell office at 210-593-5949 for more ways to get involved.