Contact: Larry Meeks
Hess Club
5430 Westheimer
Houston, TX  77056
United States of America

Cristina Vetrano

CanCare, President and CEO

Cristina has over 25 years of experience in non-profit organization management. Her longtime passion for service organizations began with her Peace Corps experiences in Mongolia. She has leveraged her degree in Finance and an MBA to assist the American Red Cross and Kids Meals to expand in scope and impact and now provides bold leadership to make the CanCare mission even more impactful.

A cancer diagnosis brings normal life to a screeching halt, followed by an uncontrollable wave of emotions and anxiety about the unknown. Replacing fear with hope has been the mission of CanCare since it was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 1990CanCare has an ever-deepening legacy of being there for individuals, caregivers, employers and faith communities that want to provide customized, confidential support to anyone impacted directly or indirectly by cancer.

In 1990, with an anonymous gift and the support of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Anne Shaw Turnage, a colon cancer survivor, founded CanCare. Faith continues to be an avenue of great hope as more than 300,000 “Annes” have received one-on-one support while they faced cancer since that time—and more than 30 congregations provide a growing faith network of donations and volunteers.