R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation


Americans are alive today with a history of serious cancer because they didn’t give up hope and fought their disease.

Please read: A letter to all newly diagnosed cancer patients.

This summary outlines the focus of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, which is to help all cancer patients successfully conquer their disease.

All services are FREE: Just call 800-433-0464

If you know anyone who has cancer, have them call the R. A. Bloch Cancer Hot Line at 800-433-0464

Talk with a survivor of your type of cancer. Call the Bloch Cancer Hotline at 800-433-0464 to request a match (or fill out our on-line form). We are ready to help you.


National Cancer Survivors Day 2017: a celebration of life

Kansas City 32nd Anniversary Celebration of Life Rally

Noon to 3pm Sunday, June 4, 2017
Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park
47th & Roanoke (just West of the Country Club Plaza)

  • Refreshments
  • Free photo portraits
  • Prize drawings
  • Hallmark appreciation giveaway table
  • Appearances by area news celebrities
  • Music & Entertainment by The 5 Star Jazz Band, Big Band,  Swing & Jazz
  • Visit with the cancer support organizations from the Kansas City area
  • Celebrate survivorship with CancerVersary Cake

Whether you are a survivor, a person going through treatment, or a caregiver, we invite you to join us.

We have a reason to celebrate cancer survivorship and that reasin is YOU!

For more information, contact Vangie Rich at 816-854-4371 or vrich@hrblock.com

A Letter to All Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

“I’m not saying you can have the same success I did,
but if you try, you have a chance.” — Richard Bloch

Richard BlochIn March, 1978, Richard A. Bloch was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and told that he had three months to live. He chose to fight for his life and was declared cancer-free two years later. For the remaining twenty-six years of his life, Dick and his wife, Annette, devoted themselves to helping the next person with cancer have the best chance of beating it.  Dick passed away in July, 2004 of heart failure.  The R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation continues the mission under Annette’s leadership.

Dear Fellow Cancer Patient:

No one likes to read a lengthy letter, but maybe this will help you have a better chance of conquering your cancer and improving the quality of your life. I’m Dick Bloch. In March, 1978 I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given 3 months to live by an outstanding doctor. I am now healthy, cancer free, and devoting myself along with my wife, Annette, to helping the next person with cancer have the best chance of beating it. I’m not saying you can have the same success I did, but if you try, you have a chance.  Continue reading “A Letter to All Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients”

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Cancer Support Organizations

This is one BIG list of cancer support organizations. Here you’ll find organizations supporting specific types of cancer, organizations offering financial aid, patient matching services, meditation, transportation, wigs, and on and on. Some organizations are duplicated in several categories.  We hope you’ll easily find what you need — please let us know of any changes we should make or if you have any problems or questions. hotline@blochcancer.org or 800-433-0464.

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