Knowledge Heals Ignorance Destroys
In 1978, Richard Bloch, co-founder and honorary chairman of the board of H & R Block, Inc. was diagnosed with “terminal” lung cancer. With the help of his wife, Annette, doctors who said he could beat the cancer, and his own determination, Bloch waged a bitter two-year war on the insidious disease. So dramatic was his fight and recovery that Bloch and his wife devoted their lives to helping others stricken with cancer.
The narrow goal of the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is limited to projects that will help people diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of beating it as easily as possible. Many other facets could be more important such as making people immune to cancer, eliminating the cause of cancer or finding a cure. However, these fields are best left to professionals, and our resources are devoted exclusively to projects in our area.
All services of the Foundation are free, and no contributions of cash are ever solicited. Contributions are accepted so that the donor may be assured that all their funds are going to help cancer patients.
Without good planning and a proper foundation, it would be difficult to construct a functional and lasting building. Likewise, without the right mental attitude, it is believed that the chances of successfully treating cancer are diminished. This quiz was developed with the help of three teams of doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists from Kansas City, Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. It is not meant to change a person’s ideas or attitudes, but merely to make them aware of whether or not they are receptive to the treatments and to seek outside help if they are not.
Many individuals on the surface appear or declare they are positive. However, the purpose of this quiz is to get to their subconscious feelings to be certain it is not a facade and that they are being totally honest with themselves.
This web site contains a tremendous amount of information. It is a dynamic, growing instant resource available to cancer patients around the world, free to everyone and easily accessed. Some of the information it contains includes:
- All 3 of our books
- Up-to-date list of second opinion centers
- Letter to newly diagnosed cancer patients
- Mental Attitude Quiz
- Patient Check List
- Access to PDQ from NCI or OncoLink
- Access to current open protocols nationally
- All our articles from Coping magazine
- Cancer Survivors Park details
- Brochure on our Foundation
- Application to volunteer and e-mail access
R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Bloch Cancer Hotline
One H&R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 64105