The Early Cancer Detection Fund was founded by Paul Mazzilli and Sharon Pickett. Before beginning his summer internship at HRHCare, their son, Nick, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during his required physical.
During his treatment, Nick asked his parents, “What do people without health insurance do when they need cancer treatment?” Sharon and Paul didn’t really know how to answer their son. They realized that those without health insurance do not always have access to the routine primary care they need, which is often when cancer is initially detected.
Sharon and Paul approached HRHCare about creating an Early Cancer Detection Fund that would support these services for those in need. Because of this fund’s support of our cancer screening services program, HRHCare has conducted thousands of cancer screenings, and has diagnosed over 200 patients with cancer.