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The Mariposa Program

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Our History

CAN provides financial assistance to young adults who are pursuing fertility preservation services due to the possibility of becoming infertile as a result of cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Our goal is to effectively reduce the out–of–pocket expenses young adults may incur resulting from these procedures. Learn more about the Mariposa Program. CAN connects cancer patients and survivors, as well as caregivers, family members and friends, to vital community resources to assist in the treatment and recovery process. Local organizations and programs include peer support groups, nutrition workshops, exercise programs, and insurance/financial consultations. CAN was born out of a young couple’s battle with cancer in 2005. Two days after returning from their honeymoon, Candi and Tony Caporal found themselves sitting in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center listening to a doctor explain that he really did not know what was wrong. Learn more about how CAN was born out of our own experience.