NCCC Charlotte Chapter Leaders: Jane Fitch and Tina White
May 2011 – Jane was diagnosed with stage IIB cervical cancer. After several months of treatment, which included external radiation, chemo, internal radiation and a hysterectomy, she was declared NED on August 26, 2011! During that course of treatment, the only community (other than family and a few friends) she had was her oncology team. She knew that when she had recovered she wanted to make sure that other women did not have to experience what she did. She discovered the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and became a Chapter Leader for Charlotte. At her first conference, that was in Raleigh NC, she met Tina White. At that time, Tina was the Chapter Leader in Ohio. One of her best friend’s daughter had passed away from cervical cancer, and she had a strong passion to spread awareness about prevention and awareness. Little did they know, but that weekend was the beginning of a life long friendship that has since blossomed into a business called Authentic Inside and Out. In addition to their business, Tina and Jane work on several charitable endeavors. They have teamed up to lead the Charlotte Chapter of NCCC, and their mission is to promote awareness and support survivors wherever they may be on their journey.
A Message from Chapter Leader Jane Fitch
“I became a chapter leader because as a four-year cervical cancer survivor, I went through a difficult and challenging journey. The only contact I had was with my medical team—it was a lonely and painful journey. It was not until I finished treatment that I found NCCC and others who had experienced something similar. I knew from the time I had my first chemotherapy treatment that I wanted to make a message from the mess. The cancer club is not a club that someone wants to be a part of. My goal is to educate and support our local community.”
Want to learn more about the chapter? Interested in volunteering for an upcoming event or fundraiser, or just getting more information? Contact Jane Fitch to learn more.
You can also visit the local events page to check the calendar of events for this and other local chapters.