Former USAA Executive Dawn Johnson on the Cancer Council of Reno County

The Cancer Council of Reno County (CCRC) is a nonprofit organization that works exclusively with cancer victims and their loved ones in the Kansas County. The group mainly provides supplemental aid, such as through monetary reimbursement for medical and nutritional expenses, provision of wigs and prosthetics, and transportation assistance.

In addition to this support, the CCRC offers cancer victims access to a loan program for the expensive medical equipment that often comes with treatment and recovery. The CCRC operates within an expansive network that includes other nonprofits like the American Cancer Society to provide resources to sufferers and their families as well as bolster educational initiatives in the county through public and professional education programs.

The organization holds several fundraisers annually, including the Western-themed Reno Round-Up, and the Starlight Remembrance, a candlelight vigil held in Hutchison’s Avenue A Park.

Dawn Johnson, a former top consultant with insurance and business services firm USAA, recently founded DMJ Consulting. She has contributed to several causes in support of cancer research across the United States.