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Ashley Chickerella and family

OUR HISTORY

“After going through multiple cancer journeys in my own family, I was left with several questions and a lot of pain. The good news for us is that God meets us in our pain and is able to empathize with us no matter the circumstances. While we wonder why suffering and sickness exist, we have a God who has demonstrated His comfort and care and His desire to end sickness and suffering in the person of Christ. Our prayer is that the folks we serve will encounter this hope through their own cancer experience.”

– ASHLEY CHICKERELLA, CO-FOUNDER

ABOUT

We exist to welcome those impacted by cancer into community and provide resources that encourage them wherever they are in their relationship with Christ.

OUR MISSION

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Take Heart Cancer Community is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to welcome those impacted by cancer into community and provide resources that encourage them wherever they are in their walk with Christ. We do this primarily through support groups hosted by local churches in central Ohio and through relevant, bible-centered content, articles, videos and more.

WHAT IS A TAKE HEART COMMUNITY?

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORS

ASHLEY CHICKERELLA

Co-Founder & Board Chair

For Columbus

MATTHEW KURELIC

Treasurer

Redi.Health

BRANNYN HISER

Secretary

Quantum Health

JOEL WHARTON

Board Member

Heritage Christian Church

CHRIS KELLEY

Board Member

Common Ground

NATE REHM

Board Member

Redi.Health

BRIAN STEVENS

Board Member

Huntington

VINCE CHICKERELLA

Co-Founder and Advisor

Ohio Gastroenterology

ALLIE STEVENS

Advisor

PAUL GROVES

Advisor

Retired

Following a new cancer diagnosis, patients and their families can feel overwhelmed with new information and need support. We have consolidated a list of local and national resources to support families. If there is a resource that we should consider being adding, please use our contact form to let us know!

DISCOVER RESOURCES

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORS

ASHLEY CHICKERELLA

Co-Founder & Board Chair

For Columbus

MATTHEW KURELIC

Treasurer

Redi.Health

BRANNYN HISER

Secretary

Quantum Health

JOEL WHARTON

Board Member

Heritage Christian Church

CHRIS KELLEY

Board Member

Common Ground

NATE REHM

Board Member

Redi.Health

BRIAN STEVENS

Board Member

Huntington

VINCE CHICKERELLA

Co-Founder and Advisor

Ohio Gastroenterology

ALLIE STEVENS

Advisor

PAUL GROVES

Advisor

Retired

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