Published: January 24th, 2017

Category: Uncategorized

Survivors of Cancer Advisory Network (SCAN) Mentorship Program

SCAN is an initiative of the UF HealthStreet Cancer Engagement Program


  1. : To provide an environment that encompasses support, safety and encouragement to individuals enduring cancer

Program Objectives:

SCAN’s goal is to provide people in Northeast Florida/ Alachua County with information and support from diagnosis through recovery.

Our mentors are trained to provide information, resources, and one-on-one peer support to those who are facing or living with cancer as well as those care giving. Efforts are made to match the volunteers to the mentees by criteria that are covered in our application process such as diagnosis, treatment type, age, etc.

This mentorship can take place via telephone, face-to-face, or other means that suit both mentor and mentee.

  • If you are a caregiver or cancer survivor (1 year post treatment) and wish to mentor, contact Cheri Knecht at 352-294-4882 or
  • If you have recently been diagnosed and would like to set up a mentorship contact Cheri Knecht at 352-294-4882 or