This organization was started so that cancer patients would have access to adequate resources.
Our Mission is to provide emotional and financial support to cancer patients both men and women actively in treatment. We are aiming to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals affected by cancer.
Kimberly's Touch is determined to provide support to alleviate the stress due to illness and subsequent treatment.
Our vision is A future where opportunities are the same for all cancer patients no matter their diagnosis or circumstances. We provide service for all regardless of the cancer diagnosis, race, or gender.
Kimberly Waters-Washington is known for her compassion for others. She has worked as a CNA for over 19 years. She has recently switched jobs due to health issues. She is currently working as a Birth Certificate Associate at a local hospital.
In May 2011, Kimberly was diagnosis with breast cancer. She was an employed as a hospice CNA, working with patients that knew their time was coming to an end. But her love, compassion, and dedication to her patients showed, she continued to work in between her treatments.
In Nov. 2015, Kimberly decided to leave hospice and found employment at the cancer center she was once treated at for her cancer. Kimberly loved the patients, conversations, being that listening ear and making them forget while they were there even if it was just for a short time.
In 2019, Kimberly founded Kimberly’s Touch, with the goal of educating and supporting others with cancer. Kimberly is focused on a future with adequate resources for cancer patients regardless of their diagnosis.
In May 2022, Kimberly had her yearly mammogram. She learned she had 4 tumors in her breast. The breast she originally had cancer 11 years ago. Kimberly learned on June 7, she had breast cancer. This time her cancer is triple negative.
Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive cancer because it grows quickly. The outlook for this cancer is not as good as other types of breast cancer. This type of cancer has fewer options for treatment, reason is because the cancer cells does not have the estrogen or progesterone receptors.
Kimberly is not a stranger to cancer; remember she is an 11-year survivor of a different breast cancer IDC and she has worked in a local cancer center. She worked as a CNA (certified nursing assistance) for 3 years within the cancer center. She built an organization around the conversations, the vision, and the desire to help others like herself.
Kimberly has since collaborated with local cancer centers in the Wake County area to provide services. Over the next several months as Kimberly continues her cancer treatment the team she has built (Organization) will continue to grow and build resources to continue to be a blessing to others cancer patients. She hopes to sustain grants and
business partners to help make a difference in the future with more adequate resources for both men and women while faced with the diagnosis of Cancer.