We help EVERY TYPE of cancer patient
Kitsap Cancer Services, KCS, was founded by Jackie and Mark Smaha, in 2004. The journey of KCS is a personal one to the founders, those who volunteer, and the community we serve.
Jackie and many of our board members are cancer survivors. We have a personal understanding of the impact of cancer, on not only the individual diagnosed, but on the family and loved ones around them.
After 2004, as KCS and its fundraising grew, so did our programs. We continue to meet more of our community's needs by helping individuals financially and emotionally through their cancer journey. Kitsap Cancer Services is not an exclusive organization. We help men, women, non-binary, and families of children and do not limit our resources to any one type of cancer. We work closely with local oncology social workers in Kitsap County, Seattle, Tacoma, and Gig Harbor, to help with the financial and personal needs of individuals and families. Please visit our programs to learn more about how Kitsap Cancer Services helps meet the needs of those impacted by cancer, in Kitsap County.
Our tagline, “we cannot change the wind, but we can adjust the sails”, speaks to the journey of cancer. We can not change a cancer diagnosis, the impact it has, or its outcome, but we can adjust the sails, reducing some of the stress it may cause an individual or a family.