About CMC

Who We Are

Cancer of Many Colors, Inc. is a non-profit Lexington, SC based organization dedicated to helping local cancer survivors with their daily living expenses and emergency needs.​

Founded in 2014 by Paulette Criscione, Cancer of Many Colors, Inc. (CMC) was created in honor of the Criscione family to help bring awareness to all cancers. Most cancers have its own color. For the Crisciones, Paulette and her father John were diagnosed with breast cancer (pink). John passed away in 1981. Her brother Richard diagnosed with leukemia (orange) died in 2007 and brother Jay, diagnosed with throat cancer (burgundy/ivory) in 2006 passed away with bile duct cancer (Kelly Green) in 2009. Paulette was diagnosed with lung (white) in 2011. Both Paulette and Jay tested positive for BRCA 2, a genetic mutation. Hence, Cancer of Many Colors was created.

Together we can make a difference!

No Gift is too small.

"Cancer of Many Colors Graciously came to Diana's aid.  Thank you Cancer of Many Colors for caring and helping Diana."

Debra Davis

RN Case Manager

"Cancer is universal. In one way or another it impacts all.

Paulette with brothers jay (left) and Richard (right)


As a survivor and a caregiver, Paulette knows the financial burden cancer treatments can place on individuals and their families. She started the CMC Foundation, to raise funds for others in her local community, to reduce the financial hardships that cancer can cause. She also takes the stewardship of the public’s trust very seriously when raising funds. With the continued dedication of the community, Cancer of Many Colors continues to grow as an organization with the goal of becoming a major resource for the Midlands. 

There is no one "cancer."

The same cancer type in one individual is very different from that cancer in another individual. Within a single type of cancer, such as breast cancer, researchers are discovering subtypes that each requires a different treatment approach. As researchers learn more and more about the nature of the disease, we're reminded of how complex it is, and how much more we need to know. But whatever the specific type, all cancer profoundly challenges the men and women who are fighting it. Their struggle touches all of the people in their lives: husbands, wives, and partners; parents, children, sisters and brothers; caregivers; co-workers, friends and neighbors.

Cancer of Many Colors Story

small Gift Application


You must be a resident of South Carolina living in the counties of Calhoun, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter.  You  must provide a statement from your physician on their letterhead stating that you are currently under active therapy/treatment.  (Maintenance care will not be applicable for this benefit.  Maintenance care is considered routine physician visits, labs, scans, drugs, etc.) A Community Resource Partner, such as, a social worker, nurse navigator or doctor must sign the application certifying that you need assistance.  Along with the application, you must provide copies of the current bill/s that you are requesting help with.  Eviction  notices and Independent Landlords must submit additional information.  Please notify CMC requesting those forms.  All gifts are paid directly to the vendor.  *CMC only assist with non-medical bills.  There are no age restrictions for the recipients of the gift.       


Please download application and submit to info@cancerofmanycolors.com.  Should you have any questions, please email to info@cancerofmanycolors.com.

Due to the large volume of applications, we cannot respond to each application within 24 hours.