Incorporated in February 2003, SLEW Cancer Wellness Center (SLEW) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit agency helping uninsured, under insured and low-income women with all types of cancer.
Its Executive Director, Olga Young, founded the agency after discovering healthcare disparities for those women who could not afford quality aftercare services.
In keeping with its mission, SLEW provides FREE emotional and physical support to meet the needs of disadvantaged women by providing a continuum of care that restores the health and dignity of vulnerable women who become isolated and invisible after treatment. SLEW is the ONLY agency of its kind in Bexar and surrounding counties.
SLEW Cancer Wellness Center
Board of Directors with Affiliations
Cornelius Cox, Board Chair
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Cornelius Cox
Gloria Delgado-Leatherwood, Vice Chair
Assistant Vice President Community Development
Texas Capital Bank
Helene DePeralta, Secretary
Retired, MLP Graduate/Community Volunteer
Dr. Lisa Fichtel, MD
South Texas Oncology and Hematology
Mortgage of Texas & Financial LLC
Larry Keller, Jr.
Director of Sales Operations
Vice President/Treasury & Business Development
Lone Star National Bank
Retired Military/Community Volunteer
Olga Young, Ex Officio
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Incorporated in 2003, SLEW Cancer Wellness Center (SLEW) has successfully operated as an integrative cancer care survivorship agency that annually providesfree emotional and physical support to meet the needs of uninsured and under-insured low income women recovering from cancer treatment in an effort to improve their quality of life.
The vision of the agency is to promote the holistic physical and psychological healing of underserved women undergoing cancer treatment and those in recovery; to increase mortality and morbidity rates; and to improve overall quality of life for low-income elderly, disabled and working poor cancer patients and survivors in Bexar and surrounding counties.