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Our Story

The Charge Up Campaign is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that focuses on improving the quality of life of men, women, and youth affected by cancer, including caregivers who courageously take the stand to advocate, support, and care for their loved ones.

Inspired through her journey as a caregiver for her mother diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Charessa Sawyer founded the Charge Up Campaign in 2013 to provide a community resource that combats the economic, health, and social challenges of caregivers, warriors, and survivors of cancer.


Charge Up Campaign exists to empower and support cancer warriors and caregivers by providing mental health resources and tools to help them overcome the emotional challenges of cancer and its treatment.

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Our Vision & Core Values

The Charge Up Campaign supports men, women, or youth impacted by cancer.

Our vision is to create a world where every cancer warrior and caregiver has access to mental health support and feels empowered to face the emotional challenges of cancer with confidence and resilience.

We support our community through our Core Values



We recognize the emotional toll that cancer can take on both cancer warriors and caregivers, and we strive to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can share their experiences and feelings without judgment.



We believe that mental health support should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation, geographic location, or other barriers. We work to garner resources and tools that can reach a diverse and inclusive audience.



We recognize that we cannot achieve our mission alone. We actively seek partnerships with other organizations, healthcare providers, and individuals to maximize our impact and reach more people in need.



We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to support the mental health of cancer warriors and caregivers, and to continuously improving the quality and effectiveness of our resources and tools.


We hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders, including our donors, partners, and the cancer warrior and caregiver community. We are transparent about our goals, outcomes, and impact, and we constantly seek feedback and input to improve our work.


We also extend our love, support, and resources to those who have currently lost a loved one due to cancer.

Meet Our Team


Charessa Sawyer

Founder & President

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Stephanie Jones

Interim Treasurer

Health & Wellness Coordinator

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LaKeitha Rousseau, BSN, RN

Executive Director

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April Kelly


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Brandeis Thompson

Vice President

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Charlisa Herriott



Shakeema Bouyer

Communications Director

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LaVonne Conde


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Supporting the Mental Health of
Our Families,  Our Community

We are excited to announce Charge Up Mental Health Initiative (CUMHI). The CUMHI will work closely with families and individuals impacted by cancer to provide resources for mental health support; such as counseling and other resources to assist in the life changing event.

Mental health support is crucial for individuals and families impacted by cancer because it helps them navigate the profound emotional, psychological, and social challenges associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and aftermath of the disease. Effective mental health care can alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress, fostering resilience and enhancing the overall quality of life. For patients, this support aids in better treatment adherence and recovery. For families, it provides coping strategies and emotional strength, allowing them to offer sustained support to their loved ones while managing their own well-being. Ultimately, mental health support ensures that both patients and their families can maintain hope, connection, and a sense of control during an incredibly challenging time.



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Why Donate to The Charge Up Campaign?

Charge Up Campaign provides supportive services, programs, and initiatives that assist men, women, and youth impacted by cancer with mental health support services. Cancer warriors and caregivers; and mental health and wellness workshops and resources. Help us continue expanding our impact by contributing to our cause with a one-time, monthly, or annual donation.

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