Ana's Place

Providing complimentary experiences for cancer patients to recharge and renew their body, mind and spirit.

Our Mission

When I get better, I want to help as many people as I can who are going through what I'm going through...
- Ana Parente

Ana lost her battle with Ocular Metastatic Melanoma on October 11, 2019.  Like Ana, cancer patients will likely experience feelings of fear, uncertainty, denial, anger, guilt, stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness and depression.  Without a great support system and the proper insurance coverage, their journey may also include economic hardship and financial burden.

The mission of Ana’s Place will fulfill Ana’s desire – “When I get better, I want to help as many people as I can who are going through what I’m going through”.

Ana’s Place provides complimentary comfort and experiences for cancer patients and their families, so they may have a chance to recharge, renew, and rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit. 

Click on the donate button to offer your support and bookmark so you can come back often to learn how the spirit of Ana Parente will live on to help as many cancer warriors as we can. 

Thank you for your support,

Ana's Story

Ana never enjoyed big crowds or being the center of attention.  She preferred to spend her time with her family.  Ana was happiest when she was with her sons.  They were her everything and are the men they are today because she taught them to always be kind, respectful, selfless and to love each other above all else – “Family First”.

Ana is no longer in pain, no longer taking medication that made her sick, no longer enduring the poking of her body, no longer scared of leaving her family behind.  She was kind, loving, smart and sassy.  She was also a woman of strong faith, even on her most painful days.  Ana was only 54 years old, but she made a huge impact on the lives of everyone who knew her.  Ana’s family promises to ensure that her legacy of caring for others will far outlive them, and Ana’s Place was born.

Ocular Melanoma

Cancer Fact

Ocular Melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer affecting 5 out of 1 million adults.

Cases Diagnosed

Approximately 2,500 new cases are diagnosed every year.

Treatment Options

There is no FDA approved standard of care for Metastatic Uveal Melanoma.

Clinical Trials

There are a number of Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials. Visit



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