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Cancer Care Services

The foundation operates several funds that serve the needs of cancer patients in a variety of ways, such as:

Educational materials for newly diagnosed patients

Equipment to assist cancer patients in their recovery

Certain personal expenses for patients who have lost income due to treatments

Breast cancer support group meetings

Education and training for oncology staff

Televisions for the infusion (chemotherapy) rooms at GSH North

Our Funds:

Samaritan Cancer Center: Provides the Samaritan Cancer Center with supplies for educational opportunities for staff or community.

Cancer Oncology Funds: Covers unbudgeted expenses, including continuing education opportunities for the staff, educational materials to be used by the patients and the stafff; equipment or enhancements for the department.

Cancer Survivorship Program: Provides follow-up care for cancer survivors, including the development of treatment summaries, follow-up plans, referrals and support services.

Breast Cancer Assistance Funds: Provides supplemental funds to breast cancer patients who cannot afford needed medical attention, i.e.rent, utilities, transportation to treatment, medication, etc.

Last year,

175

survivors and current patients attended support groups.

Meet Mary

Mary planned to return to work a few weeks after her mastectomy. When her recovery took longer than expected, she used up all of her sick days at work and her paychecks stopped. With rent overdue, Mary faced eviction at a time when she needed to keep her stress levels low. Her nurse at Samaritan Breast Center contacted the foundation requesting a check to cover Mary’s rent for the month. Crisis averted! Mary is back at work and feeling better every day.

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