People who are diagnosed with cancer face tremendous physical, emotional, and financial challenges. While each of these factors can be overwhelming, it is the financial burden that can cause undue stress at a time when the patient needs to focus on hope, health, and healing. To help ease this burden, eligible cancer patients can apply for financial assistance from the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund. Gifts in any amount to this fund make a positive, practical, difference in the lives of individual cancer patients.
Patient Assistance with Transportation
Through donations made to this fund, the Foundation has been able to assist eligible Blount Memorial’s Cancer Center’s patients with gas cards to commute to and from treatment. As of May 1, 2023, gas card assistance has increased significantly. We have provided $5,220 already. As of May 1, 2023, KenJo Markets/Downey Oil will be providing $5,000 in fuel cards for eligible patients.
In 2022, the Foundation provided $4,470 in gas card assistance to patients commuting to and from treatment. Through donations made to this fund, the Foundation has been able to assist Blount Memorial’s Cancer Center’s patients in their 60,318 miles of commute to and from treatment in 2021.
Here are just two examples of how this Fund helped patients through treatment:
With funding from the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund, Blount Memorial Foundation provides assistance to cancer patients who need additional nutrition while in treatment. As of May 1, 2023, the Foundation has already provided 65 cases of nutritional supplements to patients.
Throughout calendar year 2022, the Foundation provided 37 cases of nutritional supplements to patients in need. In 2021, the Foundation was able to provide 5,376 ounces of nutritional supplements to patients.
Here is what one patient had to say about the assistance she received: