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 Blount Memorial’s Cancer Center’s patients in their 60,318 miles of commute to and from treatment. 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. 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: