CancerCare® Awarded $1.5 Million Grant From Susan G. Komen®


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Patricia J. Goldsmith

Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS

A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event, and while patients are making difficult decisions about their medical care, day-to-day needs like childcare and transportation can be equally challenging.

—Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS
This substantial grant will provide help and hope to thousands of people diagnosed with breast cancer during what may be one of the most overwhelming times in their lives.

—Patricia J. Goldsmith

CancerCare, a leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, has received a $1.5 million grant to assist people diagnosed with breast cancer. The grant will support a CancerCare program in partnership with Susan G. Komen called “Linking A.R.M.S.” Linking A.R.M.S. provides financial assistance for breast cancer patients for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, child care, transportation, lymphedema care, and durable medical equipment.

Hope to Thousands

“We are tremendously grateful for the continued support of Susan G. Komen,” said CancerCare CEO Patricia J. Goldsmith (see interview with Ms. Goldsmith on page 136). “This substantial grant will provide help and hope to thousands of people diagnosed with breast cancer during what may be one of the most overwhelming times in their lives. Costs such as transportation and child care can oftentimes prevent our clients from receiving proper treatment and, thanks to Susan G. Komen, this will now be less of an obstacle for thousands of individuals.”  

“A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event, and while patients are making difficult decisions about their medical care, day-to-day needs like childcare and transportation can be equally challenging. Last year alone, CancerCare provided direct financial assistance to 1,356 breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. We’re pleased to again award funding to this important program to allow them to continue this work,” said President and CEO of Susan G. Komen, Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS.

For Additional Information

Those interested in learning more or applying for financial assistance can visit www.cancercare.org/financial or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). ■



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