For patients and families who battle cancer, there are not only emotional and physical impacts, but there is also an overwhelming - and often unexpected - financial impact. Even for patients with insurance, the cost of cancer care can deplete a family's resources and strain their ability to cope at an already stressful time.
The Cancer Patient Help Fund was created in 1995 to lessen this impact on individuals and families, making funds available for everyday expenses such as rent, utilities, groceries, and transportation.
By easing this burden, the Cancer Patient Help Fund allows cancer patients and their families to focus their energies on the important task of healing. In 2006, the Cancer Screening and Outreach Fund was established to assist us in our efforts to increase early diagnosis and treatment of cancer in York and Adams counties by providing funding for cancer screening tests for eligible individuals.
It also allows us to provide more educational and outreach services to our local communities.
About the Bike Hike
By participating in the 17th Annual Bike Hike, you can combine recreation and exercise with the satisfaction of helping area residents in need. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Cancer Patient Help Fund and the Cancer Screening & Outreach Fund.
How do I participate?
Collect monetary donations from your friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers and others who would like to support your participation in the event on behalf of the Cancer Patient Help Fund.
Record their names and contributions on the Gift Form on the reverse side of this brochure.
Bring the Gift Form and your contributions to the Bike Hike registration table on the day of the event..