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.