As an ongoing program to assist adult patients at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Fairview Hospital Moll Pavilion, “The Caring Continues” impacts the lives of patients dramatically all year.
Through the generosity of supporters, Oncology Social workers at the Cancer Center were able to help over 200 patients this year with rent, utilities, medication, car payments, and transportation to medical appointments.
The fall fundraiser – Night at the Races – was hosted by Community West Foundation at Wagner’s of Westlake Saturday, Nov. 9.
“This is a very unique program and is truly appreciated by our oncology patients, whose lives are made a little easier by your giving spirit,” said social worker Nicole Herbst to the upbeat crowd during the evening of wagering on video horse races after a delicious pasta buffet.
Nicole shared letters from oncology patients that gave insight into patient gratitude for this outreach program.
The Caring Continues Fund helps those struggling to keep up with house payments, insurance, medical bills and even groceries. Unfortunately, when patients are diagnosed with cancer, there is no reprieve from the expenses of normal life.
“We are so very grateful for this support,” added Fairview Hospital President,
Dr. Neil Smith, in attendance for the event.
“This is a very unique program and is truly appreciated by our oncology patients, whose lives are made a little easier by your giving spirit,” added Dr. Peggy Kranyak, Radiation Oncologist Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Fairview Hospital Moll Pavilion.