CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - You can take part in the first annual "Wicked in Pink" Run to help benefit the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center. Event organizer Bob Alves and Dr. B. Catherine Carton, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Sr. Caritas Cancer Center.
'Wicked in Pink' Run
Benefits the patient services fund at the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield
Sunday, October 13th
Begins at Noon at the Leaving Harley-Davidson of Southampton
Ends at the Pavilion at Summit View Banquet & Meeting House
Cost: $20.00 per person, includes food and entertainment.
For more information visit WickedInPinkRun.com.
About the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center:
The Sr. Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center provides services to over one-third of all cancer patients in the Pioneer Valley area. The Sr. Caritas Cancer Center Patient Services Fund was established for the purpose of providing direct support to Cancer Center patients in dire financial need. This assistance will help patients cover unexpected expenses associated with their care. Direct Care Support does not include physician visits, hospital care or medical expenses. All applicants are reviewed on a case by case basis. This is a "last resort" fund for patients with meager assets and funds; much needed support for patients who may seek funds no more than two times per year.
FUND PROVIDES DIRECT CARE SUPPORT FOR PATIENT:
MEDICATION: Emergency funds to cover needed medications.
TRANSPORTATION: Pay for transportation to and from appointments.
CLOTHES OR ACCESSORIES: Purchase special clothes, shoes or other accessories related to cancer care and treatment.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: Nutritional supplements to help build the immune system and meet nutritional needs.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Situational circumstances affecting patients daily and/or quality of life.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: Special programs and services funded through the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center Patient Services Fund may include, but are not limited to, subsidizing special programs and purchase of equipment to improve the delivery of care for Cancer Center patients.