During storms like Hurricane Harvey, cancer patients face unique obstacles. They may have had to relocate miles away from their treatment centers, and perhaps the people they relied on to get them to treatment are busy putting their own lives back together.
Many relief agencies are doing wonderful work, but the American Cancer Society is uniquely qualified to assist cancer patients, caregivers, and providers impacted by the storm.To help do that, the American Cancer Society has created a special disaster relief fund. Donations will go above our normal operational efforts and will be restricted to cancer patient support. Examples include helping evacuated patients find providers, temporary housing, and transportation when traveling to appointments. Additionally, these funds will be used to connect patients and providers during the rebuilding process, as displaced patients and providers start to settle in at their new locales, or move back home.
We will not be providing direct financial support to patients. We will work with local hotels, transportation companies, and pharmacies to provide support for patients being treated for cancer. We provide lodging and transportation to cancer patients as one of our core services all year round, and have a proven system for delivering services.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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