For the 2023 Giving Tuesday campaign, we raised $14,000 for “Hope & Healing Chemo Comfort Kits" to bring relief to cancer patients receiving infusion treatments at St John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York.
Cancer is, unfortunately, something that affects everyone in one way or another. The American Cancer Society reports an estimated 1.9 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. While this number has decreased over the years, it is staggering to learn how many people continue to fight this battle. Not only is getting the diagnosis difficult, but the treatment itself can be life-altering. Chemotherapy, while crucial to battling cancer, can negatively affect the body, causing stress and unwanted side effects.
Every patient receiving infusion treatment at St. John’s will receive a Chemo Care Kit with comfort items such as lotion, hats, teas, aromatherapy, and more. By bringing stress relief and assistance to our most vulnerable patients, we can enhance their quality of care and give them peace of mind.
Although the 2023 Giving Tuesday has passed, it is not too late to give. We are still accepting donations for this ongoing project. Please support our “Hope & Healing Chemo Care Kits” campaign by making a donation of any amount today! We are so grateful and thank everyone for their support!