I appreciate the support offered to me by the Cancer Care Foundation. The volunteers and the lunches they brought were the highlight of my chemotherapy sessions. The fact that the volunteers and nurses got along so well also created a very positive atmosphere.
Almost every family has been or will be touched by cancer. It is a disease that affects not only the patients, but also impacts family, friends, coworkers and community. Although medical treatment is paramount; compassion, encouragement and support are just as important. There are not available to everybody, at least not to the same extent. This is where Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater comes in. It is a means to provide such invaluable assistance for those who need it.
Cancer Care Foundation was able to assist my family with household expenses when I had
unexpected complications from my breast cancer reconstruction. We were so relieved
Your helping hand came at a most opportune time, and I am truly hard pressed to find the
words to express my gratefulness for your help and generosity.
Peyton, Student Fundraiser
Our family has been amazingly appreciative of the support from Cancer Care Foundation.
You all have been a great help to our family and many families in Tidewater.
Jeanette and Rita, Sisters and Volunteers
We lost Rita’s adult son to cancer. We volunteer in his memory and to pay back the
kindness we experienced during his battle. We hand crotchet fleece blankets to provide
patients with warmth and a sense of comfort and safety. Each year we donate our blankets
and volunteer at the annual Cancer Care Foundation bake sale. We feel like we get much
more than we give when we volunteer.
Our family has always been committed to improving life in the community. Having been
touched recently by cancer, we know it takes a toll on a family. We are proud to support
a cause that makes a difference in the lives of so many touched by this terrible disease.
The tender and kind emotional support Cancer Care Foundation provides makes the Tidewater
region a better place to live.
I was greatly appreciative to receive a fuel card. The cost of gas for doctor
appointments and treatments was too much on my limited income. Thank you Cancer
MaryAnn, Board Member and Volunteer
I started with Cancer Care Foundation many years ago when my husband was in treatment.
Through the years, I have developed a very special bond with the patients. I also really
enjoy the camaraderie that comes from doing this important work with my fellow
volunteers. When I am volunteering, I truly get as much as I give.
Laurie, RN and Nurse Navigator
I have seen cancer wreak havoc on families and their budgets. Cancer demands time and
resources. Patients can be out of work, yet household expenses and the demands of daily
life remain the same. Cancer Care Foundation makes a difference for struggling patients.
Cancer Care Foundation is a gift and an answered prayer. I don’t know what the future
holds, but it is a pleasure to know that there are people there like you guys. You
opened my eyes and my heart.
Julie, Family Member
My family sure appreciates the lunches you provide for my dad while he undergoes
chemotherapy. Each and every volunteer is a ray of sunshine! You have no idea.
My dad talks about those ladies and their lunches all week long!!!
Chris, Board Member
Even as a founding board member of Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, I did
not truly understand the impact and significance of the Foundation’s Acts of
Kindness program until I had the opportunity to volunteer one day. The fact that
such a modest act as providing lunch and drinks to cancer patients and their
families and friends brought as much joy as it did resonated with me for days.
Whether by a simple nod of the head or an inaudible mouthed “thank you,” I
knew I was making a difference, if only for a brief moment, in their day.
I admire what Cancer Care Foundation does for cancer patients. Everyone in
the treatment room looks forward to the visits from your volunteers. Your
care and concern and good cheer make a difficult situation just a little bit
easier to bare. Thanks for all you do.
Beverly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cancer can be financially devastating. As a social worker, I can give
patients emotional support, but it is also important to be able to give
them concrete, practical support when they need it. Cancer Care Foundation
of Tidewater’s Direct Patient Assistance program can help with a utility
bill or food expenses. It is immeasurably important that cancer patients
feel like their community cares about them.
Fred and Ella, Volunteers
Fred is a cancer survivor. After going through treatment, we knew we
wanted to help others facing the same challenges. The Acts of Kindness
program is our way of giving back.