Cancer Patient & Family Services

In partnership with health care providers and educators, the Benedictine Health Foundation continually develops innovative, grass roots programs to improve the health and well-being of individuals who are vulnerable and under-served in Ulster County and the surrounding area.

Financial Assistance Programs

Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund

The Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund distributes upwards of $100,000 annually to eligible cancer patients while they are in treatment. Financial assistance is provided in the form of gift cards to purchase nutritious food at Hannaford Supermarkets and/or fuel at Stewart’s Shops to subsidize the cost of transportation. $500 per calendar year is available to each patient.

Learn More

To learn more about programs funded by the Benedictine Health Foundation, contact Benedictine Health Foundation at (845) 481-1303.

“Thank you to the Gruner Family and Benedictine Health Foundation for the support when I needed it during treatment two-and-a-half years ago.  Your contributions to individuals and the community are beyond measure.”
– Kristin Flynn, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Fashion Program at SUNY Ulster

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care