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. Since its inception the Fund has distributed more than $750,000 to over 1750 cancer patients.
The Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Fund provides financial assistance to eligible gynecologic cancer patients in the Hudson Valley region for expenses including housing, utilities, food, transportation, and unreimbursed medical bills. $500 per calendar year is available to each patient.
Breast Education and Breast Outreach Program (BEBOP) to connect with lower-income, uninsured minority and underserved women.
Breast Cancer Symposium / October 2017: This educational program in is the planning stages and will be directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of breast cancer will be invited to attend. Further details will be posted in August.
To learn more about programs funded by the Benedictine Health Foundation, contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (845) 334-3186.