A message from the President

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the Benedictine Health Foundation, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

It is during times like these that I am proud to be a part of the Benedictine Health Foundation, working to raise and distribute financial resources to those struggling with a cancer diagnosis and whose financial means limit their ability to access or receive the care that they need.

Despite these unprecedented challenging times, even the COVID-19 pandemic cannot stop the Benedictine Health Foundation’s service to our community. With the work of our dedicated staff and supporters as well as a dedicated board of directors, we have been able to continue to provide financial assistance through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund and our Cancer Emergency Assistance Fund to those in our community that are struggling with a cancer diagnosis.

Just recently a recipient shared this testimonial:
“I am writing on behalf on my husband and myself to say how grateful we are to the Memorial Cancer Fund for gift cards. They came at a time when our medical expenses were increasing, which included increased gas expenditures due to multiple trips to the doctor’s offices. The gift cards for Hannaford’s and Stewart’s allowed us to defray our expenses while focusing on the most import thing – staying healthy and hopeful. Thanks again for this much needed and valuable program. We wish you and your staff much health and happiness in the New Year.” Lydia D.

Now more than ever, those facing a cancer diagnosis in our community need our help.
During these difficult times, there are many ways to support the Foundation by offering financial assistance to those in need throughout our community. Please consider making an online donation by clicking on the “donate now” button on this website. Every $500 raised will provide a family with food cards from Hannaford Supermarkets to purchase nutritious food and/or fuel cards to Stewart’s Shops to help cover the cost of transportation to treatment are provided. $500 per calendar year is available to each patient.

Every $250 raised will help assist those struggling with a cancer diagnosis and in need of financial assistance with an overdue electric bill, car payment, insurance co-pay, telephone, water, rent, etc.
Stay tuned to this website for upcoming information about our fundraising activities and how you can help with our commitment to the community.

Thank you in advance by continuing with the Benedictine Spirit of Care in our community.
MaryRose Warcholak, President

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care