A message from the President

In 2023 the Benedictine Health Foundation has provided an “essential service” to over 150 families/individuals through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund that provides local residents in current treatment with $500 in gift cards annually to purchase nutritious food and/or fuel. The Cancer Patient Emergency Assistance Fund provides up to $250 annually to assist with paying bills directly i.e., electric, phone, fuel oil/propane water or rent.

Imagine not having enough money to buy a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner because any money that you previously had budgeted for food is now going towards your co-pay for radiation treatments. Imagine having to choose between saving your money for gas or forgoing treatment as you have to travel 60 miles each way for 3 weeks to receive chemotherapy. These are some of the choices our local neighbors, friends and family members are making because they have just been diagnosed with cancer.

We are writing to you today to ask you to consider making a year-end donation. Your donation stays local, what’s raised here, stays here. As a community that values and supports one another, please show your support for the Benedictine Health Foundation with a year-end gift today, of any amount. Donate online at www.benedictinehealthfoundation.org.

You can make a difference as stated by Jennifer, “Mom was able to use her Hannaford food cards to purchase ice cream, she had a big bowl last night and it is the happiest I have seen her in a long time. I must thank you for that! I cannot tell you how much it means to me to see her smile (a rare occasion these days.) I am eternally grateful to you.

Best wishes for your holiday season and thank you for being such an important part of the Benedictine Health Foundation family!

With gratitude,

MaryRose Warcholak
President

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care