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Foundation Grant to Help Cancer Patients

Foundation Grant to Help Cancer Patients

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Parkland Cancer Center has recently received a 12-month grant in the amount of $43,500 from the Parkland Health Center Foundation.

The grant is designed to assist Parkland Cancer Center patients with individual needs related to their cancer treatment when all other resources have been exhausted. Needs will be met by grant funds on a case-by-case basis.

“The staff of Parkland Cancer Center is very appreciative of the support of the Parkland Foundation,” said John Spurgin, nurse manager, Parkland Cancer Center. “With this support, we can assure that our patients and community have the necessary tools to continue their fight against cancer.”

“We’ve provided excellent cancer care to our patients for many years, and this grant will help us assist those who are financially struggling during their fight against cancer," says Mindy Weber, LCSW, social worker at Parkland. “We can help them focus on their treatment rather than the cost of their care -- making this very difficult journey just a little easier.”

Parkland Cancer Center is part of Parkland Health Center. The treatment team includes five hematologist/oncologists, oncology certified nurses, a chaplain, pharmacist, oncology social worker, auxiliary volunteers and other support staff. Learn more about the Cancer Center here.

The Parkland Health Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established in 2009. In addition to being responsible for securing and stewarding philanthropic support, the Foundation also carefully selects projects on which to expend its resources, each of which significantly enhances Parkland’s ability to provide extraordinary care. Learn more here.

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