Quality of Life Cancer Grants
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“From my experience both as a physician as well as a patient, I’ve come to learn that more is needed to treat cancer than just surgery and chemotherapy. Patients benefit tremendously from the support of family and friends. Recognizing this critical element in the fight against cancer, The Rema Hort Foundation does everything in its power to enhance a patient’s social support network, from flying in relatives from distant places to providing funds for childcare so that a husband or wife can be with their spouse during treatment.”-David Biro, RHMF board member and physician
While undergoing treatment for cancer, Rema discovered an entire community of other patients going through similar experiences, and always sought to provide comfort and support to those who did not have family to help them through their treatment. Through the Quality of Life Grant, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation seeks to bring family members and loved ones together in order to provide this much needed support system and consolation while a patient is undergoing treatment. Oftentimes in a large city like New York, family members are far from their loved ones while they are being treated and do not have the financial ability to visit. Working with a team of social workers from hospitals including the Children’s Hospital of New York, Presbyterian Memorial, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical, Einstein Cancer Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital, The Foundation identifies patients who would benefit most from the grant. The grant supports airfare, calling cards, and even childcare to help reunite families across distances with the goal to provide much needed comfort during their treatment and recovery process.
Since being established, RHMF has helped bring together nearly 1,000 cancer patients and their families, and no qualifying patient has ever been denied a grant.
Under the LA Initiative, this fall the Foundation will begin working with oncology social workers to expand the Quality of Life Grants to the Los Angeles area, effectively doubling our capacity and reach an entirely different population. Among the participating hospitals are Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Simms Mann Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s Hospital LA. Like the New York QOL grants, the Foundation will work directly with oncology social workers who will recommend patients for the grant.