Are you or someone you know affected by cancer in any form? Do you find it difficult to get through the day-to-day struggle of simple things like getting to your next appointment because of transportation issues? Maybe you can’t afford the gas it takes to get to a specialist. These are just a few of the frustrations some may go through after being diagnosed with cancer.
Because of this, Caswell County now has a “Cancer Resource Fund” awarded by the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.
Caswell Family Medical Center, in partnership with several organizations within the county, including the Caswell County Health Department, Caswell Senior Services, Caswell County Department of Social Services, Caswell EMS, Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, and North Village Pharmacy received funding from the CFDRR in order to establish this amazing resource in efforts to provide relief to residents of Caswell County who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Right now, there are a few support efforts in place, including an annual 5k run for those affected by breast cancer, as well as civic organizations across Caswell County who do periodic fundraisers to help those in need. Currently, there are no other services or support available to Caswell County residents other than those provided by foundations and organizations who have a national focus that puts emphasis on information and referral.
The Caswell Cancer Resource Fund is not intended to replace any of the work that is currently being done, but rather to provide community access to additional support when all other options have been exhausted.
A friend who is a board member of CFMC referred me to the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund. The funds I received through CRF have helped a lot. It has made it possible for me to get to my doctor's appointments when I thought I wouldn't be able to make them. I would definitely recommend the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund to others.
I heard about the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund through the Caswell County Support and Survivors Group (Alice Robertson). The CRF has changed my life in an amazing way! I don't have to worry about gas to get to my appointments or my co-pay. Now, since connecting with CRF, I can focus on my health and healing. I thank God for CRF. I've referred many cancer patients to it and I would definitely recommend it to others as well.
Another cancer patient we know told us how much the Cancer Resource Fund helped her, so we looked into it. When dealing with cancer, the medicines, doctor co-pays, and gas expenses incurred driving back and forth for treatments can be overwhelming, especially when you're too sick to work. The CRF was such a blessing! They provided funds to help with expenses and thereby easing the financial burden cancer caused. That was such a relief and one less thing to worry about. We really appreciate it. I would absolutely recommend the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund.