The Maggie Card supports local cancer patients helping with their financial and emotional needs.
Click here to see a list of businesses offering discounts to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation Maggie Card.
The Maggie Card has been providing discounts to Vermont cancer patients at local businesses since 2016. Created by Maggie Turner Van Duyn, who was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2015. Shortly after her diagnosis, Maggie was on Church Street in downtown Burlington, VT buying hats for her impending hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. The store clerk, who knew her story offered her 50% off each hat she purchased. Maggie was incredibly grateful that this person had offered her this substantial discount, but also knew she never would have bought those hats if she didn’t have cancer. Maggie thought everyone with cancer deserved a discount. Cancer is financially and emotionally devasting. So, the idea was born for an actual cancer card for local patients to receive discounts at businesses
Maggie was an advocate for people in need through the end. On October 21, 2018, nine days shy of her 39th birthday, Maggie died, leaving behind devastated family, friends, and a huge community of followers.
Today there are nearly 200 local cancer patients enjoying discounts from 68 Vermont businesses dedicated to making sure those on their cancer journey know they are not alone.
As of August 1, 2020 the Cancer Patient Support Foundation will be administering the Maggie Card. To find out more about the Maggie Card please fill out the contact form on this page or call 802-488-5495.
The Cancer Club is not a club anyone wants to be part of, but thanks to Maggie, the Maggie Card is working to bring a little sunshine on the cloudiest day.