The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) has awarded $3 million to local cancer patients and their families. CPSF supports over five hundred local cancer patients each year, removing barriers to treatment and helping them meet their basic needs. For over 20 years, CPSF has been the only local statewide fund supporting patients and their families. Over 11,200 families have received over $3 million since the organization’s inception in 2001. Each year over $170,000 is awarded.
“The most heartbreaking stories that I hear are patients saying they delayed treatment because the cost of traveling back and forth to the hospital was too great,” according to Sarah Lemnah, Executive Director of CPSF. “Vermont patients are deciding everyday if they should fill up their tank to drive to treatment or take care of their family’s basic needs like food, rent, and utilities."
To help meet the need, CPSF will be holding its 1st Strike Out Cancer Bowl-a-thon on June 4th from 2-4pm at SpareTime in Colchester. Register your team today and be a Rock Star to Vermont cancer patients. Teams are encouraged to dress as their favorite rock stars. Each team will have 6 bowlers, each bowler is asked to raise $100. Teams will get 2 hours of bowling with pizza, soda, and shoes included. Prizes will be awarded for team spirit, top score, and top fundraiser. Be a Rock Star today for more information or to register go to www.cpsfvt.org/strikeoutcancer, space is limited.
The Strike Out Cancer Bowl-a-thon is presented by Community Bank." We're so proud to sponsor Cancer Patient Support Foundation's first Strike Out Cancer Bowl-a-thon," Community Bank Williston Branch Manager Erin Pond said. "Community Bank has supported this amazing organization for many years, and we're honored to continue helping Vermont cancer patients and their families in their time of need."
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is an independent nonprofit organization which supports Vermont cancer patients and their families in a time of extraordinary need, by providing financial assistance, underwriting counseling services, and acting as a resource during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. For more information on how you can support Vermont cancer patients go to www.cpsfvt.org.