The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) has been helping Vermont cancer patients and their families for 20 years. CPSF helps local cancer patients access treatment and supports their families' basic needs during the most challenging time. For many patients, just the cost of filling their gas tank to get to treatment can be a barrier. CPSF has launched the "Show Some Love at the Pump" campaign encouraging people to donate a tank of gas to a patient in need. When you fill up your tank, donate what you paid so a local patient can drive to treatment. Transportation accounts for a third of the CPSF Emergency Fund that has awarded $2,840,000 since CPSF's inception. Each year nearly $160,000 is awarded to over five hundred local families.
CPSF will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 12th from 5-9pm at the Barn at Lang Farm in Essex Jct. Innovative chefs including Chef Adam Monette, 2021 Winner of the Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship, Chef Shawn Calley, Executive Chef of the Burlington Country Club, Chef Christian Kruse, Executive Chef of Black Flannel Brewing, and Chef Michael Clauss, Executive Chef of City Market will be serving delicious bites. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, music, and an exciting auction including tickets to a VIP brunch with Chef Kevin Des Chenes and Michelin star Chef Michael Solomonov at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI; tickets to the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival; a stay in Hilton Head, a Sunset Cruise for six on Lake Champlain and so much more. Tickets are $60 and are available at 20th Anniversary Celebration - Cancer Patient Support Foundation (cpsfvt.org)
With the rising costs of gas, food, and basic goods local cancer patients are struggling to get to treatment and to take care of their families. As Sarah Lemnah, CPSF Executive Director, explains "it is heartbreaking to hear Vermont cancer patients delaying treatment simply due to the inability to afford the cost of gas or to worry about how to feed their children." CPSF is dedicated to supporting local patients access treatment and support their families.
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.