Transportation and Lodging Services Grant Awarded from Maine Cancer Foundation
The Dean Snell Cancer Foundation has been awarded a $45,000 two year Transportation and Lodging Services Grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. Transportation is a crucial need for cancer patients and our goal is to help patients get to their appointments and receive needed treatments. We meet multiple needs with this grant - gas cards, car payments and repairs, and auto insurance. Expenses that we cover for patients include gas, tolls, parking, meals and hotels for travel to out of state hospitals for consultations, treatment and surgery. Taxi vouchers are provided at NECS for patients who have no means of transportation or are too sick to drive to treatment. In our last fiscal year, we served patients from 24 Mid Coast communities.
Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative, aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality 20% by 2020. They have awarded nearly $6 million since 2015 in support of this initiative, focused on prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit mainecancer.org, or contact Kristen Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207.773.2533.