When you work for a non-profit organization, it kind of goes without saying that the passion for the stated mission helps drives your daily to-do list. It also helps keep you going on days that would, at times, make you question your sanity. But aside from that passion, it's the day-to-day impacts we see our work having in our community that really keep us focused. We have a budget and expenditures just like any for-profit entity, and we do report to a board of directors, and sharing numbers like the ones listed here truly humble and energize us on the toughest days.
Between September 1, 2009 and February 28, 2010
Newly diagnosed patients were seen by one of our social workers at Highlands Oncology Group
New patient applications for financial assistance were processed.
Average per month provided for Emergency Assistance (mortgage, rent, and/or car payments and utilities).
Average per month provided as financial assistance for prescriptions related to a patient's cancer diagnosis.
Average value per month of prescription assistance provided to patients through a Prescription Assistance Program (PAP).
Miles traveled to provide access to treatment for patients who do not have transportation or
are unable to drive.
Patients per month (on average) provided transportation for treatments.
Cancer screenings and diagnostic tests provided through the Save-A-Life Program.
Cases abstracted through the Cancer Registry.
And then we receive notes like this in the mail...
"I would like to thank each and every person that is responsible for the scheduling and payment of my visit to the Community Clinic and NW Breast Center. If not for your financial assistance, I more than likely would not have been able to receive the treatment I needed. Your help is so very much appreciated."
Thank you for YOUR support of our mission - we can't do it without you.