The Kaufman Cancer Center and its inclusive services and programs are being provided through philanthropy by our neighbors, for our neighbors. Many cancer patients and caregivers of cancer patients have had to face the difficult decisions of where to seek treatment for their cancer diagnosis, often including a drive of 45 minutes or more to downtown Baltimore. Some cancer patients have been required to visit several facilities during their course of treatment, sometimes even in the same day.
The average cancer patient will have over 100 medical appointments in his
or her first year of treatment after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
The support from the community for the campaign and The Kaufman Cancer Center can only be described as extraordinary. The Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UCMC) Volunteer Services Association and Harford Memorial Hospital (HMH) Volunteer Auxiliary have collectively pledged to raise $1,000,000 in support of Hope and Healing Close to Home. Local businesses and foundations have stepped forward to pledge more than $2,000,000 in support. With each member of our local community that has learned of the campaign, they have made their own personal "stretch" commitment to the effort, pledging their support in a personal and meaningful way.
Hope and Healing Close to Home summarizes the incredible need for access to top tier cancer care, right in our backyard.
To give a gift in support of The Kaufman Cancer Center, Hope and Healing Close to Home, and all the meaningful work our physicians and nurses provide to the local community every patient, every encounter, every day, visit www.uchfoundation.org .
To learn more or make a donation, please visit the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation website
or call 443-643-3460.