Shop with a purpose

Shop with a purpose

One Mission helps the Community Cancer Center support patients in need

Want to help fight cancer but don’t know where to start? Kimberly Ivester, director of the Community Cancer Center, suggests you consider “shopping with a purpose.”

One Mission fundraising is a new program that  makes it easier than ever to help the Community Cancer Center support patients and families.
At OneMissionFundraising.com, you’ll find quality, American-made products, from inspirational t-shirts, jewelry and art, to natural candles and soaps. When you visit the One Mission website and designate your support for the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, 40 percent of the proceeds from every item you purchase goes directly to the Community Cancer Center Spirit Patient Assistance Fund.

“At the Community Cancer Center, we focus on caring for the whole person,” says Ivester. “Through the Spirit Patient Assistance Fund, we ensure our patients have access to services and supplies essential to their recovery and well-being.”

A cancer diagnosis can create financial challenges as well as physical and emotional stress. Illness and side effects from treatment may interfere with work schedules or require patients or caregivers to give up a job altogether. There are often unexpected expenses, from wigs to special foods to tempt a fragile appetite. And even the best insurance plans don’t cover everything.

“Fighting cancer is hard enough without having to worry about how you’re going to pay for it,” explains Ivester. “The Spirit Patient Assistance Fund helps cancer patients and their families by easing some of the financial burden. Our goal is to make sure our patients get to their appointments and get the healthy food and other supplies they need.”

The Spirit Patient Assistance Fund provides monetary support for expenses such as transportation and services that enhance the patient’s quality of life. It can also be used to help patients purchase supportive supplies such as wigs, turbans, hats and camisoles.

Eligibility for assistance from the fund is based partially on income. The Community Cancer Center staff works with patients to identify needs and ensure the money is allocated responsibly. Since the Spirit Patient Assistance Fund began in 2009, it has provided more than $100,000 in aid to cancer patients and families.

“When you shop the One Mission website, you support the Spirit Patient Assistance Fund by buying products that make life better for you, and for cancer patients,” says Ivester.
“It’s a way for you to make a difference, one product at a time.”

Shop OneMissionFundraising.com for apparel, soaps, candles and cards. Start by clicking on Find A Fundraiser and choose the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center from the non-profit organizations. When you choose the Community Cancer Center, One Mission will donate 40 percent of the proceeds from your purchases to our Spirit Patient Assistance Fund. Learn more at onemissionfundraising.com

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