Princeton Community Hospital Foundation Receives American Cancer Society Grant to Help Patients with Transportation to Treatments

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Cancer patients undergoing treatment frequently require assistance getting to and from facilities, often creating a financial and logistical burden on them and their families. That’s why the American Cancer Society has awarded a transportation grant to the Princeton Community Hospital Foundation. These funds will be used to address the transportation needs of cancer patients in Mercer and surrounding counties.

Many residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment may be one of their greatest roadblocks. To help patients get the critical care they need, American Cancer Society community transportation grants are awarded at a local level to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations. These grants are available in select communities through an application process and focus on addressing unmet transportation needs of cancer patients, particularly vulnerable populations experiencing an unequal burden of cancer.

“The PCH Foundation is excited to work with the American Cancer Society this year to offer transportation funds to people in our community who are battling cancer.  Our goal is to ensure cancer patients have the resources necessary to travel safely to and from their appointments; because even the best treatments can’t work if the patient can’t get there” said Crystal Mabe, PCH Foundation Director.

For information on how to receive transportation assistance, please contact us at 304-487-7242 or email crystal.mabe@pchonline.org.

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