NWMS proudly sponsors the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference and our team is there showing our support for the community!
The Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference is an annual event to support and celebrate the community of cancer patients and survivors in the South Sound. Held every August on the beautiful University of Puget Sound campus, this event is presented by multiple community organizations and cancer care advocates. Thanks to the generous sponsors and exhibitors, this conference is free to all attendees! Breakout sessions throughout the day explore an array of topics supporting cancer fighters and survivors. Join us next year to hear speakers share their inspirational stories about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of their journey with all of those affected by cancer.
Congratulations our June 2019 On the Spot Winner!
Sarah V, Medical Assistant
Sarah documents very well and saves the team time because we know what she did with the patient. Each team member can read her documentation and no one else is doing the work in addition to her. Amazing job!
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Sarah is the BEST TEAM LEADER! She goes out of her way to lend a helping hand to everyone on the team. That includes Providers, MA’s, reception, triage and of course our patients. I can’t narrow it down to a specific example because she does this on a daily basis for everyone. She stays with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
Thanks to all of your generosity we were able to exceed our goal for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life, making us the 5th highest corporate fundraiser this year. This contribution will help so many people. It could provide 630 free rides to appointments or 315 free nights of lodging for cancer patients who need to travel for treatments. It could also help to fund a research grant to help find a new cancer treatment. Every dollar counts and really does make a difference. Thank you to those who were able to come out and show your support and for all the donations made to the raffle baskets, jean days, luncheons, bake sales, coffee carts and so much more.
Relay for Life started right here in Tacoma with one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, doing what he could to help in the fight against cancer. 2019 marked the 35th anniversary of his first walk and the event is now being held in more than 30 countries. The Tacoma event alone raised a total of $457,416 in 2019. There is power in community and this shows what we can accomplish when we all work together toward a common goal.
We are so grateful to be part of a company of individuals that really care about our patients and our community. Way to go NWMS!
-NWMS Relay for Life Committee
Airbnb announced a strategic partnership with the Cancer Support Community. Through this collaboration, the Airbnb community will provide free housing for cancer patients and caregivers, provided they meet certain geographic and income criteria. Airbnb made the announcement at an event in New York organized by the Biden Cancer Initiative and featuring Vice President Joe Biden.
Airbnb is providing grant funding that will help relieve the financial burden of patients and their families in finding housing when traveling for treatment.
As CSC CEO Kim Thiboldeaux said in an Airbnb press release announcing the program, this is a major development for cancer patients:
“The Cancer Support Community fields thousands of calls from individuals who are struggling to cover the cost of traveling for treatments, scans, clinical trials, and other medically necessary care. This grant from Airbnb is a game-changer for these patients and caregivers — and you can hear the relief and gratitude in their voices as they learn about the free housing from the Airbnb community.”
Full article: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/airbnb
The NWMS Cancer Support Community team will be at the Puyallup Farmers Market today. Come say hello to our wonderful support team!
(From left: Eunice, Caitlyn, Donna and Taylor)