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)
Catherine is a nurse practitioner at NWMS! We appreciate all Catherine’s hard work and compassion for our patients!
Why did you want to work in Oncology?
I really enjoy forming long term relationships with patients and their families. I appreciate being involved in their Journey.
What do you love most about working at NWMS?
I love my coworkers and colleagues. No matter what is going on the patient always comes first.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Besides chasing my zoo (4 children under the age of 9) I enjoy running when I have time.
What is one fun fact about you that may surprise people?
I can wiggle my ears.
Thank you for being such an important part of our team Catherine!
Cancer Support Community at NWMS welcomes Dr. Morgan Schuster, ND of Northwest Natural Health presenting on….
About Dr. Schuster:
In addition to general naturopathic practice, she has an interest and specialty training in oncology, intravenous therapy, mind-body medicine and Ayurveda. She is a graduate of Bastyr University and the New England School of Homeopathy.
She is passionate about treating the whole person and providing effective solutions for patients who have not had their health issues resolved with standard of care. She believes that the patient’s experience during treatment should be supportive, collaborative and enjoyable. Every patient needs to be heard.
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Puyallup United Methodist Church
1919 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
This is a free dinner program, but registration is required. To register please contact Eunice Chua at (253) 428-8757 or email@example.com.