The Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund may not be a particularly huge fund. On average, we typically raise between $125,000 and $150,000 a year through a variety of large and small fundraising events and efforts, memorial donations and general support from the community.
Of course, on behalf of the Cancer Care Fund as well as the many area cancer patients and survivors who benefit through financial “gestures” or participation in the “Survive, Thrive & Be Fit” program, I want to extend a sincere THANK YOU! No donation is more or less important as EVERY PENNY COUNTS!
It has been the philosophy of SCCCF to approve more modest “gestures” (financial assistance) to allow us to reach a greater number of area patients and survivors. With that in mind, we have established guideline limits as to how much any one patient/survivor can received over an established period of time, limits that are based on the funds we have available and the number and amount of the requests we receive.
Although the Cancer Care Fund is certainly not in a position to cover all of what can be a tremendous financial burden to cancer patients/survivors, often times the littlest of things can make a biggest difference, as expressed through a couple of THANK YOU notes I re-CENT-ly received in response to some of those rather modest “gestures”:
“Thank You! I really appreciate the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund helping me to purchase a wig after I had lost all of my hair from chemotherapy!”
Then there was this letter. With Alissa’s permission, I share all of her words as she wrote:
“Dear SCCCF, I just wanted to finally send you a “thank you!” for all your support thru my cancer journey. Without your help, I couldn’t have progressed the way I have. I have one semester of school in. Then I got hired at St. Nicholas Hospital as a Patient Registrar! I’m also back into another semester of school. I had my reconstruction on Sept. 20th and I have been recovering nicely from that. I am proud to say that starting January 1st I will have payments coming to you from my paychecks. I hope I can help in some way!”
Thank you for all you do!
Alissa Chapman & Paul Chapman
I found this THANK YOU note particularly meaningful as it expresses to me the CENT-iment that “EVERY PENNY COUNTS” as it goes out to area cancer patients and survivors and “EVERY PENNY COUNTS” as it comes in to the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund!
Are you looking for a stocking stuffer during this upcoming Holiday Season? Why not consider purchasing a ticket or two for the upcoming Unity Music Festival featuring Beatles tribute band “Brit Beat” scheduled for Saturday, March 7th at the Stephanie Weill Center (see flyer for details)!
As Always, Tim