BENEFITING: CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2015
Your idea is working... If it was your responsibility to treat patients living with cancer, you would start by providing the most advanced treatment available in the world but make it available close to home. You would provide each patient with an expert, a nurse navigator, who could help with insurance, appointments, second opinions and what to expect with treatment. You would help patients organize their cancer treatment so it didn't overwhelm their work and home lives. For patients that have no one, you would provide transportation so they wouldn't miss their appointments. If a patient needed help with prescriptions, you would buy their medicine for them. If the pain or anxiety that comes along with cancer became too much, you would provide massage and acupuncture so patients could rest and relax. If patients couldn't afford their utilities or rent, you would assist them so they could concentrate on getting well and not on keeping the lights on. You would create support groups throughout treatment so patients have the understanding and encouragement they need to keep fighting. For patients who go through surgery you would provide assistance for physical therapy and gym membership so they can regain their strength. And for those who just need to feel like themselves again, you would help them get a wig. Your idea is brilliant - so bright, we called it SHiNE. We hope you like the name. The only problem is that we need more money to serve more patients. Will you please help us now? After all, it is your idea.