BENEFITING: CAN DO CANCER
EVENT DATE: Aug 03, 2014
Can Do Cancer is a non-profit organization that works to improve and enhance the lives of breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Des Moines and surrounding areas.
Can Do Cancer provides:
dinner to patients and their family on the day of each chemotherapy treatment
house cleaning services approximately once a month during treatment
a web site for patients to learn what they need to know after a breast cancer diagnosis
motivational support and gifts for patients throughout their treatment
Within a matter of weeks after a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients begin chemotherapy and undergo surgery, all the while trying to learn about breast cancer. This can be an overwhelming time. Medical information is provided to patients via health care providers; however, there is a lack of support in the Des Moines area for patients non-medical needs. Can Do Cancer will help fill this void and will make each patient’s cancer journey a bit easier.