BRANCHES OF HOPE
Central Vermont Medical Center’s Fund to Aid Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment
When you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you find hope in unexpected places. The compassion of your caregivers and your community gives you hope that you will make your way to the light at the end of the tunnel. And when a cancer diagnosis means your income is reduced but your expenses are not, hope comes from the offer to pay a bill, fill a tank, put groceries on the table.
That’s what Central Vermont Medical Center’s Branches of Hope fund does for central Vermonters dealing with cancer. Established in 2010, it helps individuals and families with both routine and unexpected expenses related to housing, transportation, medical services and much more. Sometimes the small grant enables the person to complete treatment. Sometimes it helps the person sleep at night. Always, it gives hope.
One-hundred percent of the Branches of Hope fund directly supports the needs of individuals and families receiving cancer care.
In the past year our patient fund has helped individual and families with basic living expenses such as food, gas, electricity, heat, rent and insurance. It also enabled one man with advanced cancer to see the Red Sox win the World Series—in person!—and another to take a first and last trip to the Maine coast with his twin sister for their birthday celebration.
The entire cancer care services staff at CVMC and our patients thank you for your support.