Gateway to Hope is a breast cancer lifeline connecting uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients to medical, emotional and financial care. David Caplin, MD, a reconstructive surgeon, and Marlys Schuh, MD, a surgical oncologist, founded Gateway to Hope in 2005 after witnessing needless suffering and in some cases death of breast cancer patients who delayed treatment because they had no insurance.
Gateway to Hope’s patients have access to a full range of treatment options including lumpectomy, mastectomy, breast reconstruction, chemotherapy and/or radiation, drug therapy and genetic testing. Every patient who contacts Gateway to Hope is given personal attention immediately and throughout their treatment regimen. We alleviate our patients’ emotional stress; reduce their financial burden and offer hope and healing. Through Thelma’s Gift, a special fund created in memory of Thelma Muskin, Gateway to Hope patients may also receive the necessities of life including: rent/mortgage, transportation, insurance/COBRA premiums, prescription medications, childcare and utility payments.
To date, Gateway to Hope has connected more than 450 breast cancer patients to treatment, and the necessities of life, and has referred more than 1,000 individuals to agencies and organizations for assistance.
Team Gateway to Hope is running to raise funds to help local breast cancer patients in need. Your support directly serves those in our own community. Please support our efforts.
For more information about Gateway to Hope visit: www.gthstl.org