Shiloff Family Foundation and Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Supply Grants to Strengthen Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program

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University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce two grants from the Shiloff Family Foundation for $5,000 and the Rio Grande Foundation for $10,000 to continue to bolster the work of UMC’s Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program whose focus is to help low-income cancer patients at risk of failing to adhere to their treatment plan because of financial difficulty. 

“We are grateful to both the Shiloff Family Foundation and Rio Grande Foundation for their dedication,” said Dennece Knight, Executive Director of the University Medical Center Foundation. “These grants help our most vulnerable patients and restore dignity and respect.” 

Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program’s core effectiveness lies in a comprehensive safety-net that allows for continuity of treatment and helps ease anxiety and stress. When low-income cancer patients are unable to work due to complications from surgery and/or side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, loss of income places them and their families at risk for eviction and homelessness. The program helps to bridge the gap until support from state/federal programs can be achieved.

For more information on Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer Program at University Medical Center, contact UMC Foundation at 915-521-7229.