Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. These funds help support Cancer Services’ Client Advocate Program.
The Community Foundation grant will provide financial assistance, practical resources and emotional support to people in our community who have cancer. This grant will prevent families who already have to deal with the challenges of a life threatening illness from also having to face a crisis such as homelessness. The program provides comprehensive support to reduce the financial and emotional stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
“Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people with cancer,” said Dianne May, President and CEO of Cancer Services. “The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s grant is a transformational investment that not only benefits cancer patients, but strengthens the whole community because we are all affected by cancer in one way or another.”
About The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
The Foundation is a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2015, and awarded more than $6.5 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Foundation exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective gran making, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.
About Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance. Last year, more than 2,700 local people with cancer and their families received emotional support and practical resources for their cancer journey. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana helps people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.