A Storm Is Coming. Be The Reason Patients With Cancer Are Able To Weather It.
Healthcare professionals are predicting a ‘tsunami’ of nearly 2 million new cancer diagnoses in the next year, attributed to COVID-19-related disruptions and delayed routine cancer screenings. In fact, preventive cancer screenings fell by as much as 94% during the onset of the pandemic. The result? A current (and growing) flood of patients being blindsided by later-stage diagnoses and the unfathomable financial burden it thrusts upon them and their families.
Simply put: people didn’t stop getting cancer during the pandemic, they stopped getting diagnosed. Cancer related financial toxicity is about to become a very real consequence of the pandemic – one there isn’t a miracle vaccine for – but there is good news: you can help make a difference!
By participating in the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s (JAF) Spring Day of Giving, your donation will be more than just a monetary gift – it will be the reason lights stay on, patients remain in their home, and, ultimately, why a struggling family can momentarily let their shoulders down, relax from the stress of their financial situation, and focus on what matters most: getting better.
By generously donating today, you are making a difference and helping to ensure that cancer patients who are being directly impacted by this pandemic won’t have to worry about housing, food, or transportation.
Your gift and the generous commitment of JAF supporter Todd Patkin – who is matching donations – means that JAF will be able to meet cancer patients’ growing need for financial assistance.