Bringing HOPE and Support to Valley Cancer Patients

Bringing HOPE and Support to Valley Cancer Patients

The journey is not just a physical one, it is also emotional, mental and tremendously personal for each person it touches. Diagnosis and treatment can be overwhelming and we are dedicated to providing wrap-around support resources that comfort the body, mind and spirit.

In partnership with Valley Girls & Guys, a local group passionate about being the HOPE for those impacted by cancer, we unite patients, loved ones and caregivers in the quest to provide support and resources for those most in need. Our HOPE Patient Assistance Fund, for example, helps cover living expenses many cancer patients struggle with, like rent or gas to get to treatment. Our acute symptom management program cares for patients undergoing treatment to help keep them out of the ER and healing at home. And our Cancer Resource Cart at Valley has been named after two outstanding Valley Girls & Guys team members – Trapper & Samantha – who were impacted by the care received at Valley and who dedicated their time, creativity and funds to support Valley.

Through the Trapper & Samantha Wellbeing Support Cart, we are able to bring free resources to our cancer patients to help them and their loved ones learn how to live their best lives with cancer. Operated by Valley volunteers, the cart regularly travels through the Infusion Center, providing patients with comfort items and information to make their cancer journey just a bit easier. Whether a handmade hat or a cozy blanket donated by the community, comfy socks, a loaner charging cord, a crossword or sudoku book, comfort items help patients pass the time through their treatment. And information on Valley’s oncology social work team, wig program, transportation resources, and Cancer Lifeline information is also close at hand for patients needing those resources.

We are so appreciative of Valley Girls & Guys and Trapper & Samantha for the support, the caring, the love and THE HOPE that you share with us, and through us, with our community. THANK YOU!

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Valley Medical Center's Marketing and Community Outreach Office