A cancer diagnosis under any conditions is a life-changing event. While one person receives that diagnosis, it takes a team of family members, friends, physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists to fight this disease. It takes a community.
Meeting the challenges of a cancer diagnosis during a global pandemic, is an even more daunting challenge. This challenge has only strengthened our resolve to make sure no one fights cancer alone.
Together, with our partners and supporters, Community Cancer Fund is finding new ways to support and serve cancer patients and their families. We’re finding creative solutions to meet the new hurdles and challenges presented by coronavirus.
Community in Action
Meals for Families at the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane
Together with local restaurateurs Matt Goodwin (Goodwin Group) and Chef Adam Hegsted (Eat Good Group), CCF was able to provide over 300 meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane between March 23 – April 3.
“When the order was first implemented in the state and everything was shut down, our meal program where community groups come in and cook for the families was stopped. We didn’t know what we were going to do. I really don’t think anyone did. Then, Community Cancer Fund stepped in with local restaurants and facilitated meals for our guests. CCF initiated the community movement for RMHC families and now we have numerous restaurants and donors providing meals for our families. Those first 2 weeks of meals were critical!”Mike Forness
Executive Director, RMHC of the Inland Northwest