Annual figures are stark; over 38,000 Washingtonians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer – the equivalent of more than four new cases every hour of every day. An estimated 12,700 are expected to die of the disease – approximately 35 people every day. The American Cancer Society fights for every life threatened by every cancer in every community. We deliver a comprehensive set of programs that help reduce the risk of cancer, promote early detection, ensure proper treatment, and empower people facing cancer to cope with the disease and maintain the highest quality of life possible. One of the greatest needs currently in Snohomish County is support and funding of our Road to Recovery Program.
Cancer patients cite transportation to and from treatment as a critical need, second only to direct financial assistance. In the past 6 months 1,237 rides have been requested in Snohomish County alone. We have only been able to fulfill HALF of those requests. That means that 621 lifesaving rides to treatment were left unfulfilled. Without these critical rides, many patients may not be able to follow their treatment plan as prescribed by their health care team.
This is why we need your support! In 2016, we were able to save cancer patients $54,850 in transportation costs by providing 1,097 rides to treatment. Our goal to raise $50,000 will directly benefit patients in the Snohomish County area and provide them the lifesaving rides to treatment that they need. So, please join us in raising your paddle for the 2017 Night of Hope Gala Paddle Raise and help us save lives!
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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