NEW LONDON, CT (Jan. 18, 2021) Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (L+M) announced today the receipt of a $10,000 grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer that will provide high quality patient-centered care to cancer patients.
Specifically the grant will enable the hospital to assist patients by providing access to transportation to and from the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford for treatment and physician appointments.
The grant will also provide vouchers to cancer patients who are facing food insecurity during their treatment. They will have the ability to receive nutritious foods during their cancer journey.
Funds are also earmarked for a patient exercise program to help promote optimal health and healing and a beauty boosters program that provides cosmetics and wigs to boost self-esteem and confidence for women during and after treatment.
“Our Smilow care team is dedicated to providing patients affected by cancer and blood disease with individualized, innovative, convenient and caring medical treatment,” said Christine Meola, vice president, Development at L+M. “This generous grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer will give our patients continued access to vital programs that truly make a difference in their cancer journey. This gift will inspire hope in many lives.”
Based in Mystic, Sails Up 4 Cancer is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, education, care and prevention for all types of cancer.