While we were looking forward to holding Take a Swing at Cancer, the health and safety of our supporters is our top priority. In the current state of the pandemic, we do not feel we can safely gather.
We have reserved May 1-2, 2022 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Take a Swing at Cancer.
While fundraising events and celebrations are paused for now, cancer patients in our community still need our help. The cancer treatment volumes at NMMC are as high as they have ever been, and the patients need us to support them.
2021 needs from cancer patients is on track to still be at $350,000. So, while we cannot gather in person, we are still asking for your help.
Some examples of our recent needs:
- A single father who was undergoing daily chemotherapy had run out of time off at work and was let go. He was unable to afford his utility bills plus the cost of treatment, so the fund paid a few months of his utilities so he could keep his children in a home with electricity.
- An elderly couple was driving every day and told the social worker that they wouldn’t be able to come for treatment the next week because they couldn’t afford the gas. She offered them gas cards so the wife could continue her needed treatment.
- A patient undergoing chemotherapy lost her appetite and was losing too much weight. We provided nutritional supplements to help her get the nutrition she needed to maintain her weight.
- A homeless patient had put off seeking treatment for his cancer for far too long and was hospitalized. He was ready to be discharged, but still needed home care, and had no where to go. We provided a hotel room until appropriate government funding came through so that he had a safe place to go and for home health nurses to know where to find him.
Please consider making a gift to the NMMC Cancer Care Fund so we can continue helping these patients through what must be incredibly difficult times.
Take a Swing at Cancer Committee Members
Samuel Pace, M.D., Chairman
|Key Blair||Charlie Kinney|
|Davis Bond||Ladd Mark|
|Denise Kennedy Brown||Ashley McLellan|
|George & Marcia Bryan||Derrick Menefee, M.D.|
|Charles Montgomery, M.D.
|Mike Clayborne||David Pace|
|Anne Comer||Mark Prince|
|Chanda Cossitt||Connie Renfroe|
|Nikki Ivancic-Currey, M.D.||John Paul Rhea|
Barney Guyton, M.D.
|Todd Sherrer, M.D.
|Ginger Hardy||Carol Upton|
|Jake Heyer||Derek Warren, D.M.D.|
|Benton Hilbun, M.D.