Continuing on its promise to help as many cancer patients as possible, Scare Away Cancer donates $12,000 for the use of charitable care at the Inner Beauty Salon inside the Estabrook Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital.
"Through your generous gifts, we can help women let the true beauty of who they are shine through by providing financial assistance with a variety of things to help ease the painful side effects of cancer treatments," said Lori Fuchs of the Inner Beauty Salon.
Over the past three years, almost 250 patients received charitable care at the Inner Beauty Salon. The service provides the following to cancer patients:
· Wigs and supplies
· Hats and soft caps
· Post-mastectomy camisoles and bras
· Skincare and supplies
· Emu oil to help with radiation treatment
The Inner Beauty salon increased its number of consultations 8% in 2016 over 2015 serving patients from all over the Omaha area, not just those receiving treatment at Methodist.
"The dedicated volunteers at Scare Away Cancer go above and beyond to host a fun Halloween celebration and do so to help cancer survivors in genuine need. One hundred percent of this gift will support Inner Beauty patients who cannot afford wigs, mastectomy bras, or other products," said RyAnne Hastings Elsesser from the Methodist Hospital Foundation.
Scare Away Cancer has long been a supporter of Inner Beauty, raising $36,000 to assist in the construction of the new salon that was completed in 2013. Since then, additional staff as been added as the number of consultations increased, meaning a demand for charitable care for those who cannot afford the service.
"Lori and her team do fantastic work," said Paula Ebert from Scare Away Cancer. "They are passionate, empathetic, and committed to being a beacon of light for patients who are fighting cancer."
Scare Away Cancer gives assistance to cancer patients and their families for basic needs including medical bills, car repairs, food, rent, and mortgage payments. If you know a patient or family that needs help, please fill out our questionnaire to start the process.
Scare Away Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by volunteer employees of MCL Construction. Its annual fundraising event is on October 28, 2017, at Anthony's Steakhouse in Omaha. Tickets for this year's event will be on sale in June. You can make a one-time or monthly contribution by visiting the Donate section of this website.