Scare Away Cancer donates $15,000 to the Inner Beauty Salon at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. The money will be used for charitable care for patients who may not otherwise be able to afford the service.
"Inner Beauty is a program that is near and dear to our hearts," said Paula Ebert of Scare Away Cancer. "The service and the amount of compassionate care that Lori Fuchs and her team provide patients is inspiring."
This donation is the third year in a row Scare Away Cancer has assisted Inner Beauty with charitable care, now totaling $42,000 in products and services. Inner Beauty is a salon for cancer patients and provides the following
"This support ensures that every cancer survivor can feel as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside. Battling cancer can be frightening. Scare Away Cancer is bringing smiles to patients who want to feel like themselves again," said RyAnne Elsesser of the Methodist Hospital Foundation.
Last year 100% of Scare Away Cancer's donation was able to help 95 patients who utilized Inner Beauty's services. "From skincare to wigs to post-mastectomy bras, Scare Away Cancer is making sure cancer patients have what they need to survive and thrive," added Elsesser.
The money donated to Inner Beauty helps fulfill Scare Away Cancer's mission of directly helping has many patients and families going through a cancer journey.
"We are proud to say we donated $90,400 in 2018. 100% of that went directly to patients and or families that needed assistance with everyday life," said Ebert. "This would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and individuals who unselfishly give and believe in our mission."
Scare Away Cancer is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by community volunteers and employees of MCL Construction. Entering its ninth year, Scare Away Cancer has raised over $800,000 for patients and programs in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
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.