Scare Away Cancer, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers from MCL Construction and others in the Omaha, Nebraska, community, donate $15,000 to the Inner Beauty Program at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. 100% of the money will be used for charitable care for patients who otherwise could not afford products and services.
"Our relationship with Scare Away Cancer goes back several years," said Lori Fuchs who directs the Inner Beauty program. "Scare Away Cancer raised money to help with the construction of our new space and now the generosity extends directly to those who need it most."
A year ago, Scare Away Cancer made a similar donation to Inner Beauty and the impact was tremendous; 86 patients received assistance from the grant. Services provided included skin care, scalp care, wigs, hats/scarves, prosthesis, mastectomy garments and more. Patients do not have to be receiving treatment at Methodist Health System to utilize the Inner Beauty Salon services.
"We want to help as many people fighting cancer as we can," said Tony Fucinaro of Scare Away Cancer and Senior Vice President at MCL Construction. "Lori and her team are real caregivers and have a significant impact on so many lives."
The Inner Beauty Salon is located inside the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. It is a warm, intimate, beautifully appointed setting where cancer survivors can experience personalized salon services and image consultations.
Scare Away Cancer is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization has raised close to $700,000 in seven years to provide direct financial assistance to patients and families fighting cancer. Scare Away Cancer also supports local health care programs that provide treatment and support to patients.
If you know of a patient or a family that is going through a cancer journey and needs assistance, fill out this grant application or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.