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.