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Mercy Health Foundation campaign kickoff!

awaken the dragFor the past couple of years, Mercy Health Foundation has been working to bring quality cancer care and support services close to home through its mercyStrong campaign. During the campaign’s quiet phase, generous donors helped Mercy Medical Center complete a much-needed technology update that includes a new TrueBeam linear accelerator for radiation treatment and a wide bore CT scanner simulator in the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center.

The Mercy Health Foundation is now kicking off its “to be continued” public fundraising campaign and is inviting the community to help raise the remaining $271,000 needed to reach its charitable goal of $1.7 million.

Donations will enhance patient-centered care services at Mercy Medical Center. These services include:

  • The creation of a new cancer coordinator position to guide patients through diagnosis and treatment. The coordinator will serve as liaison between patients, providers and support services.
  • The construction of a patient guidebook to act as a comprehensive reference guide for patients and their families.
  • Expanded palliative care services for symptom and care management and advanced care planning.
  • Basic needs funding for low-income patients.
  • Rehabilitation through the PEACE Exercise and Relaxation Program.
  • Support services that follow a patient into survivorship.

One hundred percent of your gift helps bring cancer support services closer to home. The dedicated personnel and enhanced programming that your gift will provide will help our community’s cancer patients combat the disease and continue their journey of life.

To learn more or to make a donation, visit the campaign website at: http://fightcancerwithmercy.com/

Throughout this campaign, the Mercy Health Foundation is sponsoring several community events to celebrate cancer survivorship. One of the upcoming events is the movie screening of ‘Awaken the Dragon,’ a documentary about a small group of cancer survivors who face survivorship through the ancient sport of dragon boating. On Oct. 30 at the Oshkosh Convention Center the documentary will be screened. Registration and photo booth start at 6:45 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. To watch the movie trailer visit: www.awakenthedragon.com

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