Cancer treatment is a very stressful time and severe illness can bring up many topics and issues for both the patient and their loved ones. The Cancer Patient Support Program offers individual counseling; support groups and social work support that can help patients explore their feelings, find like-minded support and manage the daily activities that seem so overwhelming during a difficult time.
Recognizing the unique need for a patient and family support program, the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center provides different programs to enhance the quality of life for patients and family members while they navigate the complexities of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Learn more about the Cancer Patient Support Program.
Each year, your gift to SummerLark helps ensure that key services and support are available to our friends, family and neighbors who are fighting cancer. Here are some examples of how your gift can make a difference:
|$25||- Contribute to providing CDs, books, art kits, and activity kits to patients admitted to the hospital.|
|$50||- Contribute to the needs of nearly 400 patients seeking financial support for prescription medications and nearly 250 patients seeking assistance getting to and from their medical appointments annually.|
|$100||- Provide over 7,000 patients and caregivers with free in-clinic programming that supports mind, body, and spirit such as: Tai chi, chair yoga, therapeutic music, and chair massage.|
|$250||- Provide light refreshments to over 25,000 patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments and the caregivers who accompany them to their appointments.|
|$500||- Contribute to the CPSP’s Acts of Kindness Fund, which provides small grants of up to $590 annually for two dozen patients facing financial hardships related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment.|
|$1,000||- Contribute to CPSP’s annual community engagement and enrichment programming offered free to the public. Wellness and mental health programming includes psychoeducation presentations, support group facilitation, healing arts events, and our quarterly newsletter, Resilience.|
|$2,000||- Expand the CPSP’s Healing Arts Therapy Services available to adolescents and young adults impacted by cancer.|
|$5,000||- Provide free counseling services to inpatients, outpatients, and virtual support group attendees.|