Complimentary Head & Neck Cancers Lecture
With Dr. Itzhak Brook (Georgetown University)
June 9, 2016 (5:30-7:00pm)
Ft. Myers, FL
Dinner will be provided
Castaway Cancer Fishing Tournament
June 11, 2016
1st Annual "STRIKE OUT Cancer" Community Bowling Event
August 13, 2016
HeadPinz Entertainment Center
Ft. Myers, FL
3rd Annual Scope for Hope Country Western Hoe Down
November 5, 2016
Lexington Country Club
16257 Willowcrest Way
Fort Myers, FL 33908
3rd Annual Scope for Hope Fashion & Trunk Show Luncheon
November 16, 2016
Colonial Country Club
Ft. Myers, FL
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Bilingual Spanish Cancer Support Group meets once per month on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Fort Myers, FL
Cancer Support Group meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30am in Fort Myers, FL
21st Century C.A.R.E is a not-for-profit foundation and your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
One of our leading missions at 21st Century C.A.R.E is to help patients who are referred by their physicians with many of the unexpected out-of-pocket costs encountered while undergoing cancer treatment. Our goal is to ease such negative factors by providing funding of expenses such as transportation, accommodations, medical supplies, and groceries. The application process is handled efficiently by our professional staff so patients receive the assistance they need without delay.
Our mission is to provide educational programs on the latest cancer topics to patients, physicians and other healthcare providers, and the public. We feel that being aware of the most recent advances in cancer care serves to improve outcomes, and we are able to bring in faculty who are experts in their field to provide the highest level of education.
We host several programs to support cancer patients, including patient resource centers, support groups, and cancer screenings. Support groups provide a place for people to learn more about cancer treatments and coping with cancer. Resource centers provide items such as wigs and mastectomy products to patients who are not able to otherwise afford them. We strongly believe in screening for cancers to prevent them or at least catch them early enough to improve the cure rate, and we host several screening events around the country every year.
Financial Care to Overcome the Obstacles
Every year over 800,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. And every year, more and more Americans are beating the disease. That is the good news. The bad news is there is a segment of the population that, due to financial constraints, has challenges meeting out-of-pocket expenses related to the treatment they need.
A young mother recently diagnosed with breast cancer needs to hire a babysitter to care for her children while she travels to daily radiation therapy. For a family struggling to make ends meet, this unexpected expense is a serious hardship.
A retired husband caring for his wife with Alzheimer’s disease needs to get to his weekly chemotherapy treatments but can’t leave his wife alone. Respite care is required, but their budget has no room for unplanned expenses.
The specialist that can treat a woman’s rare form of cancer is thousands of miles away. Paying for airfare, not to mention hotel and food, is an overwhelming burden on the family budget.
These are the people 21st Century C.A.R.E. can help. This is what we do. For patients with urgent need, we provide assistance with incidental expenses related to cancer treatment. This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs - on beating the disease.