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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:41pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — University Medical Center Foundation received a $15,000 grant from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation to support the “Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer” program.
The grant will help cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment at UMC of El Paso who have exhausted other financial resources to provide assistance for prescriptions, durable medical equipment, travel to and from medical appointments, co-pays for physician visits, lab work, chemotherapy, and pet/cat scans while they qualify for other funds.
It also provides short-term housing assistance to help patients pay rent and utilities who are unable to work while undergoing chemotherapy.