Patient Advocate: Helping Support & Restore Hope in Families

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FIGHTING CANCER TODAY

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As a patient advocate you have the privilege of supporting cancer patients in various stages of their cancer journey. Your role is to identify needs by working closely with each patient to connect them with resources to support their personalized emotional and financial needs. As a team we hope families foster hope, by become a trustworthy community and support to them during this time. As we build on our relationship during each phase we are able to successfully help families navigate through a difficult time in their life.

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About FIGHTING CANCER TODAY

Location:

207 WESTERNAIRE DR, MARION, IL 62959, US

Mission Statement

Fighting Cancer Today is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization located in Marion, IL that provides free emotional and financial support to socio-economically disadvantaged families who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. We help the underserved population of cancer patients by removing emotional and financial barriers that arise due to the increase in cost associated with seeking medical treatment for cancer.

Description

FCT is a 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2020, with a primary mission to improve access to emotional and financial support for residents of Southern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas who are battling cancer and actively undergoing treatment. We fulfill our mission each day by helping our patients successfully navigate their cancer journey and offering support to meet the essential emotional and financial needs brought on since receiving cancer treatment. In all, more than 10 volunteers and 6 board members donate more than 7,000 hours annually to meet the medical needs of 187 families in the United States, while maintaining stable homes and family lives. We find that when we solve our patients most immediate emotional and financial needs such as depression, lack of support, and the increase in the cost of living, there is an immediate decrease in stress and change in their ability to receive treatment. Our patients are now able to attain support and gain a sense of normalcy allowing them to recover within a reasonable amount of time and be reacclimated into a new routine without additional stressors. Additionally, patients experience a boost in confidence levels often leading to improved social and economic gains for them.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

Mon Jan 03, 2022 - Fri Apr 01, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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