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Upstate Cancer Center receives grant from American Cancer Society to support patient transportation needs

The Upstate Cancer Center has received a $10,000 grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) aimed at addressing the transportation needs of cancer patients in Central New York.

Frequent treatments for cancer patients require much support for families, not only in time commitments, but also the cost of transportation.

To help patients get the critical care they need, ACS awards community transportation grants to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations. These grants are available in select communities through an application process and focus on addressing unmet transportation needs of cancer patients, particularly vulnerable populations experiencing an unequal burden of cancer.

Richard Kilburg, associate administrator of the Upstate Cancer Center, applauded the support from the ACS. “Any assistance offered that can remove transportation as an obstacle to getting timely and important treatments, is vital for our patients,” he said. “This grant from the American Cancer Society is most important, and we are grateful for the support.”

This year’s grant marks the second year Upstate Cancer Center has received a transportation grant.

 

Caption: From left, Richard Kilburg, associate administrator of the Upstate Cancer Center; Joni Richter, manager of American Cancer Society Control Strategic Partnerships; and Linda Naples, a financial counselor with Upstate Cancer Center, announcing the $10,000 grant to aid patients with transportation needs.

 

 

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