Fund a Need: Lodging and Transportation Grants in Missouri

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is working to increase access and remove barriers to timely, high-quality cancer care for patients and families. 

 

For cancer patients, transportation and lodging challenges can create a barrier to receiving the treatment they need. Many people need daily or weekly treatment, often over the course of several months. Family and friends may help, but they may might not always have the time or resources to provide every ride, which can create a barrier to cancer treatment. 

 

One way ACS addresses this need is through transportation and lodging grants, which provides funding directly to local health systems and partners so they can deliver assistance to their patients.  By partnering with health care providers in the Missouri area, ACS can deliver the help when and where it’s needed most.

 

The American Cancer Society believes all people should have a fair and just opportunity to live a longer, healthier life free from cancer regardless of how much money they make, skin color, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or where they live. This means providing specific tools and resources based on individual needs to allow everyone the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

 

100% of your tax deductible donation at the Champions of Hope Gala will support cancer patients and their families in the state of Missouri.

 

Below are testimonials from patient navigators at Siteman Cancer Center and Mercy Hospital