Quality of Life Cancer Grant
“From my experience both as a physician as well as a patient, I’ve come to learn that more is needed to treat cancer than just surgery and chemotherapy. Patients benefit tremendously from the support of family and friends. Recognizing this critical element in the fight against cancer, The Rema Hort Foundation does everything in its power to enhance a patient’s social support network, from flying in relatives from distant places to providing funds for childcare so that a husband or wife can be with their spouse during treatment.” David Biro, RHMF board member and physician
Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Quality of Life Cancer Grant brings family members and loved ones together in order to provide much needed support and consolation while a patient is undergoing treatment. This essential element enhances the patient’s emotional experience by connecting them to people they love. We believe patients benefit tremendously from the support of family and friends.
RHMF works directly with social workers to tailor each grant to the patient’s needs. Beyond what is traditionally offered through healthcare insurance, QOL Cancer Grants ensure that the patient is taken care of emotionally. QOL Cancer Grants have helped to provide funds to cover costs such as travel, phone cards, childcare, hotel accommodations, and car rentals. Since 1995, RHMF has made a difference in hundreds of patients’ lives.
“The gift from Rema Hort Mann Foundation was a light in the darkness we had been living in for almost a year. Instead of thinking about the cancer treatment, I am now planning a trip to visit my son. For me and my husband the grant was a gift of seeing beyond cancer.” – QOL grant recipient
RHMF partners with social workers from hospitals including the Children’s Hospital of New York, Presbyterian Memorial, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical, Einstein Cancer Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
With our new and successful expansion to Los Angeles, we are expanding our reach to a west coast effectively doubling our capacity uniting hundreds of families on both coasts with loved ones from around the world. Among the participating hospitals are Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA Simms Mann Center, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children’s Hospital LA.