Finding the Strength to Fight
A new grant from the Thomasville Community Foundation will provide nutrition for cancer patients in Davidson County
Hearing the words, “You have cancer,” can be one of the most stressful and scary moments in a patient’s life. Those who are diagnosed with the disease begin a complicated and overwhelming process of treatment regimens and doctors’ visits. In the middle of all of this, it can become difficult to eat, which can lead to unwanted and unhealthy weight loss.
Nutritional supplements are a proven way to avoid malnutrition while fighting cancer, but they often retail for around $10 and can become expensive as the battle goes on. Now, a new grant will continue a program dedicated to improving access to these supplements in Davidson County.
The Thomasville Community Foundation has donated $3,000 to provide Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center cancer patients with two cases of nutritional supplements per month, free of cost. Patients can access the program through Cancer Services of Davidson County and have the option to request additional supplements if their need persists.
Any patient currently being treated for cancer who is living in Davidson County and lives on an income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level qualifies to receive the supplements. To date, the program has helped hundreds of patients.
Unfortunately, over 1,000 Davidson County residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year. This generous grant will help these people keep up with vital nutrition.
Catherine Davis, a cancer survivor whose life was made better through nutritional supplements, tells us the difference supplements like this made in her life.
“Without the supplements, I wouldn’t have the energy I needed to fight the cancer,” Davis said. “Now I’m able to get up and walk around and actually do things. It’s become a very big part of my life.”
To read more about her story and the impact of nutritional supplements, visit SupportNovantHealth.org/CatherineDavis.
Make a difference today.
You can provide much-needed nutrition to cancer patients in our community by making a gift through Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation.