Nutritional Supplement Program Launched to Support Cancer Patients
In 2013, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center created the oncology nutritional supplement program to provide cancer patients with access to six-month supplies of nutritional supplements.
The program, managed by Cancer Services of Davidson County and funded by generous donations to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation, has distributed over 16,000 cases of nutritional supplements in the last seven years, including to Davis. To qualify for the program, patients below a certain income level and in active treatment receive six-month supplies, and extensions are available on a case-by-case basis with a physician’s note.
“Our average patient who walks in the door is usually retired,” said Ray Howell, executive director of Cancer Services of Davidson County. “Their only income is Social Security, and all of a sudden, they get a cancer diagnosis. Not only are they in a health crisis; they are now in a financial crisis, too.”
Programs, like the Nutritional Supplement Program, help Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation strive towards our mission to improve the health of our community, one person at a time.
For less than $11.00 per month, we are able to help this patient continue her much needed chemotherapy and continue her journey to battle cancer. Your donation today can help many of our oncology patients get the supplements they need to give them the strength to continue treatments and beat cancer.
You, too, can help provide nutrition to cancer patients in Thomasville and nearby communities. With a gift to Novant Health Foundation, you can help us purchase nutritional supplements for those in need. Join us, and make your gift today.