The Jim & Juli Boeheim Board of Advisors approved a grant of $3,000 to be awarded to the Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation.
The grant will support two key areas of service provided by the JMCF: the Patient Assistance Program (PAP) and the free monthly Nutrition Education & Support Outreach Program (NESOP) held at the MVHS Regional Cancer Center.
“We were deeply grateful to receive the grant award during these financial challenging times,” said Barb Chubbuck, vice-president of the JMCF.
“Like many charities, the demand for assistance on the foundation is high, but our income is lower than past years due to the inability to host public events,” Chubbuck added. “So, this grant will help us support these two keys programs as we head into 2021.”
The JMCF Patient Assistance Program offers financial assistance for monthly expenses, such as rent, grocery, gas, utility bills, medical supplies/equipment, child care, treatment travel expenses, hotel stays and Thruway tolls, to cancer patients currently undergoing treatment, including chemo, radiation and targeted therapy.
The Nutrition Education & Support Outreach Program, launched in September 2019 in partnership with MVHS Cancer Center and Susan Castilla, offers free nutritional seminars to cancer patients and their caregivers.
Susan Castilla, a certified Health Coach with more than 20 years experience in nutritional counseling/supplement support, hosts the seminars, and different nutritional topics are addressed at each meeting.
For more information, call 315-527-9109.
To date, the JMCF has assisted more than 650 patients in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga counties for well over $250,000, the foundation has reported.