By making a tax-deductable donation* today, you are providing hopeful futures
for our loved ones and friends. You may not know someone who has breast
cancer now, but you may soon - let's give everyone a fighting chance.
Make an on-line donation through our secure website.
Mail your contribution to:
William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc.
7 Trap Falls Road
Shelton, CT 06484
Over $1.6 million has been raised since 2004. Funding has supported the William Raveis-ACS Patient Navigator Program at the
University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT and the Patient Navigator Program at Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center in Boston, MA. These two Patient Navigator programs combined assisted more than 1,300 patients in 2012.
Through the assistance of these programs, patients navigate through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. They move from consultations with medical professionals to decisions about treatment to concerns about finances and how to care for loved ones. The Patient Navigators work with the patients and partner with hospital staff to make sure newly diagnosed cancer patients, their families and caregivers receive the support they need.
Another vital program for cancer patients is The Hope Lodge in Boston, which offers lodging for patients and their companions free of charge while the patient is undergoing cancer treatment. Since it's opening in 2008, the Hope Lodge in Boston has provided over 58,000 nights of free lodging to cancer patients from 46 states and 12 countries, saving them more than $8 million in housing costs. These services are invaluable to those who are traveling to Boston for treatment and may already be feeling the financial medical burden.
Here are sobering facts about this disease in the USA**:
*Your monetary gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the IRS guidelines.
**American Cancer Society
The William Raveis Charitable Fund and the William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization