Switzerland County residents undergoing treatment for cancer are encouraged to request assistance from the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, a fund within the Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. While the financial needs of cancer patients vary, examples of how the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund has assisted individuals in the past includes transportation costs, meal expenses while seeking treatment, wigs, prescription drug costs and many other needs.
Individuals wishing to obtain assistance from the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund must complete a simple application so that the Keeping Pace Cancer Committee will know how best to assist the patient and his/her family. An application can be obtained by contacting Rita Sullivan at 812-427-3947 or the Community Foundation of Switzerland County at 812-427-9160. Applications may also be completed online at:
The Keeping Pace Cancer Fund also provides a tote bag to Switzerland County residents undergoing treatment for their cancer. The tote bag contains many different items – both for comfort and entertainment – that a cancer patient might need and use during their treatments.
All donations to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund stay right here in Switzerland County, benefiting our neighbors in need of assistance due to an unexpected cancer diagnosis. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund may do so through the Community Foundation. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the Community Foundation’s office (303 Ferry Street, P.O. Box 46, Vevay, IN 47043) or online donations can be made through the Foundation’s website, www.cfsci.org/donate.
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