NCS Hope Foundation

The NCS HOPE Foundation is a fully exempt non-profit foundation to raise and distribute funds to improve cancer care for you, your family and your friends. 100 % of every gift benefits cancer patients and the community.

Mission Statement

To provide assistance and inspire HOPE for cancer patients, their families and the community.

Vision Statement

To improve the lives of all cancer patients. 

Values

We hold our volunteers and board members to the highest of Values:

Holistic Healing. Mind. Body. Spirit.
We help the whole you – we believe it is your uniqueness, a blend of your mind, body and soul which make the whole greater than its parts.

Optimism
We believe that you are a cancer survivor the day you are diagnosed. We believe that hope and optimism (for a patient with any stage of cancer) are as essential to your recovery as the medicine you receive.

Passion
We are passionate that each and every cancer patient get the same opportunity for quality cancer care regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geography.

Empowerment 
A new cancer diagnosis or cancer recurrence can be overwhelming; we will help lessen the fear and anxiety by improving your knowledge and providing assistance when you have chosen your plan.

 

Financial hardship is prevalant among cancer patients and increases the risk of poor outcomes. Surveys have found that nearly half of cancer patients are worried about treatment costs, and that many take actions as a result that can compromise their treatment. These include postponing or skipping appointments, not filling prescriptions, and adjusting dosages of prescribed drugs. Transportation, food security, and paying utility bills can all be concerns for patients and can influence both well-being and health outcomes.

Cancer patients face a variety of other needs that are less directly related to finances. These include legal needs such as will and estate planning, employment and finances. Caregivers often sustain high emotional, physical, and financial costs due to their loved one's illnesses and may require support. The NCS HOPE Founcation works to provide cancer patients, their caregivers and the community with much needed resources.

Your gift to the NCS HOPE Foundation helps us support patients at an individual and group level. We are able to provide gift cards for groceries and gas and pay utility and other bills for patients who are strugglling with finances during their treatment. We also work with local community resources to secure rides to treatment and other appointments.

The NCS HOPE Foundation supports an annual SpotMe Skin Cancer Screening, where over 250 participants have a head to toe skin cancer screening by a local dermatologist. This screening event has consistently discovered that approximately 35% of the participants require additional screening and/or biopsy of suspicious lesions.

The Foundation is planning other cancer related community events for this fall and next spring, including a Survivorship Event and Day of Remembrance.

Thank you for considering a gift to help cancer patients and the community.

 

For more information on donating to the NCS HOPE Foundation, contact Pam Priebe at 402-955-2685 or ppriebe@nebraskacancer.com.