American Cancer Society awards $16k grant to help local patients

American Cancer Society awards Skaggs Foundation a $16K grant to help cancer patients access care.

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American Cancer Society has awarded Skaggs Foundation a $16,000 Patient Transportation Grant that will help area patients access vital treatment and appointments. The grant, awarded to Skaggs Foundation, helps cancer patients of Cox Medical Center Branson with fuel and transportation costs.

“Transportation has been a barrier for many patients over the years, and with the high cost of fuel and rising cost of general living expenses, it’s putting an even bigger strain on some of our most vulnerable patients,” said Cox Branson Oncology Patient Advocate Peyton Zickefoose.

As a patient advocate, Zickefoose acts like a social worker for Cox Branson cancer patients. She assesses patient needs and then connects them with available resources.

“This grant is vital and will help many patients who otherwise would likely have to choose between getting to cancer treatments and simply paying bills or buying groceries,” Zickefoose said.

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