Lawrence + Memorial Hospital accepts gift from Sails Up 4 Cancer

Thursday, January 21, 2021

NEW LONDON, CT (Jan. 21, 2021) – Lawrence + Memorial Hospital (L+M) announced today the receipt of a $10,000 grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer to provide high quality, patient-centered care to cancer patients.

Specifically the grant will enable the hospital to assist patients by providing access to transportation to and from the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford for treatment and physician appointments.

The grant will also provide vouchers to cancer patients who are facing food insecurity during their treatment. They will have the ability to receive nutritious foods during their cancer journey.

Funds are also earmarked for a patient exercise program to help promote optimal health and healing and a beauty boosters program that provides cosmetics and wigs to boost self-esteem and confidence for women during and after treatment.

“Our Smilow care team is dedicated to providing patients affected by cancer and blood disease with individualized, innovative, convenient and caring medical treatment,” said Christine Meola, vice president, Development at L+M. “This generous grant from Sails Up 4 Cancer will give our patients continued access to vital programs that truly make a difference in their cancer journey. This gift will inspire hope in many lives.”

“Sails Up 4 Cancer is delighted to provide this grant to L+M/Smilow Cancer Hospital,” said Bob Davis, founder and CEO Sails Up 4 Cancer. “2020 has been a difficult year wrought with many struggles for so many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been especially hard on businesses and people’s health. It looks like a promising vaccine may provide the relief we all need and desire. Cancer has no vaccine and cancer patients have not disappeared – neither did their need for support. This grant provides patients, at this hospital, with the support they need and serves to provide some peace of mind during a challenging time.”

Sails Up 4 Cancer (SC4U) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, education, care and prevention for all types of cancer. Based in Mystic, SU4C is dedicated to funding cancer research and care.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit, 280-bed general and acute care hospital providing patient care to medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrical patients in southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island since 1912. Lawrence + Memorial offers cardiac acute, step-down and rehabilitation programs and is the only eastern Connecticut hospital that performs emergency and elective angioplasty. www.lmhospital.org

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