Patient Transportation Assistance Program

The Dean Snell Cancer Foundation, seeks to increase its ability to provide more aid to the growing number of cancer patients being treated at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Brunswick who find themselves struggling financially to cover the transportation costs associated with treatment. The duration of cancer treatment can be lengthy, requiring repeated trips for tests, chemotherapy, radiation, and doctor appointments. Travel out of state may also be necessary to give patients the best chance of achieving a successful outcome once a cancer diagnosis is made. Trips to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in New Hampshire and to Boston, in particular, can provide patients with access to second opinions, specialized treatments, and surgery options not available in Maine.

Update:
(10/30/13) With the $10,000 grant awarded by the Maine Cancer Foundation this past April to support their Patient Transportation Assistance Program, the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation has been able to help patients from twenty-one towns in the Midcoast region cover the costs associated with repeated travel for their cancer treatments and medical appointments. 

(Pictured from left to right are board members: Peggy Mellen, Jon Snell, Tracie Morgan, Beth Corbeau, Sharon Snell, Meghan Snell, Bruce Beaulieu. Absent are board members: Dean Snell, Jr., Nick Snell, Blake Gordon)

 

Organization: 
Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
Grant Amount Given: 
$10,000
Year Issued: 
2013
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Transportation
Types of Cancer: 
All

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Patient Transportation Program $15,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2015 Patient Transportation Assistance Program $10,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2014 MCCM Patient Transportation Program $5,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2013 Patient Transportation Assistance Program $10,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2012 MCCM Brunswick Patient Transportation $5,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation