Little things can go a long way in making patients feel comfortable and cared for. A free sandwich seems like a small gift, but for many patients going through chemotherapy, it goes a long way in brightening their day. That’s why the Foundation partnered with Barth’s Market in New Providence to provide free, healthy lunch options for all patients going through chemotherapy at Summit Medical Group Cancer Centers.
And the nourishment doesn’t stop with lunch. Several times each week the Foundation’s Comfort Carts, staffed by dedicated, regular volunteers, circulate through the Summit Medical Group chemotherapy infusion and radiation floors, providing complimentary comfort items such as ice pops, chips, assorted chocolates, granola bars, mixed nuts, hard candies, hand creams, lip balms, puzzle books, blankets, caps and more. Patients and their caregivers are very appreciative, making it clear that these little things are making a big difference. “The snacks and kindness offered from the Comfort Cart that comes around really helped lift my spirits and cheer me up,” expressed a patient undergoing chemotherapy. With your support, we can continue to cram the Comfort Carts at both locations with snacks and other comfort items to brighten a patient’s day.
We are grateful to the many individuals, groups, schools and organizations who so graciously keep our Comfort Cart stocked with snacks, handmade caps, blankets, port pillows and so much more. If you or your group would like to learn how you can help, please call Theresa Pankiewicz at 973-404-7034 or email [email protected].