by Traci Petty
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Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to DPC: The CFDRR grant helped provide 1,128 prescriptions to assist approximately 320 cancer patients in our community needing prescription assistance. The cost of cancer-related prescriptions creates financial concerns for our clients, which can inhibit their cancer treatment. Our assistance allowed clients to have access to medications prescribed to improve their level of pain, nausea, and other discomforts, as well as provide some with a chemotherapy pill. Additionally, it helped to relieve much of the stress and worry about financial concerns regarding the high cost of their medicines, and ultimately improved their quality of life.
by Traci Petty
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Virginia Dental Association Foundation, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to VDAF: The overall goal of the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, supported by a CFDRR grant, is to restore eligible seniors and adults with disabilities to good oral health. DDS matches them with volunteer dentists, specialists, and dental laboratories that provide comprehensive treatment free of charge in their private offices and clinics. Mr. WS is a 64-year-old male who suffers from Type II Diabetes, hypertension, and Stage 4 kidney disease. He is also the primary caregiver for his wife, who recently had brain surgery and requires full-time care. Life is quite challenging for Mr. WS, and caring for his dental needs through the DDS program has been a great relief to him.
by Traci Petty
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25 Stories of Impact: Story #5
Caswell Cancer Resource Fund – Caswell Family Medical Center, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to CFMC: The funds received from CFDRR have been imperative in providing cancer patients with assistance they otherwise would not have received. Examples of assistance provided to patients include gas cards to help with transportation to appointments, cards to purchase food because their stay for treatment is more than a day, or co-pays so patients can attend their actual appointment.
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For many years, The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has worked with Tommy Pruett, Executive Director of the Danville Life Saving Crew. The Foundation extends our condolences to Tommy’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Danville Life Saving Crew.
“For over 30 years, the Danville Life Saving Crew has provided an Emergency Medivac Heliport for the specific purpose of extending to our local hospital the ability to send patients to an acute care facility that can better serve the patient health care needs in emergent situations. The helipad was deteriorating and had reached the point of being obsolete. The concrete pad had severe cracks and its lighting was now outdated. When the project was completed, operation of our Heliport resumed. We hardly “missed a beat” in providing for air transports. Signage has recently been installed in public view that gives credit to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and to SOVAH-Health Danville for making this improvement possible.”