'Change In 24' raises funds for patients battling cancer

24-hour online giving event set for Dec. 13

 

November 27, 2018

FARGO, N.D. – The Sanford Health Foundation is hosting 'Change In 24', a 24-hour, online giving event on Dec. 13 to raise funds for Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center patients. One hundred percent of funds raised in the 24-hour period will directly benefit patients who need assistance with transportation, lodging and other financial hardships related to cancer treatments.

"It seems most everyone has been impacted by cancer in some way – whether directly or a friend, family member or acquaintance," said Nancy Demarais, executive director, Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. "By taking part in Change In 24, we hope to alleviate some of the financial strain associated with cancer treatments."

Patient volumes at RMCC continue to increase. Each day, an average of 322 patients from across the region visit Roger Maris for treatment. About half of those patients travel from outside Fargo-Moorhead, often traveling more than 50 miles one way to receive care.

This is the third year of the event, and organizers encourage anyone who wants to support those fighting cancer in our region to consider donating. The process is simple, through a secure online portal.

"We're thankful for the generous individuals, groups and businesses in the community who made a gift last year," said Colleen Hardy, development officer at the Sanford Health Foundation. "Together we raised $30,000, which helped provide assistance to many patients. This event is just one way for our community and surrounding region to support those in such a difficult time. Every dollar makes a difference."


To donate, please visit changein24.org.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 1,400 physicians in nine states and nine countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has nearly 30,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit sanfordhealth.org.

 

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