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Your gift helps cancer patients overcome travel barriers and access to radiation therapy care they need.

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Your gift helps cancer patients overcome travel barriers and access to radiation therapy care they need.

Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation

Mr. Perry, 78, is retired and lives in Del Rio and was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2019. In his fight to defeat cancer, he underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and received 25 radiation treatments at Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care in Uvalde- 72 miles from his home. "I had a choice between receiving radiation therapy in Uvalde or San Antonio, and I am so glad I could choose Uvalde. The transportation has been tremendous; it is such a blessing because there is no way I could drive myself to Uvalde five days a week. I truly appreciate being able to have the van pick me up. Thank you for taking this worry off my shoulders."

Having radiation therapy in Uvalde eliminates the need for cancer patients to travel out of our area for treatments, reducing many burdens on patients and their families. Donors to Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation recognize that some patients in our vast nine-county service region also need a ride to their daily treatments.

Something as simple as a van service eases financial and logistical worries and provides patients independence at a time when they are most vulnerable. These are cancer patients who may not be able to afford to drive to daily appointments, don't have access to a reliable vehicle, or are fatigued, sick and often at risk of infection, making public transportation less than ideal.

There are significant costs in operating two vans on a daily basis and your gift covers those costs so patients can get on the road to fighting their cancer.

Your 100% tax-deductible gift will help fund the operating costs of two vans that each average 5,000 miles a month. Operating costs of fuel, repairs, tires, maintenance, insurance, van drivers' salaries and administrative costs.

It is the highest priority of the foundation board of directors to be good stewards of your gifts and to ensure that excellent service is provided efficiently and economically.

Please join us in helping here and helping now by making a gift today.