“Throughout my time as the Oncology Social Worker at Sutter Solano Medical Center, I sought to provide resources and advocate for the Cancer Patients’ I provided services for. For many patients, their cancer diagnosis also meant that they could not work while undergoing treatment. This, in and of itself, caused financial pressure and anxiety for many of the patients. One of the best parts of my job was being able to refer patients to the Hamann Foundation for financial scholarships.
I witnessed directly patients and their family members avoiding eviction for unpaid rent by the generous scholarships given by the Foundation. I saw patients able to get back on their feet due to past due bills being paid to get them current. Most importantly, I saw cancer patients able to reduce their financial anxiety because of the generosity of the Foundation. This improved the “quality of life” for these patients so that they could focus their energies on fighting cancer and attending treatments. I believe that this has helped patients to have improved medical outcomes.
A great big thank you to the Hamann Foundation.”
I hope that the Fundraiser is very successful.
Thank you for all that you do.
Caroline M. Thomas, LCSW
former, Oncology Social Worker
Sutter Solano Cancer Center