APPLETON, Wis. (June 13, 2017) – More than 150 people from around the region attended the second annual Ring that Bell event last month hosted by Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists.
Ring that Bell is an annual event at which participants honor the tradition of ringing bells when chemotherapy or radiation treatment ends. The community came together to honor all of those affected cancer by ringing their own bells for one full minute at noon CST.
At the 2017 Ring that Bell event, FVHO also announced the launch of the FVHO Fight Back Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial and educational support to cancer and blood disorder patients, and to cancer- and caregiver-related projects at FVHO.
“It was such a delight to officially announce the Fight Back Foundation at this year’s Ring that Bell event, as this event is a key program of the foundation,” Dr. John Swanson, physician at FVHO and president of the Fight Back Foundation, said. “We’ve already had an inpouring of support and everyone at FVHO is excited to see the direct impact of this foundation on our patients and their families.”
Since its founding in 2016, the Fight Back Foundation has helped patients with costs related to their care, such as gas cards, co-payments and hotel stays, helped with costs not covered by insurance and helped those without insurance.
Patients and their families can work with patient navigators within the foundation to request funds from the foundation as financial needs are recognized.
Donations to the FVHO Fight Back Foundation provide tax benefits to donors. To learn more about FVHO or the Fight Back Foundation, contact FVHO at 920-749-1171 or visit www.fvho.org.