Provide transportation to breast cancer treatment.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in Louisiana. While treatment is available, some women have trouble getting the care they need to stay alive. Many rural and urban cancer patients have very limited resources, and money for transportation is often beyond their budget ‐ even when that transportation is to a potentially life‐saving treatment appointment. This results in missed appointments, disease progression, and premature death.
GreaterGood.org partners with The Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of missed appointments by providing local, non-emergency transportation for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients. The impact of this program will save the lives of patients in the greater New Orleans area who seek treatment at the Interim LSU Public Hospital.
You can help. Just $5 helps provide a breast cancer patient in Louisiana get the care she needs.
The Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program's mission is to reduce the burden from cancer in Louisiana. To accomplish this, the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs (LCP) focus on eliminating and reducing cancer-related inequalities and health disparities by providing a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated approach to the continuum of cancer service delivery.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.