cancer care fund

When we care for patients with cancer, we believe it’s important to remember that each patient has a story to tell, and our mission to bring healing and wholeness to that individual becomes part of their story.
Debbie Coberly, a breast cancer survivor, shares with us her journey:
When Debbie headed for her annual beach vacation with four generations of family in 2009, she never dreamed that it would be the start of a life-changing year. Using her laptop computer on the top of a tall table, she leaned on her arm while typing. That’s when she felt the lump in her breast. 
Returning home, she visited her doctor who referred her to the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Medical Center. As she moved from surgery to chemotherapy to radiation, she found a compassionate staff, a healing environment and excellent medical care. Debbie found her care team often went the extra mile. One of her surgeons even gave her his home phone number to call with any concerns.
“Everybody was as nice as can be. You don’t lack for attention there,” Debbie said.
Caring for her elderly mother who lives with her and keeping up with her young adult son, Debbie was relieved to find that her treatments were not as difficult as she expected. This summer, Debbie’s returning to the beach with her family and celebrating the completion of her treatments.
We applaud Debbie and all of our cancer survivors, and we thank them for letting Bon Secours be part of their story.
Each person who comes to Bon Secours Virginia has a unique situation and diagnosis. Our physicians, nurses and staff work to give each individual specialized care, using state-of-the-art equipment and evidenced-based medicine. At the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, we want to ensure that each cancer patient receives the best possible care. To do so, we enlist compassionate and generous donors to invest in the resources needed by our Bon Secours Cancer Institutes.
We invite you to be a part of this story. By giving to the Cancer CARE Fund, you help to make sure that the next Debbie, friend or relative, who comes through our doors receives the life-saving and life-affirming care they need and deserve.