Monday, July 8, 2019
This May, we visited the Navajo Nation to mark the opening of the first full-time cancer center on an American Indian Reservation. Since then, two major media companies spotlighted our work with the Navajo Nation and health leaders to create the first full-time cancer care center on an American Indian reservation.
In an Associated Press article, author Felicia Fonseca talks about why the center opening is a landmark moment, and writes about our free support network.
“The Cancer Support Community, which works with other organizations to help patients with gas cards or lodging, is building a support network in the region for patients and their families, and plans to expand a boutique to provide wigs to those who have lost their hair to cancer.”
Another article about the cancer center opening was featured in Cancer Today, a resource for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones that is published quarterly by the American Association for Cancer Research.
The writer of the article, Kate Yandell, discusses cancer care on a Native American Reservation and how it has affected various people. In the piece, she mentions how CSC is providing free resources for those on the reservation.
“The nonprofit organization Cancer Support Community (CSC), with support from the Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation, is helping provide patients and their family members and loved ones with support, navigation and education at the House of Hope, located near the Specialty Care Center.”
These stories also reported that Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation, and former Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden participated in the landmark visit marking this historic moment.
To learn more about our visit to the Navajo Nation, you can check out our blog post from our May visit.