Cancer Funds support the programs and services of the
Frank C. Love Cancer Institute
The Tree of Life Fund continues the Sisters’ mission of providing medical care to all patients, including the poor and often forgotten. St. Anthony Hospital’s Tree of Life Fund purchases medications, comforts such as temporary prosthesis clothing, gas cards for patients transportation needs to their chemotherapy or radiation treatments and educational resources for oncology patients and their family members who are unable, due to their financial situations, to provide these items for themselves.
Art Therapy Fund donations support Saintly Artisans-a free healing arts program offered to cancer patients and their family members, to discover "the artist within" and express their feelings through art to enable emotional healing in conjunction with their physical healing. Cancer patients highly praise the program saying they enjoy "experiencing and expressing my feelings through art," "being creative," and “Saintly Artisans allows families to bond and have fun in an atmosphere that is non-threatening and has nothing to do with doctors or cancer treatment." Diane, a cancer survivor says, “90% of surviving cancer, in my opinion, is not taking your cancer out, but your mental attitude from that point on.” Pam, another cancer survivor shares, “The depression gets horrific. I think if I hadn’t had this support group at St. Anthony’s, I don’t really think I would be here. It’s been a hard battle. They’ve helped me through a lot.”
Cancer Fund donations help provide new technology and equipment such as a stereotactic breast biopsy system, prostate ultrasound scanner for prostate brachytherapy program, C-Arm, ventilators, telemetry equipment and surgery monitors.