Dear Members of the RBHS Community,
Today is Giving Tuesday. Since its simple inception as a day for people to do good, it has grown into a global movement that has inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This year, I hope that you will join the Giving Tuesday movement by supporting an important cause right here at home—the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s (RCINJ) Patient Relief Fund.
Cancer can easily create hardships among even the strongest and most economically secure families. For some, these hardships can even prevent their loved ones from getting the treatment they require. Your Giving Tuesday gift will help replenish our Patient Relief Fund and provide a bridge for patients in need until they can access other, more permanent resources.
- $25 helps cover a prescription copay
- $50 helps with transportation to clinical trials
- $100 helps cover the cost of groceries for a family
- $250 helps with dependent care during treatment
Whatever you give will help alleviate these financial stresses for patients and families. And in making your gift, you’ll also help open the door for more patients to participate in clinical trials that lead to better treatments and improved outcomes.
You can also play a major part in Giving Tuesday by raising awareness and sharing this campaign for the RCINJ Patient Relief Fund on your own social media and personal networks.
Either way, you’ll help bring hope to cancer patients and their families this holiday season.
Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University