Molokai Cancer Fund press release
The Molokai Cancer Fund received a grant of $ 9,000, which will help Molokai residents diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment to travel to Honolulu or Maui. Travel costs can be so expensive for those with little or no travel benefits from their health insurance (underinsured or uninsured).
This is the first grant received from Bayer and we will continue to help our Molokai cancer patients and their caregivers through individual donations and our annual Walk for Ohana fundraising event which has been discontinued due to of the pandemic. On behalf of the Molokai Cancer Fund, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to Bayer Molokai, especially Dawn Bicoy who always keeps us informed and Stacie Sasagawa of Oahu who also sends reminders.
Molokai Cancer Fund is a nonprofit organization formed by a handful of Molokai residents in 1995 and established 501 C3 nonprofit status. The organization continues to work to help Molokai cancer patients. Molokai still has cancer victims who miss chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and / or other medical appointments because they can’t afford the extra airfare costs. The Molokai Cancer Fund wants to give the people of Molokai a chance to fight cancer.
Molokai Cancer Fund can help with limited air, land, accommodation, and chemotherapy costs. You must have been a resident for three years, diagnosed with cancer, be underinsured or uninsured. Call the Kukui Ahi Patient Navigation Program at (808) 553-3171 if you need assistance and ask for Avette Ponce.
Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by funding food, nutrition, education and community development projects. .