Facing the diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening prospect. For those with financial concerns, the burden is magnified. The Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making life easier for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. The League provides direct assistance such as transportation, lodging and personal items to support these patients. Best of all, 100% of the funds raised are distributed locally.
The League has a needs-based application process to help assure that the funding goes where the needs are the greatest. Formed in 2011, the League initially offered support of up to $300 per patient per year. In 2016, larger grants are now available due to membership growth and fundraising.
Foundation League offers incredible benefits for patients and their families who travel long distances to receive next generation radiation therapy at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center. Through the generous gifts and efforts of many who support the League, the extra burden of travel and housing issues are no longer prohibitive. I appreciate the League for working hard to address the needs of our patients, both those less fortunate and those who travel great distances to our center.