Cindy’s Fund is a local charity, established in memory of Cindy Kutchman, that raises money for cancer education and screening programs. Cancer will attack one in three women and one in two men in Garrett County. Cindy’s Fund has already been successful in helping to save lives in our community through its support of cancer screening programs in Garrett County. These programs have brought screening directly to more than 1000 uninsured persons and discovered more than 47 persons with cancer of the breast, cervix, colon, skin and ovary in the last 4 and a half years. Screening leads to early detection of cancer and early detection is the key to survival.

Cindy’s Fund is dedicated to helping end and alleviate the pain and heartache of cancer and extending survivorship by pursuing early screening and evaluation for Garrett County cancer victims through the Garrett County Health Department.

Cindy’s Fund also covers miscellaneous expenses not covered by insurance for those in need, such as gas cards, food vouchers, hotel stays and medical/nutritional supplies.

Cancer Screening:  These programs have brought screening directly to Garrett County residents and discovered cancers of the breast, cervix, colon, skin and ovary in the last few years.  Screening leads to early detection of cancer and early detection is the key to survival.

Anyone interested in this program should contact the Health Department at 301-334-7777 and ask for the cancer screening program.

Travel Assistance:  This program has provided gas cards, money for a hotel, lunch vouchers, etc. for cancer patients and their families to help with the cost of the unexpected expense due to their condition.  Many patients must travel to and from the hospital one to five days a week and are financially unprepared for this additional expense.

For information regarding assistance, please contact Gina Artice, Garrett Regional Cancer Nurses Navigator at the Garrett Regional Medical Center, 251 N. 4th St. Oakland, MD 21550.

Telephone: 301-533-4133,  eartice@gcmh.com

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