Beebe Medical Foundation recently presented a gift of $20,504 to Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services for its Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund.
More than 270 community members donated funds during the annual Miracle Mile event held June 27. Gifts continued coming in to the foundation throughout the year.
The fund assists individual patients who have limited financial resources and need help covering emergent expenses such as prescriptions or copays for medications; medical supplies such as wigs or mastectomy prostheses; nutrition; essential living expenses; and transportation. Without the availability of this fund, patients would not have access to their basic needs while undergoing cancer treatments.
“The Miracle Mile event is all about hope,” said Dr. David A. Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO. “Hope for our community of cancer patients and survivors, hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, and hope for the future as Beebe strives to provide the most advanced and compassionate care at the Tunnell Cancer Center and the new South Coastal Cancer Center near Millville.”
For 17 years, Beebe Healthcare's Tunnell Cancer Center has hosted a celebration to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers with a one-mile walk on the boardwalk. The Miracle Mile, a morning full of commemoration, music, food and festivities, has become a staple in the community, but with the global pandemic, things looked different this year. Participants drove the Miracle Mile through Hudson Fields. The one-mile drive was lined with messages of hope and enthusiastic supporters who cheered everyone on. The 2020 Miracle Mile was a true testament to the community’s strength, solidarity and resilience.
For more information about contributing to Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 or email@example.com. To make gifts online, go to beebemedicalfoundation.org.