Since our creation in 2000, by a group of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers physicians, RMCA has provided over $3 million in financial assistance to more than 5,400 cancer survivors receiving treatment in Colorado. Assistance from RMCA is for a patient's basic needs, and can include rent or mortgage, utilities, car payments and car insurance, health insurance and COBRA, and help with other day-to-day expenses. Our focus is on providing assistance to our local community by serving low-income Colorado cancer patients across the state.
In 2014, we have seen the need for our program continue to grow. We receive more applications each month as patients struggle to meet their monthly financial needs while remaining in treatment. We are proud that since our inception, 100% of qualified applicants have received funding through RMCA's Financial Assistance program. We work every day to fulfill our mission to provide temporary financial support to cancer patients undergoing treatment and we hope you will continue to support us in 2014 and beyond.
One of our favorite days of the year is always the day we visit Big Bill's to accept a donation to help families fighting cancer with the funds raised from the 9/11 Day of Giving. It was great to have Dan Ficke in town to present the checks! Executive Director Grace Castellanos and Board Chair Chris Maupin were on hand to accept the check and to thank the amazing individuals who help make our work possible.