It was a blessing for me to be able to receive my radiation treatments here at FMC, and be able to continue working without taking much time off. A shorter treatment time each visit, which is offered by the Linear Accelerator, would have made that even easier.
When I heard about the possible purchase of the Linear Accelerator, I thought back to my own experience and how different it might have been. Only 15 radiation treatments, dramatically less fatigue and nausea and possibly no burning.
I am so very excited to hear that our Fairfield Medical Center Foundation is helping our Radiation Oncology Department to purchase a much needed Linear Accelerator. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and recently completed 26 Radiation Treatments at Fairfield Medical Center.
Being able to make a difference is what fuels all nine of FMC’s TWIGS, each of which serve as a fundraising arm for the FMC Foundation. TWIGS stands for Togetherness, Willingness, Imagination, Giving and Sharing, and each TWIG supports different areas of patient care at FMC.
When it comes to the city of Lancaster, there was little in the community that Paul Van Camp’s philanthropic spirit didn’t touch during his lifetime. From local businesses to community organizations to healthcare, Van Camp was determined to do what he could to make his community a better place.
Undergoing treatment for cancer can be overwhelming, emotional and scary for patients. That’s why Fairfield Medical Center and the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation wanted to create a specialized cancer care center where patients undergoing treatments could easily access all of the services they need in one location.
Every year, the FMC Foundation works with different organizations that want to help our mission by organizing fundraisers to support the Foundation. Donations can be earmarked for a specific fund, such as Cancer Care, Cardiovascular Care, or the Emergency Department, among others. Below is a look at some recent fundraisers that have directly impacted our community.
With the help of our generous community, the FMC Foundation was able to contribute $112,964 to support Maternity services at Fairfield Medical Center.
Following a heart transplant, Tim Graham turned to FMC’s Heart & Lung Fund for cardiac rehab assistance.