NEW YORKCancer Care, Inc. has established a new programThe AVONCares Program for Medically Underserved Womenthrough a generous gift from The Avon Products Foundation. The program will provide financial assistance and relevant education and support to low-income, underinsured and uninsured, underserved women throughout the country in need of diagnostic and/or related services for the treatment of breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers.
The AVONCares Program will allow Cancer Care to provide financial assistance to help women pay for:
Diagnostic (postscreening) services that lead to definitive diagnoses for women who have had breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer screenings.
Transportation to and from treatment.
Childcare for women with families.
An escort to accompany older women to and from diagnostic workup and treatment.
Services offered to women through the AVONCares program will be accessible nationwide through Cancer Cares toll-free line 1-800-813-HOPE (4673), via the Internet (www.cancercare.org), and at Cancer Care offices in the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, and Connecticut.