Support cancer care at Helen K. Spears Cancer Center
Every day, 200 patients enter Helen K. Spears Cancer Center. They are welcomed by expert, caring physicians, nurses and nurse navigators, lab technicians, pharmacists, radiation therapists, social workers, dietitians, even massage therapists – thanks to donors like you!
The increasing need for precision treatment is pushing our radiation device to the limit. As patients like Monty will tell you, when you’re fighting cancer – hope can’t wait. To care for all who need it, we must add a second device – a linear accelerator – to the Spears Cancer Center. Make a gift today.
Grateful for Dependability
Brookings residents Monty and Debbie are proud to call Southern Oregon home. Veteran and avid sportsman, 67-year-old Monty has been forced to grapple with cancer many times during his life. Having seen multiple family members struggle through treatment, his initial diagnosis in 2006 seemed daunting.
When Monty was recently diagnosed with cancer for the second time, he and his wife, Debbie, considered their options carefully. Ultimately, they felt confident Asante would be the best place to receive treatment. They began to travel frequently to the Helen K. Spears Cancer Center at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass and were overjoyed to learn about The Family House, Asante’s hospitality house that gives patients a low-cost or free lodging option.
Throughout his care with Asante, Monty and Debbie were impressed with the Spears Cancer Center staff’s consistent communication and thoughtfulness when discussing treatment options. Monty took an active role in his care plan and, because of his wonderful care team, felt supported every step of the way.
Because of The Family House, the couple was able to focus solely on Monty’s health and are now passionate advocates for this essential community resource. “It was mandatory that I had somewhere to stay,” Monty reflects, “because it matters where you are when you’re being treated…it’s a tough game, this whole cancer thing”.
When it mattered most to Monty and Debbie, Asante was there to make sure home was close – and healing, even closer.
Make a gift
When the community came together to expand Spears Cancer Center in Grants Pass, you brought physicians, treatments and services under one roof – a game changer for people with cancer and their families. Thanks to generous people like you, there’s one place to come for cancer care – and more people than ever are coming. Charitable gifts of every size make a difference.