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UHS Foundation is key member of ‘Sock Out Cancer’ campaign

February 15, 2017

SockOutCancer-WEBOncology patients across the Southern Tier will be the beneficiaries of “Sock Out Cancer,” a new initiative formed especially to help families in the Tier who are coping with the practical challenges of this life-changing disease.

The program will help people navigate the road to recovery by giving them access to financial assistance when they are dealing with cancer and its many implications.

The initiative’s first big community event will be a special Sock Out Cancer concert, featuring William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, on Friday, March 10, at The Forum in Binghamton.

Sock Out Cancer is a joint endeavor of Security Mutual Life, WBNG-TV, the UHS Foundation and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation.

The program’s services will be administered by the UHS Foundation and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, which will jointly establish guidelines to ensure that those who are assisted are treated fairly and equitably.

To ease their financial burden, cancer patients and their families will be given financial assistance for rent, childcare, utility bills, groceries, gasoline or other identified needs.

Cancer creates an enormous strain on a family, both emotionally and financially. The purpose of Sock Out Cancer is to ensure that a family affected by cancer can put all of its efforts into supporting their loved one with the disease, instead of struggling to pay bills or dealing with ordinary living expenses.

For more information on the March 10 concert at The Forum, visit uhs.net or www.sockoutcancer.org. For more on Mr. Close and The Earth Harp Collective, which will be featured at the concert, visit williamandtheearthharp.com.