Corewell Health receives $115,000 grant to support transportation and lodging for cancer patients

December 20, 2023

Corewell Health™ recently received $115,000 in grants from the American Cancer Society to fund transportation and lodging for cancer patients. The grants are part of $8.3 million awarded by the American Cancer Society to health systems nationwide.

“Not having access to high-quality cancer treatment due to where you live contributes to the disparities we see in cancer outcomes,” said Dr. Arif Kamal, chief patient officer for the American Cancer Society.  “It’s important to provide the funding and programming needed to keep a lack of transportation or the cost of a hotel room from impacting survival.”


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