ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital is partnering with the American Cancer Society to open the first Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in Albuquerque today and more volunteers are needed.
The CRC at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital is staffed by American Cancer Society volunteers who:
- Provide resources and support information
- Assist patients trying on wigs and scarves
- Help patients find cancer care information online
- Provide transportation assistance
- Support cancer patients as needed
Volunteer shifts are available weekday mornings or afternoons. Shifts total less than four hours per week. For more information on volunteering, contact Jacqueline Snow, Program Manager of Volunteer Services at Kaseman, at 505-291-2890.
If you or someone you know needs help or information about cancer, you can reach a person to talk with 24 hours a day by calling the American Cancer Society’s toll-free number at 1-800-227-2345 or visit their website at www.cancer.org.
*Please note: Marissa Perez, Manager of Communication Outreach and Special Initiatives, The Cancer Center at Presbyterian, is available for interviews.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.