SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A San Francisco non-profit says the everyday needs of cancer patients are often forgotten.
That’s why Giving Comfort is providing personalized Comfort Kits to cancer patients in need. These kits contain simple but essential items that help bring immediate comfort and relief to those undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Since the program began a year ago, 20,000 kits have been distributed but the goal is to get a kit in the hands of every cancer patient in need.
Carrie Varoquiers, President of the McKesson Foundation which runs the Giving Comfort program, said although there are many reputable organizations that focus on cancer research and cures, what often gets overlooked are the everyday, immediate needs such as blankets, socks, and lip balm, and toys and games for the younger patients.
KCBS’ Connie C. Kim talks to Carrie Varoquiers, President of the McKesson Foundation, and Alexandra Morgan, CEO of Family House: