RiverBend Cancer Services
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Founded in 1943 RiverBend Cancer Services daily embraces all of those in our community who are affected by a diagnosis of cancer. RiverBend’s mission is to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors and their families in our community through helpful advocacy, hopeful support and innovative education programs. At RiverBend services are free of charge and funded through grants and private donations. Programs are available to patients, and all those who care for them including their family members, caretakers, and friends. Services range from supportive services including advocacy and counseling programs, financial assistance for medications and supplies, to medical appointment transportation, prevention and early intervention programs for the community. Other important life enhancing services such as wigs, breast prostheses, durable medical equipment, nutritional supplies, support groups, "The Living Well with Cancer" educational program, nutrition, as well as counseling, peer support, exercise and yoga, reiki and massage.
Your gift is going to provide support for local families whose lives are turned upside down with a diagnosis of cancer.
Those who come to RiverBend are people of all ages who are dealing with cancer. Since opening in June of 2015, The RiverBend Wellness House visits have increased 150% over the previous year. By the end of 2016 RiverBend provided direct service to close to 900 and touched the lives of more than 2500. And, because RiverBend programs are free it is reaching many people in need who would otherwise not be able to take part in these services that make managing cancer so much easier. RiverBend serves many older adults over the age of 60 and with annual incomes less than $30,000, but RiverBend serves younger people as well. The Family Group consisting of families with a parent diagnosed with cancer, meets monthly and has grown to providing dinner, support and fun to more than 50 each month with many of the children and adults also taking advantage of other RiverBend services such as counseling, education, transportation and other assistance.
3516 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615