April 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the JM Chubback Foundation generously donated 25 “Stay at Home Patient Assistance Kits” to patients of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center. The kits consist of essential items such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer.
“Many of the patients at the MVHS Cancer Center are unable to go to the store to purchase these items themselves because they are part of the vulnerable population that can’t risk contracting COVID-19,” said Alexandra Battista, LMSW, oncology social worker at MVHS.
Some of the items were donated by the local Walmart Distribution Center and others were purchased with funds through the Boeheim Foundation grant, awarded to the JM Chubback Foundation to assist with their patient assistance program.
“We were happy to offer assistance to the patients enduring treatment at the MVHS Cancer Center as they are a target population considered most at-risk to COVID-19,” said Barb Chubback, vice president of the JM Chubback Foundation. “If we can help keep them safe, we are more than happy to do so.”
For more information about the MVHS Cancer Center, visit mvhealthsystem.org/cancer. For more information about MVHS and COVID-19, visit mvhealthsystem.org/coronavirus.
About the JM Chubback Foundation:
The JM Chubback Foundation offers financial assistance to cancer patients living in or being treated in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga Counties. Patients must be in active treatment to qualify for assistance.