This past July, the Me Squared Cancer Foundation celebrated its 3rd Anniversary. We have come a long way! During our first year, we assisted 3 patients and gifted $3,000. To date, we have assisted 155 patients and gifted $400,591. Thanks to all to our wonderful donors! In this quarterly newsletter, read on to learn how your contributions are making a difference to our Financial Aid Recipients. Also, get to know our Patient Grant Advocates and mark your calendar for our next events. To stay up to date on all our information, be sure to follow us on Social Media.
Mimi Tran, Founder
Thus far in 2022 (and the year is not over yet), we have gifted $227,000 to 84 recipients in the Dallas Fort Worth area that have been diagnosed with cancer within the last 12 months.
OUR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
Meet Amanda, a family nurse practitioner and mother of two active children; Peyton, 12 and Miles, 10. Amanda was diagnosed with brain cancer and as a result, she had to leave her job. She was faced with a mountain of bills from her surgery and intensive care. Me Squared stepped in and helped pay the remainder of her hospital bills. As a result, Amanda returned to work in July and says she “feels blessed beyond measure”. Me Squared feels blessed to have helped you, Amanda!
OUR PATIENT GRANT ADVOCATES
Meet our hardworking Patient Grant Advocates (PGA’s): Janice Smith, Kelly Rose, Lorianne Hartman and Rebecca Bruning. They work with our patient applicants. Each day more and more applicants are finding out about Me Squared through word of mouth, our website, or through a local Health Case Manager from a cancer treatment center. These volunteers work with the applicant and/or the case manager to compile medical and financial information. Once the pertinent information is collected, the case is sent to the board for a decision. Each Patient Grant Advocate works with 6-7 applicants at any one time. Sometimes they spend hours on the phone with a patient. We are so grateful for the time and dedication each Advocate puts into this process.
On April 30th, Me Squared partnered with Cancer Strong HER to hold the Smashing Cancer Tennis Tournament at the Birch Racquet and Lawn Club in Keller! 160 tennis players from the metroplex spent the day playing tennis, eating, listening to music and having a blast. $37,500 was raised to be split between the two local charities.
Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors and players!
Our 2nd Annual Gala is back! Mark your calendars to attend this inspirational event! Or if you are interested in volunteering, click HERE