KCL Chatter February 2017

Become a Kentucky CancerLink Sponsor!!  

Contact Melissa Karrer, melissak@kycancerlink.org or call 859.309.1700!!
Kentucky CancerLink had the pleasure of serving a resident of Hardin County and working with Community Partner, Tempur Sealy.  

We contacted Tempur Sealy to request a donation on behalf of the client and they generously agreed to donate, deliver and set up a bed at her home!  She was so incredibly grateful and we were happy to help!  
  In their own words . . .

“Cancer is that awful word we all fear when we go to the doctor for a physical exam, but in that brief dark moment we hear it the world we live in and the people we share it with begin to illuminate. That's why I'm so thankful for Cancerlink, they were there for me." J.F.

Transportation to and from cancer-related medical appointments is the #1 request Kentucky CancerLink receives.
Whether it’s cost or proximity to treatment location, the ability to get to treatment is an overwhelming barrier for many Kentuckians. 

KCL’s “Provide A Ride” program is an excellent way for Community Partners to get involved.  Together we can make an impact and fill this great need for Kentuckians battling cancer. 

For more information about how to become a “Provide a Ride” Partner, visit www.kycancerlink.org or call, 859.309.1700. 

We all want a cure for this terrible disease.  But, until there is a cure for cancer, Kentuckians need help today!

  In their own words . . .

"Kentucky CancerLink has really helped me with the Gas Card.  I now don't have to worry about coming up with gas money for people to take me to my chemo appointments.  Thanks so much. Every little bit helps.  God Bless You." 
Kentucky CancerLink offers FREE Freedom From Smoking Group smoking cessation classes in partnership with the American Lung Association and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Upcoming Classes:
February 21-April 11, 2017 (class full)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kentucky CancerLink (Regency Road)

May 9-June 20, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30 pm 
BCTC (Newtown Pike)

August 22 - October 3, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Eastside Library (Palumbo Drive)

October 24 - December 12, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
BCTC (Newtown Pike)
  Community Chatter

Excerpt from ruralhealthinfo.org:

According to research, negative impacts due to distance and lack of transportation include:  

  • Increase in delayed or missed trips to receive healthcare services
  • Disruption in ongoing treatments and services for chronically ill patients
  • Travel distance to health services and the related costs affect patients’ healthcare decisions
  • Travel time spent to access healthcare can affect patients physically and cause stress
  • Use of some medications, like insulin, declines as patients live farther from their source of care

Studies have shown that providing transportation for medical treatment to low-income, elderly and the disabled patients is cost-effective and improves the quality of life

Health & Wellness:  Click to read Lung Cancer Screening is Important

Foundation for Healthy Kentucky make strides toward tobacco- free public school campuses.  Click HERE to read article.

3 Little Birds 4 Life is on mission to enhance the lives of young adult cancer patients, ages 18-40, with any type of cancer at any stage. Until there is a cure, there is a wish. Visit www.3littlebirds4life.org for more information.

Be a Kentucky CancerLink Event Sponsor!
Contact Melissa Karrer, melissak@kycancerlink.org or
call 859.309.1700 for more information!
Inaugural Quarter Horse Marathon Relay

Thank you to  RaceRise for hosting the Inaugural Quarter Horse Marathon Relay to benefit Kentucky CancerLink!

Don't forget to sign up for the Inaugural Quarter Horse Marathon Relay on Saturday, March 25!  

Visit www.quarterhorsemarathon.com to register and learn about details of this unique race at Spindletop Hall in Lexington. 
4th Annual Kentucky CancerLink Golf Scramble Presented by: UK HealthCare

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Valley Golf Club
(2300 Sandersville Road, Lexington)

11:30 am Lunch and Registration
1:00 pm Shotgun Start

Team Cost:  $400 (foursome)

Email Melissa Karrer, melissak@kycancerlink.org or call 859.309.1700 to register your team!

LIKE the Kentucky CancerLink Golf Scramble Facebook Page for updates!
#UNTIL Annual Awareness/Fundraising Campaign  

UNTIL there is a cure for cancer, Kentuckians need help TODAY!

Participate in the #UNTIL Campaign and we will provide #UNTIL bracelets for staff and customers.  A complete kit will be provided that includes: bracelets, signage and suggested donation box.

BE the UNTIL for Kentuckians battling cancer! 

I Dance for Hope
Presented by: UK HealthCare

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Grand Reserve
(903 Manchester Street, Lexington)

Time: 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $125 per person (includes seated dinner and  2 drink tickets)

Visit www.idanceforhope.com for more information!  

   Kentucky CancerLink 
2425 Regency Road, Suite B
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone 859-309-1700 | Toll-Free 877-597-4655  | Fax 859-368-8418