Mercy Tiffin Hospital has accepted a grant from The Betty Jane Memorial Fund. The grant funds are to benefit Mercy Tiffin's Cancer Survivorship Program, which focuses on multiple aspects of an individual's health and well-being. The goal of this program is to provide emotional support to cancer survivors and co-survivors (family members and caregivers).
"We are thankful to The Betty Jane Memorial Fund and the Tiffin Charitable Foundation for their dedication to the Tiffin community, and to our Cancer Survivorship Program," said Karen Gies, RN, manager of Mercy Cancer Center at Tiffin. "When someone has cancer, everyone close to them will experience some form of emotional distress, and support is available because of this grant."
Mercy Tiffin is collaborating with Century Health to provide a mental health professional one day per week to the Cancer Survivorship Program. A mental health professional is to provide face-to-face emotional support sessions at the Mercy Cancer Center at Tiffin, or at the survivor/co-survivors' home.
The Cancer Survivorship Program plans to utilize the expertise of art and writing professionals from the local universities to provide an expressive and creative outlet for program participants. Research has shown using art and writing as a creative outlet for emotion is proven to be effective.
For more information about the Cancer Survivorship Program at the Mercy Cancer Center at Tiffin, call (419) 455-8101.
Established in 2007 to continue the memory of a beloved daughter, and provide hope and assistance for those in need, The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is committed to supporting charitable organizations in Tiffin and the surrounding area which assist and promote physical, mental, social and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is administered by the board of trustees of The Tiffin Charitable Foundation.