Arm-in-Arm Fund

Compassion is empathy plus action

The Armington family at the grand opening of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

Cancer treatment is so important, but being unable to fund things like transportation, child care, household bills, and medical costs not covered by insurance can make getting treatment almost impossible. The costs associated with treatment can create financial and emotional stress that is overwhelming. Many patients aren’t able to cover basic needs like food and shelter and they don’t know where to turn.

The Armington Family decided to do something about that by establishing a fund for patients who are struggling financially. Mary Armington, the family matriarch, led the effort. She was compelled to help cancer patients who may be unable to work while they undergo treatment and who struggle to pay for items not covered by their insurance. The Arm-in-Arm Fund reaches beyond traditional caregiving by helping patients cover gas, utility, medication, transportation and other expenses during a financially challenging time.

“Cancer touches nearly every family. The Arm-in-Arm Fund is a practical way people can help those in our community in the midst of their cancer battle by providing funds for important items such as power bills and medication,” said Mary’s son Dr. Bill Armington.

“This fund has helped many patients get through their treatments when they didn’t think it would be possible. I feel very honored to live in a community that wants to support their own through one of the toughest journeys people go through.” — Mari Montesano, Oncology Social Worker

Arm-in-Arm at work

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Together, we can secure the future

The Armington Family has set the foundation, but we need your help to secure the future.

Your gift can ensure that the Arm-in-Arm Fund is able to continue providing for the basic needs of cancer patients today and tomorrow. Together, we can build the Arm-in-Arm Fund so it is strong enough to shelter our friends and neighbors fighting cancer in times of economic growth and distress.

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