New Regional Cancer Center
It is most likely a matter of when, not if, cancer will touch the life of someone you care about. Please join us in supporting this transformational project.
I served for many years as a family practice physician and watched as cancer cases increased in our community. When I heard about the Regional Cancer Center coming to our community, I was passionate about taking a leadership role.
This transformational project will help ensure that strong cancer care is available close to home when you or your loved ones need it.
Without the availability of comprehensive cancer services, Eva Jimenez of Redding had to travel elsewhere for her care. “I think the hardest part for me was having to hit pause,” Eva recalled. “I couldn’t attend my daughter’s high school graduation. Cancer is a difficult enough journey as it is without adding the complication of having to travel.” For Jennifer Travis, traversing the treatment process was cumbersome and unclear. “When you’re first diagnosed, there are a lot of appointments, and it can be a confusing process with some disconnects between providers in different locations.”
Eva’s and Jennifer’s stories are like those of many other patients and families who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Overwhelming feelings and changes to normal life are difficult and compounded when care is fragmented or not easily available. You can imagine how thrilled I was then to learn that Mercy Medical Center Redding, along with its sister hospitals in the North State, is planning for a new destination cancer center in Redding. Combining all cancer services in the region into one single location eliminates the need for many patients to travel to different locations across Redding (or outside the area altogether). Families, like Eva’s and Jennifer’s, can focus on healing—without the other burdens.
Because cancer affects everyone, now is the time for us to step up as a community and bring this important project to completion. Thank you in advance for your support.
Dave Civalier, MD
Chair, Regional Cancer Center Campaign
Mercy Foundation North
PS: We must prepare now because the future of cancer care for our loved ones lies in our hands today.