This first event of the American Cancer Society Hope and Home program has partnered with the Moab Healthcare Foundation in providing transportation for cancer patients of Grand and San Juan counties. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the Taste of Moab were donated to the Moab Healthcare Foundation, and the American Cancer Society said that $9,153 was presented to the foundation on Dec. 10.
Transportation can be a challenging barrier for those trying to access healthcare, often preventing a patient from getting the life-saving treatment that they need, officials say. This can be especially difficult for those living in rural communities. In order to help Utah patients achieve the best health outcomes, the American Cancer Society is working to remove these barriers through funding for transportation, according to the statement.
The American Cancer Society said it would continue partnering with the Moab Healthcare Foundation in 2019.
More information about the Taste of Moab can be found at www.tasteofmoab.org. The 2019 Taste of Moab will take place Nov. 9 at the Grand Center. To access information on how to receive assistance with transportation, contact the Moab Healthcare Foundation at email@example.com or call 435-210-0087.
For lodging assistance, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.