In 2018, the National Cancer Institute reported 18.1 million new cancer diagnoses worldwide. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy. But no matter where you are on your cancer journey, there are people, resources and teams of health care professionals ready to help you. Cancer treatment is not just treating the malignant components of your diagnosis, but also tending to your physical and mental health needs.
Vineland, NJ – With its recent donation of $50,000 to the Inspira Foundation, the Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation has now given more than $500,000 in support of Inspira Health’s Cancer Services. The generous gifts from the Bottino family supports a dedicated fund that provides patients with financial assistance for essential non-medical bills such as food, household supplies, and utilities. Funds from the Bottino Cancer Foundation also support clinical and support services provided at Inspira’s Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion in Vineland.
“The generous philanthropic support of the Bottino family has touched the lives of families throughout South Jersey that have faced a diagnosis of cancer,” said Peter Kaprielyan, chief development officer, Inspira Health. “Their desire to assist our patients and families, and to reduce the burden cancer places on our community is truly an inspiration for all of us.”
The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation was officially established in 2016, following years of the Bottino family’s active and generous support of the locally-based Barbara Cook Cancer Foundation. It was named in honor of the Bottino family patriarch, who lost his life to cancer in 2006. Since 2011, the Foundation has made 10 large donations in support of Inspira’s Cancer Services, while also supporting other local cancer programs.