Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, a 501 (c) (3), was created after the close of the “Saving Lives Close to Home” capital campaign which raised over $5-million to build the Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center in Uvalde. This effort brought Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care- the first radiation therapy practice west of San Antonio- and expanded specialty care for the residents of our region. Services are available to qualifying patients from the surrounding counties of Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala.
Patients typically receive thirty radiation treatments delivered over a six-week period. The foundation’s mission is to help alleviate some of the financial burdens for qualifying radiation therapy patients associated with traveling to and from their daily treatments in our vast nine-county region.
We operate two vans that serve medically underserved, low to moderate income, insured and uninsured patients. Patients use the service if they are unable to drive themselves because of age, their illness, unreliable transportation, or their family members are unable to take off of work to take them to and from their treatments.
Now in our 5th year of service, the foundation has provided 230 patients with transportation through 100% donor support. We meet a need that is not duplicated by any other organization in our area. Our friends, neighbors, and loved ones have benefited from this service.
We are honored to make a difference in the lives of these cancer patients and their families when they need it the most while they battle the fight of their lives, for their lives.
I would like to ask you to help us continue this meaningful work by giving a 100% tax-deductible gift toward The Big Give SA campaign. Our goal is $20,000. This money will be used to fund the service and includes fuel and operation costs for two vans (each van averages 5,000 miles per month), the van drivers’ salaries, and administrative costs.