Elizabeth Santiago

October Fundraising Party
  • My Goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $5,020
  • # of Donations:
  • 54
$5020 of $5000 goal
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2017 wasted no time with big news, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-January. Two weeks later, a WBUR story about poverty's impact on cancer introduced me to Family Reach, and the tangible way they support cancer patients. Too many families are forced to choose between paying for treatment or groceries, housing costs, utilities, etc. Family Reach helps families manage these costs so they can focus on their patient's recovery. This story shaped my perspective for the next eight chemo treatments.

According to the Family Reach Annual Report, of the families supported last year, 72% reported that their family income dropped by at least 50% after a cancer diagnosis. This helps explain why cancer patients are 2.65x more likely to go bankcrupt than people without cancer. Family Reach fills such a critical void in cancer funding because they help prevent families from reaching such critical breaking points.  

I was incredibly fortunate to fight cancer with the necessary securities and support network in place. Knowing that my rent, meals, and job were not in jeopardy, I could focus on self care--a comfort every cancer patient deserves. I want to help other cancer patients battle this disease with the same emotional and financial security, but much like my own recovery process, the impact will be greater with your support.

On Saturday, October 14 I'll host a fundraising party for Family Reach (and celebrate the end of my own chemotherapy treatments!). I invite you to join the party!

Party details: Saturday, October 14, 7:00-10:00pm, Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street RSVP here

Food, beer, and wine will be served. There's a raffle, too!

I would like to thank the following local businesses for their help and support with my fundraising efforts:

Workbar, Boston and beyond

Bon Me, Boston and beyond

Pammy's, Cambridge

Jules Catering, Somerville

The Plough and Stars, Cambridge

Flour Bakery, Boston and beyond

Bantam Cider, Somerville

Hubway, Boston and beyond

Thank you for your support!

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Elizabeth Santiago is fundraising for Fundraise for Family Reach benefiting Family Reach.

2017 wasted no time with big news, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-January. Two weeks later, a WBUR story about poverty's impact on cancer introduced me to Family Reach, and the tangible way they support cancer patients. Too many families are forced to choose between paying for treatment or groceries, housing costs, utilities, etc. Family Reach helps families manage these costs so they can focus on their patient's recovery. This story shaped my perspective for the next eight chemo treatments.

According to the Family Reach Annual Report, of the families supported last year, 72% reported that their family income dropped by at least 50% after a cancer diagnosis. This helps explain why cancer patients are 2.65x more likely to go bankcrupt than people without cancer. Family Reach fills such a critical void in cancer funding because they help prevent families from reaching such critical breaking points.  

I was incredibly fortunate to fight cancer with the necessary securities and support network in place. Knowing that my rent, meals, and job were not in jeopardy, I could focus on self care--a comfort every cancer patient deserves. I want to help other cancer patients battle this disease with the same emotional and financial security, but much like my own recovery process, the impact will be greater with your support.

On Saturday, October 14 I'll host a fundraising party for Family Reach (and celebrate the end of my own chemotherapy treatments!). I invite you to join the party!

Party details: Saturday, October 14, 7:00-10:00pm, Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street RSVP here

Food, beer, and wine will be served. There's a raffle, too!

I would like to thank the following local businesses for their help and support with my fundraising efforts:

Workbar, Boston and beyond

Bon Me, Boston and beyond

Pammy's, Cambridge

Jules Catering, Somerville

The Plough and Stars, Cambridge

Flour Bakery, Boston and beyond

Bantam Cider, Somerville

Hubway, Boston and beyond

Thank you for your support!

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