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 Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund grant recipients awarded!

THANK YOU to ALL our Sponsors and Supporters!

YMCA of the Capital District and Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Albany, NY were each awared $10,000 from the Capital Region Special Surgery Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

REGISTRATION and DONATIONS now being accepted for the CRSS Race for Hope 9 to be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00AM.

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery.

Who we are: 

The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery- Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties).   

Why we were founded:

In 2009, recognizing an increasing need for patient and family support services, the physician-led practices of Capital Region Special Surgery established the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund.  This fund provides financial support for a variety of support programs and services focusing on improving the patients’ physical and emotional needs during treatment for brain, head and neck cancer.  

This event was inspired by Susan Britain and family.

What support services are provided: 

Some patients receiving cancer treatment may need help with activities of daily living. This may include assistance with the following:  medication co-pays, nutritional supplements, enteral feeding products, and/or grocery and gas gift cards for general expenses that are posing a hardship for patients and their families. 

Additional eligible support is available for organizations/programs assisting with larger one-time expenses related to patients’ cancer diagnoses, such as outside physician/dental expenses, respite care, and/or patient-specific equipment. This assistance can help lessen the physical and emotional burdens of patients and their families.

Where we get our funds:

The Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund receives income from:

Who can help?

You Can!

Your tax deductible Donations and Gifts Donate Here helps to fund programs that help ease the burdens that patients and their families experience during treatment for brain, head and neck cancer. All donations stay in the Capital District Region with 100% of the funds directly supporting patient and family needs.

Fund history:

Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center. 

Our mission statement:

The mission of the Race for Hope is to raise funds in order to provide support and financial assistance for patients living with a diagnosis of brain, head or neck cancer in the Capital Region.   

Contact Us:

The Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund @ The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, 6 Tower Place, Albany, New York 12203

Jackie Mahoney 518-446-9638  

Capital Region Special Surgery-Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk, 1220 New Scotland Road Suite 204, Slingerlands, New York 12159

CRSS Phone: 518-439-4326

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