Patrick Fuller, has announced and established the Cancer and Critical Care Fund through the Community Foundation for Oceana County to financially assist Oceana County and surrounding area residents with the expenses associated with Cancer or a Critical Illness.
The Cancer and Critical Care Fund is designed to make grants to families in need of financial assistance. While it common for people to think that it will never happen to them, Fuller noted that men in the United States have a slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer and women have slightly more than a 1 in 3 chance of developing cancer; siting cancer facts and figures from the American Cancer Society. The American Heart Association has indicated that a person in the United States suffers a heart attack about every 34 second and a stroke about every 40 seconds. Cancer or a critical illness can happen to anyone and at anytime and the Cancer and Critical Care Fund’s goal will be to help as many families as possible for many years to come with the expenses that may seem insurmountable and unexpected.