Nutrients for Life
Provided free of charge to our cancer clients (and with a physician’s prescription) are Boost and Ensure nutritional supplements, generously funded by the Walmart Foundation’s Hunger Relief program. These nutritional supplements are costly to purchase, independently, but are necessary in helping our cancer clients maintain proper nutrition during the course of cancer treatment and recovery.
Miles Toward Health
No one facing cancer should miss a cancer-related doctor’s appointment or treatment due to their inability to pay for transportation. With physician-ordered treatment verification, we can provide to our clients PrimeTrust Visa gasoline cards, which reflect the number of appointments and mileage traveled, generously supported by Delaware, Madison, and Randolph Community Foundations.
Medicine for Wellness
(Cancer-related Prescription Assistance)
Cancer-related prescriptions can often be a financial burden on our cancer clients and their families. This special program provides monetary assistance for cancer-related symptom management, medications, and procedures for the uninsured or underinsured.
Reaching Out – Breast Health
“Reaching Out” is committed to ensuring that no woman in Delaware County goes without access to vital breast health services. We provide access to free clinical breast exams and free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women, through a series of breast clinics facilitated by IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center and Meridian Health physician and nurse navigators.
Please call the office in advance for any information on mammograms. Paperwork must be completed before screening appointments. We are unable to process or pay after the fact.
Cancer Services of ECI – Little Red Door strives to provide a wide variety of programs at no charge to our clients and the community.
More specifically, Cancer Services ECI-Little Red Door annually:
• Serves directly 1,000 cancer patients in a six-county area
• Provides 350 mammograms for women in Delaware County
• Hands out 17,000 nutritional supplements in a six-county area
• Aids 150 Hospice patients per year through IU/BMH ($120 per person)
• Reaches 500-600 high school students through educational programs
• Speaks to 500 women for special Breast-Health Outreach programs
Education and Prevention
Educational services include Smoking Cessation classes, Indiana Cancer Consortium Cancer Control Gold Standards for local employers and cancer prevention & early detection outreach across East Central Indiana. We continually collaborate with health systems and schools to help reduce the risks of developing cancer in our community.
Please call the agency 2 weeks in advance to secure a speaker.
Equipment & Supplies
We provide free of charge to our cancer clients: wheelchairs, shower chairs, monitors, walkers, bedside commodes, hospice kits (*which include bed linens, draw sheets, bed pads and cleansing cloths), protective undergarments for men and women, mastectomy and ostomy supplies, wigs, hats, turbans, latex-free gloves, disinfectants, surgical dressings, various comfort items as needed during cancer treatment and recovery.
* We accept donations of equipment and cancer-related supplies.
Coming soon: “Caring for the Caregivers”