|Position||We are seeking a board member who has an interest in helping members of the cancer community get the support that they need, especially in narrowing the gap in healthcare disparity across the state of Massachusetts. Board member will serve as an active advocate and ambassador and engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission.
|Where||Newton Wellesley Hospital, though now, since COVID-19, via zoom|
|Commitment||1 to 3 hours/month|
|Donation||We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.|
|Requirements||We are looking for someone who has a passion for helping the underserved. We are interested in bringing on a new member in 2021 for a two-year commitment with the option to extend.|
|Additional Info||Boston Cancer Support was created for anyone throughout the state of MA who has been touched by cancer. We believe that cancer patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals equipped with local resources and collaborative communities can more easily navigate a diagnosis and treatment plan, which, in turn, helps lead to better health outcomes. We work online and within communities to provide cancer support information, education, resources, and outreach programs across the state. One of our signature programs is the The Treatment Transport Program, which aims to eliminate transportation as a barrier to cancer care.|
Our mission is to equip patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals throughout Massachusetts with local resources and collaborative communities that afford them the very best chance at optimal health outcomes. We provide free patient transportation, free wellness grants, and free continuing education for healthcare professionals. We are working to close the gap in healthcare inequity by providing accessibility.