Published on October 08, 2021

Newly-diagnosed cancer patients to receive care package

CARE package group photoPatients who are referred to UNC Health Southeastern’s Gibson Cancer Center will now receive a care package, named C.A.R.E.S., to show support as they begin their cancer treatment journey.

A note included with each package expresses the sentiment of the name while further explaining the C.A.R.E.S. (Compassion, Admire, Resilient, Encourage, and Support) acronym, “We want this kit to remind you that we will always show Compassion, and we Admire you! You are Resilient, and we will be here to Encourage you. Finally, we want you to know that you have our full Support throughout your journey.”

Each package includes a tote bag with a head/neck pillow, a reusable water bottle, and cancer-related educational materials.  

“I truly believe this is another great way to connect with our patients even though we continue to face COVID-19 issues that hinder us from having face-to-face events/support groups,” said GCC Oncology Case Manager Amanda Bennett.

Funding for the package initiative is provided by the Southeastern Health Foundation.

“When the staff of GCC approached the Foundation with this funding opportunity, our board was honored to provide support for our patients at the very beginning of their journey,” said Southeastern Health Foundation Executive Director Sissy Grantham. “Projects like this are a perfect example of our mission to support the programs and services of UNC Health Southeastern, while enhancing the healthcare experiences for all of our patients.”

If you would like to make a donation to Gibson Cancer Center to support patient programs, please contact the Southeastern Health Foundation at (910) 671-5583 or give online at

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