Lum’s Auto Center makes donation to Arm-in-Arm Fund

Lum's donation to Arm-in-Arm Fund

$5,000 donation will support cancer patients who are struggling financially

11/5/2020

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton made a $5,000 donation to the CMH Foundation‘s Arm-in-Arm Fund at the end of October. CMH was honored to receive the donation, which will go toward patients who are having difficulties paying for household or other expenses during treatment. 

The Arm-in-Arm Fund was established in 2018 by the members of the Armington family, who were compelled to help cancer patients who may be unable to work while undergoing treatment and who struggle to pay for items not covered by their insurance. It reaches beyond traditional caregiving by helping patients cover gas, utilities, medication, transportation and other expenses during a financially challenging time. 

Several breast cancer patients have recently benefited from the Arm-in-Arm Fund, including:

  • A patient who needed to stay close to the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative for monitoring while receiving radiation treatment. The Arm-in-Arm Fund paid for their lodging during that period.
  • A patient who required dental clearance before receiving cancer treatment. The Arm-in-Arm Fund paid for dental exams.
  • A patient whose refrigerator broke. The Arm-in-Arm Fund bought them a refrigerator so they could have nutritious food on hand while undergoing chemotherapy.

The Arm-in-Arm Fund is managed by the CMH Foundation Board of Directors, and the Armington family remains contributors and supporters of the good works the fund has been responsible for. Click here to learn more and make a donation to the Arm-in-Arm Fund.

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