1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. Many of these people with cancer find themselves in hopeless situations in hospital rooms and homes across the country. Phil’s Friends brings hope through the distribution of our hand assembled Care Packages to cancer patients and their families, consistent weekly support through Cards of Hope and prayer.
When you Request a Care Package for someone you know that has cancer, volunteers in our Hope Centers create and assemble a hopeful Care Package with comforting items cancer patients need and enjoy. These Care Packages are then shipped and delivered in a decorated Phil’s Friends box.
After someone has received a Care Package, they can expect to receive monthly encouragement from our Cards of Hope program. The patients we support receive hand-colored cards, testimonies, devotional letters and other creative and positive notes. These are encouraging reminders that let each patient know that they are not alone in their cancer journey.
Phil’s Friends is expanding into hospitals to provide hope to cancer patients through our Hope to Hospitals program. Currently, we have a unique crew of trained volunteers who serve at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center and Loyola University Medical Center delivering Care Packages to patients.