NEWPORT – A $45,000 donation to the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Newport Hospital from the Three Angels Fund will help support an outpatient IV therapy lab and cancer patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The money was raised during the Three Angels’ annual fundraiser, which has generated $309,549 in donations for the Newport Hospital since the group was formed.
“This gift marks 10 years of extraordinary generosity by the Three Angels Fund and their incredible commitment to both our community and the lifesaving care available at Newport Hospital,” said Newport Hospital President Crista F. Durand. “Words alone cannot properly convey the impact of the Bulk family and the Three Angels Fund on the lives of our patients.”
Past gifts from the group have included the purchase of new infusion chairs for cancer treatment, comfort items for patients receiving treatment in the IV lab and extras such as massages, medical supplies, wigs and utilities assistance.
Created a decade ago by a family that lost three members to cancer, the Three Angels Fund also awards grants to Aquidneck Island residents struggling with financial issues as a result of a cancer diagnosis, and also supports a program that provides cab rides for cancer patients who are receiving treatment at Newport Hospital.
“When we started the Three Angels Fund 10 years ago, we never thought we would be where we are today,” said Jennifer Lopes, who co-founded the group with her cousin, Andrew Bulk. “Everyone out there has been touched by cancer in some way and knowing that we can provide families some peace of mind during their illness is why we keep going.”
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