CHICAGO – AUGUST 04, 2023 – Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation received a $5,000 grant from the SBB Research Group Foundation, which awards monthly grants to support impactful organizations.
Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that eliminates transportation barriers to healthcare for children living in poverty who are being treated for cancer.
The Foundation accomplishes this through three non-emergency medical transportation solutions (NEMT) that allow families free transportation services for all cancer-related medical treatments. These solutions reduce cancer survival discrepancies, giving all children hope for a cancer cure.
Founder and CEO Michelle May of Compass to Care shares, “The social determinants of health and living in poverty are the differentiating factor that determines whether or not children can have survival rates of what is potentially possible.”
The organization’s success is due to Compass to Care’s strong relationships with hospitals and medical centers that treat pediatric cancer. Open communication with social workers and medical professionals allows families to connect with Compass and have their transportation needs tailored to their treatment requirements.
“Compass to Care gives families hope that their child can receive proper care without worrying about travel,” said Matt Aven, co-founder and board member of the SBB Research Group Foundation.
The organization will use the SBB Research Group Foundation grant for the transportation needs of children in the community. This grant will empower families to make timely decisions about getting their children to cancer care, with the hope of long-term survival.