Where do my donations go?
We want you to know just how impactful your donations are in the St. Louis area. Below is where your contributions have been spent in the last year.
A grant was made to Missouri Baptist Hospital to cover the cost of lung cancer screenings
Additional funding was given to the Young Women's Breast Cancer grant on Alissa's 18th Cancerversary
A Young Women's Breast Cancer Grant was started at St. Luke's Hospital
The Young Women's Breast Cancer Grant at Missouri Baptist Hospital was extended
Over the past holiday season we collected 325 fleece blankets and 438 toys for the kids at Children's Hospital. Over 30 Girl Scout Troops, schools, local businesses and community groups participated
The Francis Scott Mental Health Care Grant has been extended another year. Recently diagnosed patients will be provided with up to 5 counseling sessions
The Young Women's Breast Cancer Grant in honor of Debbie Ottmer has been extended another year! This grant helps uninsured and under insured women under 45 pay for diagnostic testing and oncology consult
A chemo chair was purchased for use in Missouri Baptist Cancer Center's infusion room
Alissa's Hope was able to make a large contribution towards a new state of the art breast ultrasound machine for use at St. Anthony's Breast Health Center
A fund was set up at Missouri Baptist Breast Health Center to help provide lymphedema garments when insurance does not cover them.
Almost 600 toys, coloring books and crafts were collected and donated to Children's Hospital this holiday season in honor of Alissa's Father-in-law who passed away this past year.
Nearly 100 no-sew fleece blankets (or Warm Hugs, as we like to call them) were made, collected and given to the kids at Children's Hospital unable to be home for the holidays.
2014 - 2015
St. Anthony's Cancer Center- Ice/Water Dispenser Studies have shown that ice chips help prevent mouth sores associated with high-dose chemotherapy. This ice and water dispenser was purchased for use in the infusion room at St. Anthony's Cancer Center.
St. Anthony's Cancer Center- Blanket Warmer A new blanket warmer was purchased for patients receiving radiation treatments and scans in St. Anthony's Cancer Center. Not only is it nice to feel warm and comfortable on an otherwise cold table, we are told that the heat helps make some cancer therapies more effective. Alissa's Hope is happy to provide "warm hugs" to the patients receiving treatments here.
Frances Scott Grant Recipient - St. Anthony's Cancer Center Counseling Program Cancer not only takes its toll physically but mentally as well. Counseling sessions are often offered as part of a treatment plan however patients will often decline because of added co-pays. This pilot program is being established to offer up to 5 sessions of clinical therapy to assess and treat depression and anxiety related to a cancer diagnosis at no cost to the patient.
A donation was made to HavenHouse, a hospital hospitality house, to purchase computer equipment and routers so that guests will have easier access to keep in touch with loved ones, continue to work and complete school work while away from home receiving extended care at our local hospitals.
Missouri Baptist Breast Health Center A gift in celebration of Debby Ottmer Debby has been a great friend to Alissa's Hope over the years. She was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer earlier this year and has recently completed her last treatment at Missouri Baptist. In celebration of her light and life, a fund was created to help high risk under-insured women under the age of 45 receive life saving mammograms and biopsy.
Siteman Cancer Center- Director's Discovery Fund and The Young Women's Breast Cancer Program Alissa's Hope has made contributions to the Director's Discovery Fund and The Young Women's Breast Cancer Program at Siteman Cancer Center. Siteman is making amazing advancements in genomics, vaccines and nanotechnology to fight cancers without harming healthy cells. The Director, Dr. Eberlein, says that everyday he comes to work he witnesses a miracle and not only does he see hope, he sees results.
For the past two years Alissa's Hope has collected no-sew fleece blankets for the kids at Children's Hospital unable to be home for the holidays. This year we were able to deliver 210 blankets bringing our two year total to 316!
A donation was made to Every Day a Hero an annual event which brings young hematology oncology patients together for a day of fun in a clean and safe environment.