Join forces with Hampton Jitney to help those in need.
For anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer, or had a loved one with cancer, you know the initial shock and myriad issues that need to be addressed. Fortunately, on the East End of Long Island, we have organizations like Fighting Chance and businesses like Hampton Jitney who are here to help. Once again, they have joined forces to transport cancer patients and their caregivers to New York City for diagnosis and care. Last year’s drive was extremely successful. Thanks to the joint efforts of hundreds of donors, Hampton Jitney, and Fighting Chance more than 550 tickets were donated to cancer patients. But the need is so great that, this year, we are targeting for 800 tickets….Hard to believe that in our small part of the world, so many are struck by cancer and need help.
How this project makes a difference
Hampton Jitney will match donations with tickets, virtually 2:1. A $12.00 donation buys a ticket worth $32.00. Thank you Hampton Jitney! This goodcircle project will provide the comfort and ease of Hampton Jitney round trip transportation for cancer patients and their primary caregiver to treatments in New York City. Of the many services provided by Fighting Chance, transportation to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments exemplifies neighbors helping neighbors. Fighting Chance has a team of local volunteer drivers, who pick up, wait with, and then drive patients home from Long Island based treatments. But some patients, with complicated or late stage cancers, need to go to New York City for treatment, or to participate in clinical trials. The trip is arduous.
The total cost of the project is $27,800 including 800 Hampton Jitney tickets, volunteer pick up to and from Hampton Jitney, and fees. Hampton Jitney is funding $16,000 of the cost. That means we need your help to raise the remaining $11,800. By joining together with Hampton Jitney and Fighting Chance, we can help those in need.
Fighting Chance is the first free-of-charge cancer counseling and resource center of its kind established on the East End of Long Island, New York. It is independent from any hospital and funded solely by charitable contributions, providing patients and their caregivers a better chance- a fighting chance – to beat cancer by helping them to take informed action. Free access to a variety of resources and professional counseling is available from the time of diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
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Hampton Jitney is a pioneer in the transportation field. In 1974, Hampton Jitney started with one van and a commitment to providing the finest personalized transportation service between Eastern Long Island (The Hamptons) and Metropolitan New York. Building on that simple premise, Hampton Jitney now operates a fleet of luxury motor coaches and limousines. Hundreds of thousands of people now travel each year in style and comfort, safely and on time via Hampton Jitney. Our luxury motor coach line service operates 365 days a year between Eastern Long Island and Metro New York (including the airports). In addition, Hampton Jitney limousines, charters and tour coaches operate regularly throughout the northeastern US and Canada.
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