Being a teenager is hard enough, battling cancer during those years can be an isolating experience. Patients miss out on school, they are distanced from their friends and social networks, and lack age-appropriate support throughout their treatment. The Ruth Cheatham Foundation provides programs, resources, and aid specifically directed to the unique needs of this underserved group.
The Ruth Cheatham Foundation supports adolescent patients throughout their treatment by providing reading devices and young adult literature to enhance the treatment experience. We strive to offer a more relaxed, entertaining hospital environment and ease the stress of illness and treatment.
Cancer is both emotionally and financially draining. The Ruth Cheatham Foundation is dedicated to providing much needed support, education, and hope to young adults in all stages of the cancer process. We offer various college scholarships in order to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring.