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education

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.  


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financial Aid

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. 



You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do
— Eleanor Roosevelt