The Washington Regional Cancer Support Home received a $13,500 grant from the Ryan Murphy Cancer Fund to provide financial aid to eligible clients that need screening, diagnostic or treatment procedures for colorectal cancer, according to a news release from Gina Maddox in Marketing & Public Relations for the Washington Regional Medical Center.
The grant was funded by proceeds of the 8th Annual Ryan Murphy Cancer Benefit.
"Friends and family of Rogers resident Ryan Murphy, who died of colon cancer at age 26, work to raise money in his name to promote colon cancer awareness, provide education and help area residents pay for certain screening and diagnostic services," the news release states.
Their efforts provide funding for the Cancer Support Home's Colon Cancer Outreach Program.
"Applications for assistance from the Colon Cancer Outreach Program are available at Cancer Support Home locations in Bentonville and Fayetteville. The Cancer Support Home also distributes free colon cancer home screening kits, available without an application," the news release states.