LOGAN – Cache Valley for Hope Cancer Foundation founder Roger Welsh says it’s not really a matter of if, but when someone will be touched by cancer – either themselves, a family member, friend or co-worker.
“We started Cache Valley for Hope…nine years ago in April. That was following my treatment for cancer that I went through. As I went through that treatment, it seemed that most people were more concerned about just how they’re going to survive their everyday living expenses,” he explained.
On KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, Welsh said most of those he saw had insurance that could cover medical bills. But they were concerned about how they were going to pay their house payment, rent or car payment because of not being able to work. He said that is the focus of Cache Valley for Hope – to try and help people with their everyday living expenses while getting treatment.
Their goal is to have at least 10 percent of local residents able to donate $10 to $20 a month. That will give the organization the ability to assist 300 to 400 yearly cancer patients with their immediate financial needs.
“It doesn’t seem to be a huge sacrifice if you give up a couple of Big Gulps a month, maybe even just one lunch out a month and donate that $10. It doesn’t take very long or very many people where that starts to add up to be very impactful in other people’s lives.”
Their website is www.cachevalleyforhope.org
AUDIO: Roger Welsh talks to Jason Williams on KVNU’s For the People on 1/23