TeamTessa is a local group of Paramedics and Nurses who have all
seen local families struggle through a Cancer Diagnosis. We often see first
hand the need for support, the financial burden, and how difficult it can be
to ask for help.
We strive to help those affected in any and all ways we can. Whether it be fuel for transport or heat, money for food, shelter, or just everyday things that insurance will not, or cannot cover. We understand the financial hardship that a cancer diagnosis causes, and we want to help.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, in 2011, $895 Billion were spent on cancer treatments alone. This figure includes the financial burden placed on the patient, as well as the family, from lost wages, and disability.
Cancer is often thought of as being something that "doesn't affect me", unfortunately this isn't the case. The people we help are our neighbors, friends, coworkers, and family. The money that TeamTessa raises goes back to people in our community, and stays in our community. None of the funds we raise go to cancer research, instead, we help those struggling with a recent diagnosis.
Please, Help us Help Them.