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The Step Sisters breast cancer support group expands services to Prince William

The Step Sisters, a 501c3 non-profit organization, reports that it has expanded its services for breast cancer patients into Prince William County via a partnership with Novant Health UVA at the Haymarket and Prince William Medical Centers.

In 2014 The Step Sisters began funding quality of life services for breast cancer patients in Loudoun County after realizing the lack of basic, yet vital support such as a ride to treatment, childcare for little ones or a delivery of healthy food.  These items help reduce stress and strain for a patient, but they also ensure that she does not have to stop or even delay her treatment due to her personal or financial situation.

The program was well received by medical staff and patients and in 2015, The Step Sisters expanded services to multiple facilities throughout Fairfax County.  Today’s announcement brings the total number of area facilities to nine.

As The Step Sisters has grown, it has worked to also expand the breadth of services offered to breast cancer patients and today are able to fund transportation, food delivery, childcare, house cleaning, lawn services/snow removal, pet care, gift cards, chemotherapy care bags and a Crisis Fund, according to a news release. These services were designed by the group to break down any obstacles that could delay treatment.

“Practical support services are essential in keeping women in treatment. We are proud to be able to now fund these services to patients in Prince William County,” Ashley Campolattaro and Angela Fuentes, founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Step Sisters, were quoted as saying in a news release.

The group continues to seek ways to meet the needs of breast cancer patients throughout the region.

ABOUT THE STEP SISTERS
The Step Sisters work to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer.  Partnering with local hospitals, the group funds needed support services that directly benefit patients in Northern Virginia. A 501c3 non-profit organization, the Step Sisters hold several fundraising events with their largest, the Ribbon Run attracting nearly 2,000 participants to Brambleton annually. For more information ago to http://www.stepsisters.org.

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