Partners In Care receives grant to assist Southwest Florida cancer patients

December 14, 2023

Enterprise Mobility Foundation donation taps growing community need

Partners in Care, a not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to aiding the healing journey of cancer patients, is honored to be named a recipient of funds donated by Enterprise Mobility Foundation.

“We are dedicated to helping people focus on beating cancer, rather than worrying about how to pay for treatment and other essentials,” said Kathy Tolentino, executive director of the Partners in Care Foundation. “Fulfilling that mission wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of community partners like the Enterprise Mobility Foundation.”

Partners in Care offers payment for a variety of expenses that aren’t covered by medical insurance, including gas or transportation services, respite care at home or in a healthcare setting, medical supplies or equipment, childcare, lodging or food during treatment, as well as cancer screenings.

The Partners in Care Foundation has expanded from its Florida origins to 18 states, with more than 8,000 patients supported through its programs over the past 16 years and more than $1 million in financial assistance provided.

Each spring since 2012, the foundation hosts a charitable 5K run and 2-mile walk to benefit local head and neck cancer patients in California, Colorado, Florida, North and South Carolina, Washington state, West Virginia and (new this year) Texas, in partnership with other local nonprofits. Free head and neck cancer screenings are offered at many of those events.