Pump Foundation

The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation - Dedicated to raising funds for the treatment and cure of cancer

PUMPED TO FIGHT CANCER

The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.

Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump, have raised more than $7 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.

The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.

"It’s an honor to serve our community," says Dana and David Pump. "Any time you can keep your mother’s and father’s legacy alive after 16 years, it’s nothing but joy."

"Dana and David Pump continue to partner with our hospital and our community in the fight against cancer," states Brian Hammel, President of the Northridge Hospital Foundation. "Their willing spirit, generosity and dedication to a cause is both greatly admired and appreciated. They are leaving quite a legacy in honor of their mom and dad."

         

The mission of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders, and those touched by the disease, financial support is given to develop cancer treatments, programs and services and to obtain the most advanced medical technologies.

Education and Free Screenings

Educating the community about cancer prevention and early detection is vital to the health of our residents. With free education and cancer screenings, lives can be saved with early detection. In 2019, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Outreach Program attended 55 community events and educated 6,337 people on cancer awareness. Education was provided in both English and Spanish.

Thanks to the generosity of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, the Carole Pump Women’s Center hosted 12 FREE health fairs for the uninsured in our community. “Reaching Out Health Fairs” attract hundreds of people who receive free breast evaluations and screenings. Since prevention is key, attendees also learn how to decrease their chances of a cancer diagnosis. In 2019, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation provided 435 people with FREE health screenings.

Family Plan - Patient Navigator

Finding compassionate support is important, especially for new patients who are overwhelmed with a cancer diagnosis. A patient navigator serves as a personal guide who meets with inpatients and outpatients one-on-one to better acquaint them with the Carole Pump Women’s Center, the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center. Through the generous support of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, patients can rely on their Navigator for compassionate support, encouragement and education to ensure they have every available resource to make informed decisions regarding treatment, options and symptoms management. 

Family Plan - Support, Comfort and Home Health 

The Family Plan Fund assists patients and their families with payment for services or equipment needs. Patients who are hospitalized or at home with a cancer diagnosis face many difficult hours filled with painful treatments, unpleasant side effects, invasive tests, and much uncertainty. This is interspersed with periods of boredom, depression and fatigue – making it a very difficult time for the patient and their families. In 2019, the H&CPF provided cancer patients with over 179 hours of home healthcare and one-on-one support. 

Family Plan - Transportation to Those in Need 

For those cancer patients with no means of travel, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation has budgeted a portion of their funding to provide transportation to and from the hospital for treatment and tests. This past year the Foundation provided 1,654 trips. This service continues to be a tremendous benefit for those in need. 


For additional questions, please contact the Foundation Office at: 818.885.5341 Ext. 3 or by email at: JennyZeltser@dignityhealth.org