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The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Pledges $2 Million to Fight Cancer

Northridge Hospital Foundation receives $2 Million dollar donation in honor of a beloved father who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.  The Harold and Carole Pump Foundation, led by brothers Dana and David Pump, continues to support Cancer Services at Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital.

Over the next four years, $1 Million, half of the 4-year pledge, will fund ongoing cancer programs and services, including free mammograms for the under- and non-insured; home health services; and free transportation to and from the hospital for patients in need.  The additional $1 Million will be utilized for the expansion of the Chemotherapy Infusion Center at the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center.

To date, the Pump Foundation has given $6.2 Million to the Northridge Hospital Foundation for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Cancer Center. "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 brothers are also credited for providing free screenings at their "Reaching Out" Community Health Fairs at Northridge Hospital for the underserved community. These health fairs attract hundreds of people who receive free breast, cervical, prostate and skin cancer screenings in addition to free blood pressure, blood glucose and diabetes testing.

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. As a result of this ongoing generosity, Northridge Hospital has served thousands of people and aided in the treatment, education and care for all levels of cancer.

         

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 2015, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Outreach Program attended 95 community events and educated 7,482 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 2015, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation provided 500 people with the following 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 2015, the H&CPF provided cancer patients with over 1,095 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 1,747 trips. This service continues to be a tremendous benefit for those in need. 

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