CARE-Net, sponsored by the Cancer CARE Fund of the Foundation of FirstHealth, is a program of volunteer advocacy and support group for patients and families in our communities who are living with cancer. At our center we provide cancer care, treatment, therapy and support for patients in the Pinehurst, Sanford, Raeford, Laurinburg, Lumberton, Troy and Rockingham regions of North Carolina and beyond.
CARE-Net is a kind of “buddy system,” which pairs specially trained volunteers with patients who need a sympathetic ear, emotional support, or help with accessing community resources. CARE-Net volunteers, who are often cancer survivors themselves, frequently recognize needs of patients and families, and help connect them with available resources. The Foundation of FirstHealth Cancer CARE Fund provides direct support to patients for their needs including medication assistance, transportation assistance and the purchase of cancer-related items such as prostheses, wigs and nutritional supplements.