Fighting Chance is America’s oldest and largest free cancer counseling center that operates on a regional basis, in this case, the Eastern End of Long Island, which is about 600 square miles and largely semi-rural. Because of the regional service model, they can (and do) have a walk-in office in Sag Harbor where patients will find “boots on the ground.” That means licensed healthcare professionals – including a clinical psychologist and oncology social workers – who can meet with the patient in person. Fighting Chance’s mission is to improve the quality of care for cancer patients through the services they offer at no charge to the patient and their family.
During COVID Fighting Chance continues to offer FREE social services, wellness services (i.e., yoga) and navigation by pivoting to on-line virtual counseling and events, as well as continuing to offer FREE transportation to New York City via the Hampton Jitney and to local hospitals, treatment centers and doctors’ offices via Hometown Taxi. Such services are critical especially during these more trying times.