New agreement extends breast cancer patient support services throughout region
The Step Sisters—a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer—are proud to announce an agreement with Reston Hospital Center enabling them to provide support services to the center’s breast cancer patients. This step marks the fifth partner hospital in the Northern Virginia region for The Step Sisters.
Working with local hospitals, The Step Sisters offer quality of life services designed to ease the worries of breast cancer patients. Nurse navigators working directly with the patients allocate Step Sister funds to those that need specific services such as transportation, house cleaning, child care, healthy meal/fresh food delivery and pet services.
“We are pleased to extend our services to those patients receiving treatment at Reston Hospital Center,” states Angela Fuentes, President of The Step Sisters. “Our mission is to not only ease a patient’s mind during treatment, but also to ensure that no circumstance, such as a lack of transportation keeps her from her treatment plan.”
Located adjacent to Reston’s Town Center, Reston Hospital Center serves residents in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun counties. As Breast Care Nurse Navigator Laurie Rudolph explains, “There is a gap in quality of life services that has now been filled by the Step Sisters organization. Reston Hospital Center is so excited to partner with them to provide much needed support to our breast cancer patients.”
The Step Sisters hold several annual fundraising events with their largest, the Ribbon Run taking place each April.
For more information about the Step Sisters, please visit www.stepsisters.org.