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Hamot Health Foundation Cancer Funds

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Life-Changing Cancer Care, Close to Home


Following the formation of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie, generous donors helped to form the Hamot Health Foundation Cancer Fund and the SLM Breast Cancer Fund at Hamot Health Foundation. Since 2019, the Hamot Health Foundation Cancer Fund has been utilized to advance clinical cancer services at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie, while the Sandra Lynn Martin (SLM) Breast Cancer Fund is designated to meet critical personal needs faced by cancer patients and their loved ones.


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Sandra Lynn Quigley Martin

SLM Breast Cancer Fund

  • All dollars are used for local services — supporting team members, patients, and families here at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Erie
  • Financial supports for cancer patients and families facing financial hardship
  • Prescriptions and copay support
  • Mortgage/rent assistance

Hamot Health Foundation's Cancer Fund

  • Wellness and recovery services
  • Local cancer research and clinical trials
  • Investments in treatment technologies
  • Staff training and development

Patient Testimonials

"Going through my breast cancer journey was stressful enough. This foundation makes things a little less stressful with the help they provided me and my family."
— Theresa, Hillman patient in Erie
“Thank you for helping me. You are super in heart, thought, and deed. When my lights started to dim, you gave me great sunshine and peace toward tomorrow and the future”
— Kathy, Hillman patient in Erie
"You learn to deal with the cancer diagnosis fairly quickly, but in the beginning, your head is spinning. I was swept into a chasm of great uncertainty, unsure what the future would bring and what impact it would have on my family. The help I received reminded me of a former time when neighbors cared for neighbors. The way life used to be - when a person’s community rallied to help them during a time of need. That’s how it felt."
— Leslie, Hillman patient in Erie
"With the help of the SLM grant two of my bills did not go to collection. This was a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. Every morning I wake up with a grateful heart for the help I received."
— Melissa, Hillman patient in Erie

For more information, contact Mark Louis.