PearlPoint Launches Summer Giving Program to Raise Funds for the Launch of New “Eat to Fight” Video Series

July 9, 2014

A Donation of Just $10 Will Help PearlPoint Reach a $20,000 Goal

When we're healthy and hungry, eating is a pleasure. But for cancer survivors – especially those in treatment – it’s often a different story. Some common side effects from cancer treatment include: changes in taste and smell, sore mouth, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, nausea, lactose intolerance, diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue. Some survivors may not eat regularly. Weight gain or loss—even malnutrition—is common.

“It's not surprising, then, that the most common questions we get from cancer survivors are about how to manage the nutritional side effects of cancer,” said PearlPoint’s Registered Dietitian, Margaret Martin. “We are constantly working to help these cancer survivors ‘Eat to Fight’.”

In response, PearlPoint is working to develop and launch a new video series designed to help cancer survivors "Eat to Fight" their treatment side effects. Now, PearlPoint announces a new summer giving program to help raise the $20,000 needed to finish the video project.

“To help us launch this new video series, we are asking our supporters give a gift of as little as $10, which is about the cost of a typical restaurant lunch,” said Martin. “All we ask is that you choose a day to skip your usual restaurant lunch, and then donate the money you’ve saved to the “Eat to Fight” video project. And, of course, we ask that you ask your friends and families to do the same.”

A sample video in the series has been released to show what the donations will help PearlPoint make available to cancer patients and their caregivers. To see that video, click here.

To participate in the fundraiser, go to https://www.pearlpoint.org/donate and follow the directions on the page.