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Cancer and Patient Services Program

Many people undergoing treatment for cancer find it difficult to perform routine chores and feats involving physical strength. The Cancer and Patient Services Program (CAPS) sends Dartmouth student volunteers to the homes of people living with cancer on weekends when school is in session.

Photo: Dartmouth College student with a person with cancer This program seeks to aid individuals and families affected by cancer who live within 60 miles of Dartmouth College. Past projects have included raking leaves, cleaning gutters, stacking wood, shoveling snow, moving furniture, and food shopping. All of these services are provided for free for patients with cancer and their families who do not have the time or energy to attend to these tasks themselves.

To schedule a visit from a CAPS volunteer, contact Patient and Family Support Services at (603) 650-7751 or via email at cancersupport@hitchcock.org.