National Organization Offers Free House Cleaning for Women with Cancer
Chemotherapy can cause extreme fatigue, weakness, and cognitive disorders. For the thousands of women fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, even light housekeeping can be too much to handle during their treatment. In order to help keep chemotherapy patients’ houses clean and running, one organization is stepping up to offer help.
Cleaning for a Reason is partnering with 1,200 housekeeping services across the United States and Canada to offer free housekeeping services to any woman undergoing chemotherapy. Eligible patients can receive one general house cleaning session per month for up to four consecutive months. To qualify, you must apply online and a participating housekeeping service in your area must be available.
If the site matches you with a participating local maid service, you will need to provide proof of your treatment through a note from your physician. After verification, you can schedule your first cleaning through the housekeeping service. To date, nearly 20,000 women have received free cleaning services, valued at over $5.5 million.
Woman 19 years of age and older with any type of cancer can find out more by visiting www.cleaningforareason.org. Additionally, if you own a cleaning service and wish to participate, the website has information on how to get involved.
Cancer and Chemotherapy Can Result in Disabling Conditions
For many cancer patients who qualify for disability benefits, it is not the cancer per se that causes their inability to work, but rather then effects of chemotherapy. If you can no longer work or conduct regular life needs such as housecleaning and self-care, you may qualify for disability benefits. Disability Help Group offers free consultations on how to obtain the benefits you are entitled to. Just contact us online or call us at 1-(800)-800-3332 to schedule a consultation with our disability advocates!