Thank you for your interest in Chemo Crew
Founded by ovarian cancer survivor, Bridgette Eilers in 2011. Chemo Crew works closely with hospitals and other providers who specialize in cancer and chemotherapy services.
Cancer patients and their families experience a great deal of uncertainty during cancer and treatment options. After Bridgette journeyed through cancer and chemotherapy treatment, she realized the importance of support from a survivor. Her goal is to provide resources and support to bridge the gap between available serves and practical tips that will offer comfort during treatment.
According to the 2012 California Cancer Registry in Stanislaus County, more than 2000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Many of these people will have family and friends who will offer them support; others will be walking this journey alone.
Chemo Crew is made up from over 60 volunteers and staff (many of whom are cancer survivors) in the Stanislaus county area. We offer tips, tools, hope, and help to cancer patients—whether they have any other support or not—throughout the community.
Chemo Crew is available for free individual consultation to help patients connect with the community resources and support they may need.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any inquiries or questions. Again, thank you.
The Chemo Kit
is designed to offer support for cancer patients going through chemotherapy treatment. The kit was created to help patients have practical tips and tools that will help offer them support as they go through some of the common side effects of treatment. The items that are included in the kit are:
- Information from the American Cancer Society—registration form and general chemotherapy information
- Eating Hints booklet from National Cancer Institute
- “50 Days of Hope” Book
- Treatment Planner—designed to help you keep track of medication, symptoms, food journal, appointments, important contact information, and notes.
- Reusable insulated tumbler with screw tight lid and straw—one of the best things you can do is to drink lots of water!
- Sickness Bag
- Candies to help with metal mouth
- Rice Wrap—this is a great tool that could be used as a heating pad or an ice pack to help with aches and pains from treatment
- Local community resources and event information
- Note: We also have upon request a book for patients that are going through Breast Cancer and have children that may be having a hard time understanding what their mommy is going through (Why My Mommy?). Also Bibles and encouraging scriptures to help them through this difficult time
These kits are FREE to cancer patients. If you live in the Stanislaus or San Joaquin County area, we would love to get a Chemo Kit to you. Please connect with us. Thank you.