Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Jefferson Health Launch the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine & Cancer Survivorship
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson received a $3 million development donation from education and healthcare philanthropists Esperanza and David Neu to establish the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship. The Center will serve as a comprehensive resource for psychosocial care and research, ensuring patients feel supported and emotionally healthy as they confront and recover from cancer.
In celebration of the establishment of the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship, an event was held to recognize and formalized the $3 million gift from Esperanza and David Neu. The gift was inspired by David’s own fight with cancer and his experience of psychosocially-informed care at Jefferson.
The Center is meant as a strategic investment in the future of cancer care, as the quickening pace of research breakthroughs means better treatments and more survivors. But diseases like cancer afflict more than organs: they disrupt the whole person and the lives of those who love them. The Center’s aim is comprehensive care that helps patients and families to not just survive cancer but to rebuild a thriving life in remission.
The event was attended by the couple’s friends, as well as the staff and caregivers who were part of David’s amazing recovery and who will now serve in the Neu Center.