For many years, the team at the Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. has been operating from tiny quarters located at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Linco Road between Stevensville and Bridgman. Now, however, in order to more effectively and efficiently serve those suffering from cancer's effects, the service will be moving next month to the Marie Yeager Cancer Center on Hollywood Road in Royalton Township.
Nancy Church, the CEO of Berrien County Cancer Service, tells us moving day is Friday, September 14th, and her team will relocate from the current office at 7301 Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville to the 2nd floor at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center which is located at 3900 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph.
Church tells us, "We will continue to offer the same great services to our community and will remain an independent nonprofit organization, however, we need to spread the word about this move since many people utilize our services including our loan closet and need to be aware of the office location change in order to pick up or return borrowed items."
Anybody with questions regarding the move or the services offered by the BCCS team is asked to call their office at 269-429-3281.
The Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. provides a unique nursing service for the people of Berrien County, by specializing in skilled home nursing care for cancer patients and those with related serious illnesses at no cost.
The mission of the Berrien County Cancer Service is to provide compassionate in-home skilled nursing care and supportive resources for those affected by cancer or related illnesses in Southwest Michigan.
BCCS has operated in the community for 70 years, having been founded in 1948. In addition to their nursing care services, they have an extensive loan closet of medical equipment and supplies offered at no cost; including nutritional supplements and wound management supplies as well as incontinence products. They have a wig/turban boutique and offer breast cancer patients special products as well. Additionally, they currently offer support groups for education and emotional support and also attend and support many local healthcare fairs.
BCCS services are available to all of those living in Berrien County who have had a cancer or related serious illness as diagnosed by a licensed physician.
A United Way agency, BCCS relies on generous donors for a good portion of their operating expenses through events like the annual "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser and the upcoming "Team Up Against Cancer" event where you can show your support for those experiencing cancer, those at risk and the brave survivors who are family, friends and neighbors that have and are battling cancer. You can learn more about that event by clicking the link below: