Cook for Cancer
Cook for Cancer is a program of The Corvallis Clinic Foundation providing dinners for oncology patients and their families as they are undergoing cancer treatments. Cook for Cancer was started by Alexandra Perry, a young girl who used her 12th birthday party at Dream Dinners as a way to give back to cancer patients.
How It Got Started
Miss Perry’s mom is a breast cancer survivor, so she knows what it’s like to live with a family member that is sick and can't make meals.
How Cook for Cancer Works
Miss Perry donates her time and expertise in menu selection, planning and meal preparation for patients and families undergoing chemotherapy treatments of all types of cancer diagnosis, oncology and hematology. Patients are offered the meal choices available and the meals are delivered to the patients homes or given to them at their appointments. Miss Perry assists in organizing the delivery.
How To Request Meals
To request meals through Cook for Cancer, contact Joann Stutzman, RN, 541-768-2376 or Sarah Blanton, LCSW, Project H.E.R. Coordinator, 541-768-2375
What Others Are Saying
“In offering and delivering Dream Dinners to women in the middle of chemotherapy treatments, I feel honored that our community so cares for the needs of these patients. People donating to Cook for Cancer provide encouragement to those who have less than needed energy to shop and cook healthy meals for their families. And I in turn have the privilege of driving to women’s homes and sharing with them the care of our community. Alexandra Perry has initiated this program from her own experience and understanding of the value of each meal prepared and given. The families served are always so grateful for the meal and are totally amazed they are cared for in this way! Thank you and continue to "Cook for Cancer."
Joann Stutzman, RN
Project H.E.R. Nurse Navigator
Raspberries and Roses, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Sept. 7, 2012
Roses to Alexandra Perry, for making life a lot easier for those who have cancer in one of the most fundamental, supportive ways there is: she cooks tasty meals for them. She loves to cook, and while some 15-year-olds might better enjoy spending time with friends, she is cooking take-and-bake meals for strangers who are too ill to cook for themselves or for their families through a program she helped to start when she was 12 called, simply, Cook for Cancer. She isn't there to see people enjoy her meals, but we can imagine that the recipients are grateful for her thoughtful work. And that garlic chicken sounded absolutely delicious.
Read more about Cook for Cancer in the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
How You Can Get Involved
Donations provided to The Corvallis Clinic Foundation help fund the dinners. To donate or volunteer contact Joann Stutzman, RN, 541-768-2376 or Sarah Blanton, LCSW, Project H.E.R. Coordinator, 541-768-2375