We help families in crisis by providing restaurant, gas and grocery gift cards, as well as financial aid to those struggling to meet their physician and hospital co-pays. GYRB works with local physicians to provide these services to patients who need our assistance.
We started the organization as a group of people who wanted to bring families in crisis together through meals. We started out simply collecting and giving out grocery and restaurant gift cards to for cancer patients and their families in the Capital Region of New York. This is a vital part of our mission, as we know that sitting down to a meal together as a family is sometimes not the easiest thing to accomplish, however, great conversations happen at the dinner table.
Our hope for the families we serve is that by having great food at their fingertips, whether by meals delivered to their home or grocery purchases, we are helping bring families together to talk, laugh and maintain a “normal” part of life when life isn’t so normal for them.
As we worked with these families and began to see their full range of needs and challenges, we saw what a financial burden can be created by a cancer diagnosis. Because of this, we expanded our services to financially assist local cancer patients by providing them with gas gift cards to help with transportation costs to and from treatment, as well as physician and hospital copay assistance.
GYRB is a 100% volunteer organization with a mission to help local cancer patients and their families; one patient, one family at a time.