How do I know that PGCS is a legitimate charity?
PGCS was formed as a 501c3 non-profit in 2013 and received their IRS designation in August of 2013. PGCS is a registered non-profit in the State of GA and all records are public. Our EIN number is available upon request.
Who does PGCS assist and how?
PGCS has aligned itself with the clinical nurse oncology navigators at NE GA Medical Center located in Gainesville, GA and the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Atlanta and Marietta, GA. These navigators select the patients whom they feel are most in need of financial assistance as outlined by PGCS guidelines. Assistance is given in the form of a gift card in the amount of $300; non-insured medications are also provided for those requiring assistance and one night's lodging is given to those traveling over 100 miles for surgery.
Where does PGCS get money?
PGCS is an all volunteer organization that takes no salaries and depends entirely on corporate grants, memorial gifts, general private and public donations, and one annual fundraiser to assist others.
Can anyone contact PGCS directly to receive assistance?
No. The nurse oncology navigators know those who need assistance and by their screening, the patient’s confidentiality remains intact.
Who runs PGCS?
PGCS has a Board of Directors consisting of a Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and a Secretary, all of whom have been touched by cancer. Terms are for a length of two (2) years. There is also an advisory Board who assists with various activities. The Board meets once a quarter in a calendar year or as necessary.