About Maureen L. Klein
Maureen Klein was a dedicated nurse who worked at the Abington Surgical Center for 15 years. Maureen continued to work at the surgical center through her own diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Because of her personal understanding of cancer, Maureen was especially able to comfort and support other women who were suffering with the disease. She treated them with exceptional warmth and professionalism and was instrumental in building programs that helped support cancer patients. As a result, she gained the respect of the entire staff, nurses and surgeons alike.
After fighting a long, brave battle, Maureen passed in December of 2005.
It is our mission and honor to carry on Maureen’s spirit of generosity and empathy in supporting women battling cancer.
Your support of the Maureen L. Klein Foundation will directly help more individuals just like these. You can support the foundation by attending one of our events or making a donation. Please join us in alleviating the financial stress of those battling cancer. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Recipient 6 was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer during her second pregnancy. The recipient decided to undergo aggressive chemotherapy once her baby was born. To care for the infant and other young child, the recipient needed the help of her mother who was living in Syria and could not afford airfare to the U.S. The foundation was able to award the recipient round trip airfare for her mother with a physician helping the family obtain the visa.
Recipient 13 elected to have a total hysterectomy and bilateral mastectomy after discovering she was BRACA gene positive. During her recovery, the recipient’s husband was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and required a bone marrow transplant. In order to care for her husband and two autistic children, the recipient was unable to return to work. The Foundation was able to provide an award to assist wih their financial burden.
Recipient 18 lost her job six months prior to her diagnosis of breast cancer and was ineligible for unemployment compensation during her treatment. The family fell behind financially and was evicted from their home. The recipient was forced to live in her car with her family just one week after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy. The Foundation was able to help the recipient with a security deposit for a house for her family including two children and her mother.
Recipient 19 was a 40 year old mother diagnosed with breast cancer. Her child was wheelchair bound with spina bifida who required catheterization every three hours. The recipient was not able to care for her son during her treatment requiring the husband to stay home and care for both. The family fell behind financially and had the water turned off to their home. The Foundation was able to give the water company a check on behalf of the recipient and have the water turned back on immediately.
Developed in 2006 by the staff at Abington Surgical Center, The Maureen Klein Foundation is a 501 (c) non-profit organization funded solely by private donations and fundraising events.
The foundation has consistently identified individuals (most commonly through social workers at Abington Jefferson Hospital) diagnosed with cancer who concurrently have a financial burden. On a case by case basis, the foundation provides a financial award to alleviate that stress. To date, the foundation has been largely sustained by contributions from the employees and affiliated physicians of Abington Surgical Center. We are working to grow the foundation and continue to carry Maureen’s message of courage and empathy through providing multiple financial awards an an annual basis.Donate Now
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The Maureen L. Klein is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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