The Dr. Dennis Scranton Fund was established after the passing of Dr. Scranton, who died in an automobile accident near Fairfield in 2003. Through the Dr. Dennis Scranton Memorial Fund, your generous donation can benefit local residents who have ongoing expenses related to active cancer treatments at a recognized treatment center. His widow, Tracy Scranton, said her husband had often expressed the need for a fund of this type. He recognized that patients had trouble funding their cancer treatments and related travel expenses to go and seek treatment. In the past year, $12,500 was given out to help cancer patients with travel costs, etc.
The fund is totally dependent on donations by the public. The fund is limited to patients receiving active treatment for cancer such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. The fund is administered and overseen by the WORKS board at Wayne-White Electric, which also administers the Operation Round-up Kare and Share program through the electric cooperative.
If you or a family member dealing with cancer is interested in receiving funds, there is an application process. Qualified recipients can receive up to $750 in assistance in a calendar year to benefit their needs in seeking cancer treatment. If you wish to donate to the Dennis Scranton Memorial Cancer Fund, you can send your financial gift to the Dennis Scranton Memorial Fund, PO Box 700, Fairfield, IL 62837 or drop off your donation at the Wayne-White Electric office in Fairfield. If you have questions about the program, you can call us at (618) 842-2196 or visit our WORKS Program page for more info.