Attention Virginia Cancer Specialists Patients: There is a system outage and certain functions, such as scheduling, may not be available today. We will call patients to schedule any upcoming appointments when the system is back online. Our clinics remain open and previously scheduled appointments will continue as planned. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Heroes Behind the Seams

Virginia Cancer Specialists Practice Blog

April 03, 2020
Virginia Cancer Specialists » VCS Practice News » Blog Post » Heroes Behind the Seams

Like so many others in our healthcare community, Virginia Cancer Specialists recently found ourselves in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to help protect our medical oncology clinical team, and our patients in need, we decided to try to optimize our PPE supply, and procure additional facemasks. We posted a news message on our website and shared it on social media asking for volunteers to produce homemade facemasks. We were hopeful that we would receive a handful of responses, however we were not prepared for the amazing support we received. After posting the news post on our website, we had reached over 2000 people and had over 500 shares on Facebook in the first 24 hours. Since then, we have received a non-stop outpouring of support from those in our community that want to help, to include some of our very own patients (former and current), their caregivers and family members. Our liaisons have since been busy gathering homemade facemasks all across the Northern Virginia Metro Area and delivering them to our new PPE Command Center. Here are a few photos of these “Heroes Behind the Seams”.


thumbnail of Heroes behind the seams story new