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All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.
Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through Breast Cancer treatment. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has
Origins: As described above, the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation is a non-profit agency that "offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer
The Press of Atlantic City described one cancer patient's experience with the service:
"Your friends will help you with the kids and the food," said Rose Balic, president of Clean Sweep. "But they don't really clean the house."
The foundation screens
[Breast cancer patient Andrea] Raucci found it particularly helpful, saying the noxious fumes from cleaning chemicals would sicken her, and the physical labor of pushing a vacuum or bending down to scrub something became increasingly hard to handle as she went through her cancer treatment.
Raucci filled out an application on Cleaning for a Reason's Web site and received a call the next day about scheduling her cleanups. She has spread the four free cleaning appointments over the course of the year.
"They were extremely thorough," Raucci said. "It really helped a lot."
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