Free Home Cleaning Services for Cancer Patients

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Free Home Cleaning Services for Cancer Patients

An East Tennessee cleaning company is helping cancer patients have one less thing to worry about while they undergo treatment.

Evan Johnson, WBIR, October 6, 2013 – Knoxville’s Two Maids & A Mop has partnered with Cleaning For A Reason, a national non-profit foundation that has helped more than

[16,000] women with cancer since it was established in 2006. Cleaning For A Reason partners with maid services throughout the United States and Canada to give the gift of free house cleanings to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.

Barbara Sears of Knoxville is an eight-year breast cancer survivor. She didn’t take advantage of the free home cleaning service, but was thrilled when she heard about it.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing for the cleaning company to do that because if you have no one to help you it makes a big difference,” Sears said.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Sears immediately began chemotherapy and radiation.

“It was a rough road. It just zaps all of your energy,” she said. “You have other symptoms that are going on with it, but for about a week you’re just worn out, like you’ve been fighting.”

Sears said during her treatment it was a major challenge to do simple things, like place plates in overhead cabinets.

“You want to do things and you see things that need to be done, but you have no energy,” said Sears.

“[Cleaning For A Reason] is a way to help them so they can focus on their health and they don’t have to worry about how their house looks,” said Kathy Cohoon, assistant manager for Two Maids & A Mop.

Cancer patients receive two free hours of home cleaning.

Cohoon said the crews wiping away some of the stress for cancer patients truly understand just how important those services are to the women.

“My grandmother is getting over breast cancer. She’s a breast cancer survivor. That was a long journey for her and I know she really could have used a service like this at her time,” said Cohoon.

To find out more about Cleaning For A Reason and to sign-up for the free cleaning service, visit http://www.cleaningforareason.org/.

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For full story, see http://www.wbir.com/story/news/health/2013/10/06/free-home-cleaning-services-for-cancer-patients/2929191/

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8 Comments

  1. Marco Travis October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    It is great to hear that cancer patients are able to receive free home cleaning. It is such a great idea.

  2. Window cleaning texas October 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I love what you are doing , keep up the good work !!!!

  3. Curtis -- Carpet Cleaner October 26, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Wow, this is a great mission. Cancer patients really need help on their home cleaning chores, especially when they are on a recovering stage. Keep it up!

  4. Arlene Catena May 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    My name is Arlene Catena and I am a cancer patient. The chemo is really wearing me out. I live in Cape Coral. Florida. I don’t know how to sign up for free cleaning service. If someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.

    • Linda Proskey May 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      Arlene, Go to our website http://www.cleaningforareason.org and click on the patients tab up at the top and then on the apply tab. Complete the short application. If you wish you can contact us directly at 877-337-3348.

  5. alice July 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    i’m currently going through chemo treatment for colon cancer; filled out your application a few weeks ago to see if I can get some help with some light house cleaning but received a response saying there’s no companies in my area (san diego); however, I looked through your list of service companies and there are a few companies who service the entire San Diego area…wish you could look into this.

    thank you

    • Darla Sanches August 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      Alice, please contact us at 877-337-3348 to discuss. Thank you

  6. LOUISE MCLAURIN August 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    i have thyroid cancer and non-hodgkins lymphoma, I just had my thyroid out and it is hard to talk. I am looking for house cleaning for a small apartment.

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