It was January 2015.
A time Rebecca Sarver will never forget.
She was told she had small cell ovarian cancer.
“The shock of a lifetime -- I did treatment at UNC and everything was great until this past January,” she said.
The cancer came back.
Sarver recently started immunotherapy.
She says there are days when she just doesn’t have the energy to do basic things.
“Just walking up the stairs and getting in and out of the car, I get winded very easily,” she said.
Something like cleaning her house would be an overwhelming task.
Thanks to a local cleaning service, she doesn’t have to worry about where help will come from.
Maid Right of the Triad, a Piedmont based cleaning company, has partnered with the national nonprofit Cleaning for a Reason to provide free home cleanings for women with cancer.
“We clean their house once a month for four months to help support them as they’re going through those treatments,” said Jim Branyon, owner of Maid Right of the Triad.
Sarver’s house was cleaned by the company for the first time last week.
“Hallelujah! Yes, it was wonderful to come home to a clean house,” Sarver said.
“We know that they’re going through such a stressful time that this would be a load that we can take off and just give them a chance to relax a little bit,” Branyon said.
Cleaning for a Reason works with cleaning companies across the United States.
The non-profit will connect you to a participating company based on your location.
If you’re interested in receiving services, visit Cleaning for a Reason’s website to apply.
Sarver is getting support from her local running community.
Fleet Feet Greensboro is hosting a benefit run for her Sept. 12 at 6:15 p.m.