Financial Assistance

Cancer, like any chronic illness, can cause financial stress and even bankruptcy.  In this section, you can read about organizations that help ease the financial burden brought on by this diagnosis.  Some provide assistance with living expenses; while others help cover medical expenses or provide supplies at no cost.  Some provide travel assistance or cover travel-related expenses, grant academic scholarships and even make “wishes” come true.

 

Financial Assistance from Walk In My Shoes Cancer Foundation

    If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are having a hard time making ends meet, check out the Walk In My Shoes Foundation. Walk In My Shoes Foundation assists cancer patients with paying rent, mortgages, utility bills, medication, purchasing gas cards, buying groceries, etc.  To qualify for assistance, which is...


If You’ve Been Touched By Breast Cancer & Are Planning A Wedding, Read On…

  It’s that time of year again when The Wedding Pink presents one couple whose lives have been recently touched by breast cancer with a FREE dream wedding, valued between $30,000- $40,000.  OMG! So amazing!!   Founder Cheryl Ungar is a 23-year breast cancer survivor and a wedding photographer.  She has put together an extraordinary...


Wish Fulfillment Organizations for People With Cancer

  Some wishes can come true.  Just ask anyone who has worked with one of the organizations listed below as they work to make wishes come true for people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Some work specifically to grant wishes of children; others with adults; and still others for families who...


Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Cancer

  Meet GUEST BLOGGER Ram Meyyappan. Ram is the senior editor and manager of the Social Security Disability Help website.  Social Security Disability Help contains information on how to apply for disability with over 400 conditions, helpful tips, FAQs along with an extensive disability glossary.   If you are a parent...


FREE Dream Wedding for Breast Cancer Survivors

  It’s that time of year again when The Wedding Pink presents one couple whose lives have been recently touched by breast cancer with a FREE dream wedding, valued between $30,000- $40,000.  OMG! So amazing!!   Founder Cheryl Ungar is a 22-year breast cancer survivor and a wedding photographer.  She has put together an extraordinary...


Financial Assistance for Young Adult Cancer Survivors (Applications Due July 19)

  Common challenges facing many 20 & 30 year olds include paying off school loans, finding a job, securing health insurance and learning to live on their own.  These challenges are often compounded if there’s a history of cancer. When many young adults are finished with treatment, medical bills may have...


Financial Assistance For Cancer Patients Who Can Not Work Due to Cancer Treatments

  The financial hardship that a diagnosis of cancer can bring has the potential to be tremendous.  Many people are unable to work during treatments and without income, it is difficult for many to cover their every day living expenses not to mention all of the added expenses related to...


Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

  The Butterfly Fund (created by The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) provides financial assistance to needy families of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Who qualifies for financial assistance from The Butterfly Fund? Families of children and young adults with brain or spinal cord tumors who have an unmet financial...


Covering the Cost of a Bone Marrow Transplant

  Approximately 50,000 blood and marrow transplants are performed worldwide each year to treat children and adults with over 70 illnesses.*  The emotional aspects of a transplant can be overwhelming (understatement of the century) and the financial burden can be devastating as many patients find their insurance does not cover all...




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