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.

 

FREE Flights for Cancer Patients

  Before our cancer “experience”, I had absolutely no idea there existed organizations that fly cancer patients to and from long distance treatments FREE of charge.  Fortunately, we learned about the Corporate Angel Network when we needed this service most…. they flew us from Houston, TX to Washington, DC (courtesy of Verizon Wireless’ corporate jet- THANK YOU...


got Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? get to The National CML Society

  The National CML Society is an INCREDIBLE- and I mean TRULY INCREDIBLE- resource for anyone diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML  (also known as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia).   How can The National CML Society help me? CML is one of the more rare forms of leukemia...


FREE Home-Delivered Meals to Breast Cancer Patients Living in NJ & MA

  To help ease the stress of daily living, CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, Meals On Wheels & EISAI Women’s Oncology Program have joined forces to deliver FREE meals to breast cancer patients living in selected areas of New Jersey and Massachusetts.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…...


FREE Fertility Medications for Female Cancer Patients

  If you are a woman of reproductive age & a US citizen who has received a new cancer diagnosis and wish to undergo fertility preservation PRIOR to the start of cancer treatment, you can now receive certain FREE fertility medications.   Walgreens and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. are collaborating to provide free access...


FREE Wigs for Breast Cancer Patients in Arizona

The Live and Give Foundation, Inc. aka ‘Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!’ offers free wigs to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who live in Arizona through their “Wig Out Program”.  Whether you have insurance coverage for wigs or not, the Live & Give Foundation’s Wig Out Program will pay up to...


The Joy Bus Feeds Cancer Patients in Arizona (Maricopa County only)

  Finding the time cook a yummy, healthy, home-cooked meal when a loved one is battling cancer is no easy task.  So often times, friends and family members will start delivering prepared meals and gift cards to restaurants to help out.  But if you live in Maricopa County, Arizona, you...


If You’re a Breast Cancer Survivor & a Bride-To-Be, Read On…

Once a year, The Wedding Pink presents one couple whose lives have been recently touched by breast cancer with a FREE dream wedding, valued at $30,000.  OMG! So amazing!!   Founder Cheryl Ungar is a 21-year breast cancer survivor and a wedding photographer.  She has put together an extraordinary team of some of Colorado’s...


Creating Everlasting Memories for Kids Who Will Lose a Parent to Cancer

  Sadly & horribly (understatements of the century), there are times when the chemo doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do or when a cancer is found too late and there is little hope of a cure.  In such instances, the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation helps send families on...


Angel Foundation Helps When Cancer Strikes (in Minnesota)

  If you’re an adult who has been diagnosed with cancer, live in Minnesota and are in need of financial assistance, check out Angel Foundation.  Since its inception, Angel Foundation has provided thousands of dollars in non-medical emergency financial assistance such as food, gas, utilities and rent or mortgage payments....


Financial Assistance for Pediatric Sarcoma Patients from Dani’s Foundation

Dani’s Foundation not only funds research in hopes of finding the cause of and a cure for pediatric sarcoma, but they can also lend financial assistance to those patients & families who are financially struggling due to a sarcoma diagnosis & treatment.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always...




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