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 Headwrap or Scarf for Cancer Patients

Good Wishes provides one FREE head covering to women experiencing thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment.  Amazing, right?! Laura Erickson, CEO/President of The Finest Accessories Inc, created “Good Wishes“, a nonprofit organization providing scarves or head wraps to anyone experiencing hair loss or thinning as a result of...


The Little Things Make the Biggest Difference

  The Little Things For Cancer (aka The Little Things) has one mission… to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers.  The “little things” they help with are actually “big things” to people dealing with cancer. They will help out in any way they can… meeting whatever...


FREE 2nd Opinion for Californians

ATTN: RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA   Free Second Opinions For Diagnosed Patients in California Check out The Second Opinion… they provide FREE 2nd opinions to adults in California diagnosed with cancer.  Their mission is to help patients make more informed decisions about their cancer & treatment options.   And you don’t just get...


What are Co-Pay Relief Programs?

Co-Pay Relief Programs help people who have private insurance (or Medicare part D) but cannot afford their co-pays.  No matter how much money you have, the out-of-pockets expenses associated with cancer can be tremendous.  Even though we had excellent insurance coverage, we still racked up hundreds & hundreds of dollars a...

Need Chemo? Got Answers! This is a MUST Read

I am so excited about this AMAZING organization that was created to help cancer patients & their caregivers navigate through the scary world of chemotherapy. Chemo101 (newly founded in 2010) is a one-stop resource for essential, accurate & objective information on chemotherapy and listings of FREE services for cancer patients.  They...

$$$$$ for College

  There are tons of scholarships available to help college & graduate school-bound students who have been affected by cancer.  And “affected by cancer” applies not only to cancer patients & cancer survivors, but also to children of cancer patients or survivors & to students who have lost a parent...


Amazing Resource for Brain Cancer Patients

  I just learned about Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), an incredible organization completely devoted to educating patients about brain cancer and fundraising for brain tumor research.  Check them out… they have tons a GREAT info on their site to help anyone affected by brain cancer.  Here’s just a few of the amazing...


Take Me Home, Angel Bus

Yet Another Travel Assistance Resource For Patients With Financial Aid Needs! I just learned about an amazing organization that provides yet another much-needed FREE service to cancer patients & their families.  Angel Bus provides FREE, non-emergency, ground transportation to patients in need.  They will drive you to & from your long...




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