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Financial Support

Before visiting the organizations featured below, check out what you will need to complete each organization’s application. They may require information like patient ID#, social security #, specific clinical diagnosis, an invoice or more.

Before going to the organization’s website, click on additional info for a summary that will help you determine if you should continue to the website.

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American Cancer Society
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Transportation:

Road To Recovery program available in certain communities

Who is eligible? Anyone receiving cancer-related treatments and caregivers may be allowed also

Lodging:

Hope Lodge available in over 30 communities in the US and Puerto Rico. Check ACS site for more information.

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Good Days
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Patients with many different cancers.

How much can be awarded? The amount varies based on availability of the specific disease fund. Funds are for co-pays, travel, premiums and diagnostic testing.

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HealthWell Foundation
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Patients with many different cancers.

How much can be awarded? The amount varies based on availability of the specific disease fund. Funds are for co-pays, premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses

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Kylee’s Dancing Angels
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Sarcoma patients.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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Financial Help:

For patients with blood cancer

Co-pay Assistance: Amount varies by disease fund

Patient Aid Program:

One-time $100 stipend for non-medical expenses

Urgent Needs Programs: Provides $500 for non-medical expenses

Transportation/Housing:

Susan Lang Pay it Forward Patient Assistance Travel Assistance Programs: Transportation and housing. A $500 grant if eligible

Susan Lang Pre-Car T-Cell therapy. Eligible patients can receive a $2500 grant for transportation and housing

NORD
National Organization for Rare Diseases
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Patients with a number of different diseases including many cancers.

How much can be awarded? These programs provide medication, financial assistance with insurance premiums and co-pays, diagnostic testing assistance, and travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists.

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One Mission
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Children with cancer

  • Pediatric Resource Program: for low-income families to help with food, shelter, transportation and health insurance.
  • Pediatric Extraordinary Needs: financial help for needs that present barriers to treatment.
  • Parking Assistance Program: helps with the cost of extensive parking costs.
  • Housing: assistance for those staying in the Boston, MA area.
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PAN Foundation
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Patients with a number of different diseases including many cancers.

How much can be awarded? The amount varies based on availability of the specific disease fund. Funds are for medication, co-pays, travel, and insurance premiums.

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SUSAN G. KOMEN
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Financial Help:

Find information about financial assistance programs, including those for prescription drugs and other medical costs, transportation, lodging, and child and elder care.

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United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Children who need financial assistance for medical expenses not covered or not fully covered.

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Fund Finder

FundFinder helps you quickly find financial assistance from charitable foundations.

Additional Info
We often hear from patients and providers how difficult it is to track whether a patient assistance program is available. The PAN Foundation’s FundFinder app is a free resource that provides this information in one place and notifies you when a disease fund opens at any of the charitable patient assistance foundations.

FundFinder also provides a listing of patient advocacy organizations for each disease state so users can find additional support services.

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Beunintimidated
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Who is eligible: patients with peritoneal carcinoma-appendix cancer (PCMA) and other rare cancers. Assistance is for travel expenses.
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Mesothelioma Hope
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Who is eligible: patients with mesothelioma

Organization will help these patients find financial assistance for medical expenses including travel, compensation for lost wages and basic living expenses.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation
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Patient Advocate Foundation
Bright Spot Network
Helping families through cancer
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Who is eligible: Anyone who is currently in treatment or within a year of ending treatment for cancer AND is a primary guardian or caregiver of a child 0-6 years of age or is pregnant.

Grants are $500

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Cancercare

Phone: 800-813-4673
Cancer | Support Groups, Counseling, Education & Financial Assistance (cancercare.org)

Additional Info

Who is eligible: Anyone in active treatment for cancer

You have to live in the US or Puerto Rico

You have to meet the Federal Poverty Guidelines:

  • 48 Continous States-Single $14,800 add $5140 for each person in the household
  • Alaska-Single $18,210 add $6430 for each person in the household
  • Hawaii-Single $16,770 add $5910 for each person in the household
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Project Purple
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  • Open to cancer patients currently undergoing treatment and residing in the United States or
  • Patients experiencing post-treatment complications or
  • Patients in remission and facing consistent medical care for status maintenance

Purple Project will pay bills by paying lenders directly, they do not reimburse or pay patients.

Grants are 1x and patients can apply every 12 months

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Cancer in the Family Relief Fund
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They provide $300-500 grants for extra-curricular activities for children whose parents are struggling with cancer

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Expect Miracles Foundation SAMFund
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Provides financial grants to young adult cancer survivors twice a year. Recipients must be….

  • 21-39 years of age
  • Not tax dependent
  • Did not receive a SAMFund grant in the previous cycle
  • Have not received two or more SAMFund grants previously
  • Must have completed treatment with no evidence of active disease
  • One year passed planned therapy with stable disease
  • In remission and on hormonal therapy, long term targeted therapy or immunotherapy
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C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association
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Financial Help:

Who is Eligible? Families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or a chronic blood disorder and are receiving treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, NY. C.U.R.E. will pay vendors directly for many living expenses.

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