Friday, January 2, 2009

Financial Assistance

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation Award - Applicants must be a survivor of a catastrophic illness and between the ages of 12 and 21. This is not a scholarship but an essay contest with a prize of $5,000

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund
- Financial assistance for ages 18-40 800-878-9184

CancerCare - offers financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Financial assistance is given in the form of limited grants for certain treatment expenses. Services are provided by oncology social workers and are available in person, over the telephone, and through the agency's Web site. A section of the CancerCare Web site and some publications are available in Spanish, and staff can respond to calls and e-mails in Spanish. Information about financial assistance for all cancers is available at on the Internet or by phone 1-800-813-4673.

CancerCareCopay - If you are insured this organization can help with co-pays.

Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope
- If you are between the ages of 18 and 28 and have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness you can apply for a Life Grant. This is not intended to be used for college but instead in "fulfillment of a dream, goal, or project that you take on to make a difference in your life and the lives of others."

CCC - Seeks to help young adult cancer survivors attend college and has a searchable database of over 3,000 college scholarships.

The Colorectal CareLine - Financial assistance in the amount of $200.00 is available to colorectal cancer patients with specific treatment related expenses and a family income less than $75,000.00 annually.

Copay Relief Fund - Provides limited payment assistance for medicine to insured patients who financially and medically qualify. For more information about the Co-Pay Relief Program, visit the website or call 1–866–512–3861.

Fruits of Life Outreach - Florida only
Fruits of Life Outreach Foundation is a non-profit organization in the works. The mission of this up and coming organization is to provide immediate financial & emotional support to under insured persons with breast cancer in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties.

Healthwell Foundation - 800-675-8416 - Helps with out of pocket costs.

Hope Lodge
Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city

Medicaid and/or Medicare - 800-633-4227

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Needy Meds -
A nonprofit organization that helps people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs. The information at NeedyMeds can be obtained anonymously and is free of charge. NeedyMeds is an information source; it does not supply medications or financial assistance, but helps people find assistance programs and other available resources.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
- 888-477-2669

Patient Access Network Foundation - 866-316-7263

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs - A listing of state by state pharmaceutical assistance programs.

The Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act
In most states it provides Medicaid coverage for treatment to women who have been screened for and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, including precancerous conditions, through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. For more information about eligibility and contacts for this program, just click the link.

The Colorectal Care Line - Offers financial aid through the Financial Aid Fund for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Visit the Colorectal CareLine website or call 1–866–657–8634.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Offers financial aid to patients in significant financial need who have leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma or multiple myeloma. The LLS's “Patient Financial Aid” Web page provides more information about the types of service available, application forms, and eligibility requirements at on the Internet.

The SAMFund
- If you've had cancer, finished treatment, are a US citizen and you're between the ages of 17 and 35 check out the SAMFund. The SAMFund provides grants and scholarships to help young adult survivors move forward with their lives after cancer.

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