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People diagnosed with a cancer in the U.S.
A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.
- Facilitates communication and collaboration among member organizations
- Provides information via the website regarding existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations
- Advocates on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
Child or adult in active cancer treatment in the US
Partners with local maid services to provide a professional house cleaning for individuals currently being treated for cancer.
Individuals in the United States with looking for assistance in finding a Community Action Agency
Community Action Agencies (CAA) are local non-profit organizations intended to promote self-sufficiency, primarily funded through the federal government. Programs administered include Head Start services for children, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) utility grants, Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grants, and other emergency financial assistance and community services.
- Use the website to search by zip code or call to find your local agency
Families in the US whose child under the age of 18, or dependent mentally and physically handicapped adult child, has passed away
To provide financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child.
- Families may use online form to apply for assistance.
Any adult who is looking to raise funds using a community-powered fundraising platform.
GoFundMe helps people help each other by using a community-powered fundraising platform to raise money for anything you or your loved one may need during your health journey, even beyond the cost of care.
- With GoFundMe, you can easily start a fundraiser, share it with your friends and family, and give them the ability to support you financially.
Disclaimer: GoFundMe has a fee of 2.9% plus $.30 for each donation. There are possible ramifications, including financial, that everyone should be aware of before starting a medical Crowdfunding campaign. Find more information here. GoFundMe is not affiliated with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Individuals and families facing cancer in the United States
To improve the lives of those affected by cancer
- Offers financial assistance to individuals with blood cancer; see website for eligibility criteria.
- Offers comfort kits to individuals with any type of cancer.
- Provides HeadtoHead peer support services to individuals with any type of cancer.
- Provides additional local support services and resources in Philadelphia, PA and New York area hospitals.
Transplant patients or those with catastrophic injury or illness
To support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illness.
- Will help a patient develop a fundraising strategy to help with medical bills, insurance, household expenses, transportation, etc. Call for details regarding fees related to donations.
Families whose child is under the age of 21 and diagnosed with a pediatric cancer before age 18
To be a leader in childhood cancer research and advocacy while providing financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling cancer.
- Provides financial assistance for a variety of needs to pediatric cancer families while the child is undergoing treatment; social worker from treatment facility must apply on behalf of the family
- Works with funeral homes to provide assistance towards memorial costs for children whose battle with cancer has ended
- Funds pediatric cancer research.
Individuals in the US without the resources to obtain eyeglasses
To provide eyeglasses to individuals in need
- Provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses at no cost to individuals who meet the income guidelines. It is optimal for social service agencies/health advocates to apply on a client’s behalf or individuals may directly apply themselves. Call or see website for additional details.
Residents of the United States with a diagnosis of AML
To promote awareness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and the vital need for bone marrow donors, and to provide financial and emotional support to AML patients.
- Offers financial assistance grant to AML patients in active treatment through the Katie Wesley Fund.