When you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the burden can be overwhelming. Faced with major medical decisions, concerns for long-term side effects and the financial toll is a major disruption to life itself. Fortunately there is support out there. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to find. We’re hoping the list below will help. All have been updated and vetted as of July 2023.
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Ellie Fund– (Massachusetts only)- Provides gift cards to local grocery stores, assistance with transportation, light housekeeping, childcare reimbursement, prepared meals, massage and acupuncture to those with breast cancer.
Sharsheret– Provides breast cancer and ovarian cancer support for patients and families in the way of counseling, education and financial support. Uniquely addresses concerns of Jewish women but will assist people of all faiths.
Family Reach– Financial support for families facing a cancer diagnosis.
Susan G. Komen– Financial support and resources for caregivers and patients living with breast cancer.
Cancer Research Life Foundation– Offers education and a variety of financial assistance for all or some expenses related to cancer treatment. These costs can include airfare, accommodations, expenses related to treatments, and the treatment itself.
Cancer Care– Services include resource navigation, counseling and support groups, workshops, financial assistance.
Grateful Friends Program– Financial assistance and support for adults living with cancer.
Vital Options International– International program aimed at providing education and supporting the financial needs of those suffering with chronic, terminal and rare health issues.
Iron Stone Farm (New England)- offers therapeutic programs for those who have experienced trauma of all kinds including serious illness.
Joe Andruzzi Foundation– (New England) serves patients of all ages by the way of grants who have fallen on financial and emotional hardships as a result of a cancer diagnosis.
Join the Flock– Gifts mortgage payments to cancer families in need.
Expect Miracles Fund– For young adult survivors. Surviving and Moving Forward [SAMFund] grants serve as a financial bridge to help young adult survivors regain their financial footing after expensive cancer treatment and move forward towards their personal, professional and academic goals.
Cancer Cartel– National program provides grants for unmet expenses for those in active cancer treatment or within 12 months of their diagnosis.
Bright Spot Network– Bright Spot Network serves families where a parent, or primary caregiver, of a preschool-age kid (ages 0-6 or pregnant at the time of diagnosis) has cancer. Provides grants and support groups for parents and their children.
Mom Bomb– Provides meals, cleaning services, and grants for moms battling cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer– Support and financial resources for those with breast cancer.
One Mission– Financial relief and housing assistance programs reduce the financial burden pediatric cancer places on families.
Camp Casco (Massachusetts)- Provides camps for children with cancer and beyond their treatment
Camp Kesem– (locations across the US)- Provides support and camps for children whose parents have or have had cancer.
Camp Sunshine (southern Maine)- Free camp offered year round for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. Provides on-site medical support and bereavement sessions.
YMCA– Provides free memberships for cancer patients and their families at participating facilities as well as survivorship programs as well as free camp offerings for children. Search for cornerstone or livestrong programs to start.
On Belay– (new england)- Using adventure programs, support is offered to youth who have or have had a loved one with cancer.
Look Good Feel Better– Free virtual or in-person beauty sessions and online resources for those with cancer.
EBeauty– National wig exchange for cancer patients.
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