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If you need help financial, check these valuable resources that offer assistance to help handle the financial burden of being diagnosed with MBC.
Our mission is to provide funding for medical, wellness, and beauty services to women under the age of 40 that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or have tested positive for the BRCA gene. We focus on a woman's whole being in order to empower, foster hope, and improve the quality of life for women in the face of this disease.
Good Days provides financial support for those with chronic and life-altering diseases, allowing them to receive treatment where otherwise unaffordable. We even offer, in some cases, additional financial assistance for health insurance premiums and treatment-related travel expenses.
Our mission is to help minimize the financial burden associated with breast cancer for patients & survivors by providing direct financial support to them so that they can focus on recovery & quality of life. Our mission is to make sure that the legacy of Betty Wood lives on. We have received 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to Remember Betty are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID available upon request.
The Ellie Fund is honored to provide assistance to breast cancer patients residing in and/or receiving treatment in Massachusetts. Through our Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program and Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Program, we provide critical support services free of charge to help relieve a breast cancer patient’s burden while in treatment. Services include:
Integrative therapy services including acupuncture and oncology massage for metastatic patients
Our support goes beyond services. Here at the Ellie Fund we pride ourselves on our deep commitment and compassion to the healing and recovery of each breast cancer patient we serve.
Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones access to mental health therapy and family support. This includes access to both traditional and non-traditional methods of psychological counseling.
Enabling those in need to “Live Inspired. Feel Empowered.”
The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients in active treatment to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes. Our 90 – day grant program allows us to meet their critical expenses for housing, transportation, utilities and insurance.
A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of the patient and their family. While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.
The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals.
We are the first and largest nonprofit organization in the country that provides direct financial assistance and free online support and education to young adults, regardless of where they live or their specific cancer diagnosis. Since 2005, we have awarded over $1.8 million in grants and provided a free Webinar series, “Moving Forward With Your Financial Health,” offering young adults the tools and guidance they need to move forward with their lives. We also recently launched our newest program, in partnership with Triage Cancer, to help young adults and others make well-informed financial decisions during and after cancer treatment.
We change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.
Inheritance of Hope's mission is to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent. The 501(c)(3) charity was founded by Kristen and Deric Milligan following several years of coping with the challenges of raising three young children while battling Kristen’s terminal liver cancer diagnosis.
Sadly, Kristen lost her courageous bout with cancer in 2012, but her legacy lives on as Inheritance of Hope uniquely serves families like her own.
Inheritance of Hope is a faith-based organization – welcoming families of all faiths and backgrounds while serving under the core beliefs of the Christian faith.
LESLIE M. TWOHIG passed away on April 2, 2011 after succumbing to inflammatory, triple negative breast cancer that metastasized to her bones. She left behind two sons, two granddaughters, and a devoted husband. Leslie’s Week, a stage 4 metastatic breast cancer non profit, began on Arpil 3, 2011 in honor of Leslies’s life and memory.
Leslie’s Week also commits to Stage 4 Breast Cancer women that their children will have a FUTURE. LESLIE'S Educational Assistance Fund, called LESLIE'S KIDS, offers grants to each child for their higher education. The grants are in the mother's name so the children will always know she educated them.
Mission: To gift vacations away from cancer to Stage 4 Breast Cancer Women and their families where they Make Memories that Outlast Cancer in a celebration of life. LESLIE'S KIDS Educational Assistance Fund ensures the future of their children. It is the Mother who gives life and her children sustain it after she is gone.
Serving terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure.
Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure. Over the past two decades, our Dreams have provided psychosocial and emotional support tailored to more than 30,000 terminally-ill adults and their families.
The only national dream-granting organization, Dream Foundation’s Dreams touch lives, meet essential needs, reunite families, and play a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for Dream recipients and their families. Dreams can be as simple as paying a heating bill to relieve financial stress, creating happy memories, meeting a personal hero—any request that provides support and compassion.
Dream recipients are at least 18-years-old, have a life expectancy of 9 months or less, and lack the resources to achieve their Dreams on their own.
Ally’s Wish, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in North Texas devoted to granting the last wish to young, terminally ill mothers with children. Inspired by the late Allyson Hendrickson, Ally’s Wish provides a memory for the family that will last a lifetime. Wishes are granted in the form of services, gifts, transportation, lodging, or any other wish the mother may have, and a typical wish granted is approximately $5,000. Since inception, 114 wishes have been granted to families across North Texas and the U.S
Option for adults or children with cancer who need lodging. This group of nearly 200 non-profit organizations throughout the US provides free or low-cost family-centered lodging to families getting medical treatment far from home. You can call 1-800-542-9730 or check online at www.hhnetwork.org to see if there’s a location that works for you.
Mercy Medical Angels provides cost-effective charitable transportation for patients. This organization partners with volunteers, along with private or commercial transportation providers. To find out if you are eligible for this service, you can find more information online at mercymedical.org
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program is available in some areas. Trained volunteers drive patients and families to hospitals and clinics for treatment. Contact your local American Cancer Society office for more information on the type of transportation program available in your area.
This program is designed more for people who are disabled, homebound, or elderly. Volunteers deliver ready-to-eat meals to your home. Costs or fees vary depending on your age and where you live. Contact Meals on Wheels at 888-998-6325 or visit their website.
The Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund provides one-time grants to help ease the financial burden of breast cancer. These grants are distributed to help people in active treatment for early-stage breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer pay vital expenses such as rent, utility bills, car payments, and car insurance. Grant amounts range from $500 - $1,000 depending on need.
METAvivor Research and Support
METAvivor is a patient-led non-profit (501c3) founded in 2009. METAvivor’s mission is to fund stage IV metastatic breast cancer research that will one day transition the disease from terminal to chronic yet manageable with a good quality of life and provide support for those living with the disease, raise awareness of MBC, provide education and advocacy opportunities for those living with MBC.
A cancer diagnosis changes everything.
As a woman of color, where do you go or who do you turn to when you’re in the midst of the fight of your life? You search online for stories and images of women who’ve gone through treatment and look like you, but you find little to nothing. Maybe you scroll down your timeline on social media, hoping to see a glimmer of hope in the face of other fighters and survivors, but you still yearn for something more.
That’s where “For the Breast of Us” comes in.
Our mission at For the Breast of Us is to uplift women of color affected by breast cancer by sharing stories that educate, inspire and connect.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
About: MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, all volunteer patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. We strive to help those living with stage IV breast cancer be their own best advocate through providing education and information on treatments and coping with the disease.
Our Mission: The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), a volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization, seeks to address the unique needs and concerns of women and men who are living with metastatic or Stage IV breast cancer.
EDUCATE patients about metastatic breast cancer treatments and how to cope with the disease; Educate the public about the differences between early and advanced stage disease.
EMPOWER patients to use their story and voice to bring attention to the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients and to use their knowledge to participate more fully with their healthcare provider
ADVOCATE for focused research to find more targeted therapies to lengthen the lives of patients and make metastatic breast cancer truly a chronic disease like diabetes or HIV/AIDS
FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
About: Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.
FORCE accomplishes this mission by creating awareness, supplying information and support to our community, advocating for and supporting research and working with the research and medical communities to help people dealing with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.
About: Cake is the easiest way to discover, store, and share your end-of-life preferences.
Our goal is to empower people to live in accordance with their values all the way to the end.
This can only happen if we know our end-of-life preferences and share them with our loved ones. Presently, fewer than 1 in 4 people have an advance care plan in place. We use technology to make it easier to discover and share your preferences.