Financial Resources

The following organizations provide financial assistance to those affected by cancer or a chronic illness, including hereditary colon cancer syndromes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adolecent Assistance
 
CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
Covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19 who are not eligible for medical assistance. 
 
Clinical Trials

 

Lazarex

If you are a cancer patient who needs help navigating your clinical trial options or financial assistance to attend a clinical trial, we'd like to hear from you.

 
Colonoscopy Assistance

 

Colon Cancer Alliance: Blue Hope Financial Assistance

A program providing qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses.  

 

ColonoscopyAssist

The ColonoscopyAssist program provides colonoscopy screenings and colon cancer support for the underinsured community.

 

Education Assistance

Cancer for College Scholarship

Provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors and amputees by providing college scholarships.

 

Cancer Survivor's Fund - Scholarship Programs​

Scholarships are granted for college education of the cancer survivors. Recipients are selected by a committee based on applicants' personal hardship and financial need.

 

​Patient Advocate Foundation - Scholarship for Survivors & Co-Pay Relief Program

  • Scholarship for Survivors program offers educational scholarships to those who have suffered, or are suffering with, a life threatening disease or chronic condition.

  • Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need.

 

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation

Allocates post-secondary scholarship monies to survivors of childhood cancer.

**Open to Colorado and Montana residents only**

 

SuperSibs! 

Fixed amount “college tuition assistance scholarships” awarded to applicants who are high school seniors and can articulate how being the sibling of a brother or sister with cancer has impacted their lives and how they will apply this learning to make a difference in the future.

 

General Living Expenses Assistance



Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation​

Prevents foreclosure, eviction, utility disconnection, car repossession during medical crisis and provides urgent financial assistance within 24 hours of request for food, housing, utilities, transportation.

 

CAP (Customer Assistance Program)

Help with utilities, varies by state. Check locally.

 

Feeding America

Find local food banks.

 

Insurance Assistance

 

Benefits.gov

Official government benefits website.

 

HealthCare.gov

Provides insurance information and options.

 

Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation - Free Webinar - "Squeeze every Penny out of Your Insurance"

This video helps you understand your health insurance policy, your rights, and your options.

 

The Henery J Kaiser Family Foundation

A non-profit organization that provides health and insurance related information.

 

National Patient Advocate Foundation

They represent the patient's voice nationwide, particularly those struggling with a chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illness.

 

Prevent Cancer

Get the facts about which screenings your insurance covers and how your policy impacts your access to prevention.

 

Mental Health Assistance Phone Numbers
 
Cancer Care - 800-813-4673 - FREE

Catholic Charities - 703-549-1390 - Sliding Fee

Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy Program - 877-422-2030 - FREE

 

 

Prescription Assistance

 

Ancora Cancer Foundation 

A charity established to provide co-pay grants for chemotherapy and targeted therapy. They also provide help with RX’s, travel, and finances.

 

National Organization of Rare Diseases - RareCare Assistance Program

NORD offers assistance with medication, premiums and co-pays, medical services, and travel and lodging when needed for clinical trails. 

  • Opium Tincture Medication Assistance for those suffering from severe diarrhea.

  • VSL#3 DS Medical Food Patient Assistance Program for those living with an Ileal Pouch.

 

Needymeds

Provides information on healthcare programs, offers direct assistance and facilitates programs.

 

Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)

Advocates that help facilitate the process of applying and getting approved for Patient Assistance Programs.

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

Helps you find the program that’s right for you, free of charge.

 

RxCut 

Free drug discount card and a medications price list.

 

RxAssist - Patient Assistance Program Center

Learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs.

 

Sanofi Patient Connection

A program to help connect you to the medications and resources you need at no cost.

 

Respite Assistance

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Dream Foundation

Provides inspiration, comfort, and closure to Dreamers and their families.

 

For Pete’s Sake 

Provides adult cancer patients facing rigorous treatment or a guarded diagnosis with an opportunity to spend carefree and cost-free time with their caregiver and children in lovely settings.

 

Senior Care Assistance

 

Over age 60? Contact you local Office of Aging. They may be able to provide help with:

  • Meals on wheels

  • Utility discount programs 

  • Transportation

  • Reimbursement on supplies used for caregiving

  • Homemaker services on a sliding fee schedule

  • Tax credits

  • APPRISE for assistance with supplement insurance programs

 

Specific Prescription Assistance

 

Genentech 

Provides effective access and reimbursement services to assist your patients and practice after a Genentech medicine is prescribed.

 

Neulasta 

You may qualify for help to limit your out-of-pocket costs.

 

REACH - Resources for Expert Assistance and Care Helpline

A valuable resource for STIVARGA and NEXAVAR patients.

 

Lonsurf

Committed to partnering with your healthcare provider to help you with the financial challenges you are facing in getting your medicine.

 

Young Adult Assistance

 

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund

Supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment by providing grants (typically $500) to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance such as medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries. Also provide home health-care services.

 

Caporal Assistance Network - The Mariposa Program

Provides stipends of up to $3000 to young adults, 18-40, pursuing fertility preservation necessitated by a recent cancer diagnosis or treatment.

**Open to Central Texas residents**

 

Nicki Leach Foundation

Provides modest financial assistance to young adults (18-30) afflicted with cancer.

 

​National Collegiate Cancer Foundation - NCCF Scholarship Program

Established $1,000 competitive awards to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment. 

 

​Surviving and Moving Forward - The SAMFund, for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer

Provides grants to young people (17 - 35 yrs old) to cover post-treatment financial needs, including, but not limited to current/residual medical bills, car/health insurance premiums, rent, utilities, tuition and loans, family-building expenses, gym memberships and transportation costs.

 

Sy's Fund 

Helps young adults with cancer by funding their creative passions, pursuits, and hobbies as well as integrative therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology, and therapeutic massage.

 

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults - College Scholarship Program

​Awards $2500 over two semesters to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.

 

We Believe Foundation - Financial Hardship Awards​

Awards up to $3500 per applicant per year to cover medical bills due to cancer (15– 29 yr olds), replacement of lost part-time income (15-22 yr olds), up to $50 per week of missed work (patient only) due to treatment & recovery (Max $1000), and travel/lodging expenses due to cancer (15– 29 yr olds).

 

Other Financial Resources

 



1UpOnCancer

If you are an adult in the US that has cancer treatment bills 1UpOnCancer wants to help.

 

Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
Helps people being treated for cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs, ensuring their access to care for prescribed treatments.

 

CancerCare

Offers limited assistance for cancer-related costs (transportation, home care, child care, and pain medication) and they have professional oncology social workers who can help you find resources.

 

CareConnect USA - Financial Assistance Hotline for Familes

Free list of family relief hotlines for financial assistance in critical categories.

 

Colon Cancer Alliance - 877-422-2030 

Travel resources (free air travel, free gas), prescription assistance foundations, free publications, ostomy supplies, Veteran’s programs, Yound Adult programs, Senior programs, as well as many listed by state. 

 

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care

Search for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health facilities that provide services to persons unable to pay and make their services available to all person residing in the facility's area.

 

Patient AirLift Services (PALS)

Arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes, generally those have limited financial resources or are receiving diagnosis, treatment or follow-up for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it either financially impossible or otherwise infeasible to use public commercial or private charter transportation.

 

Ryan Lee Holland Foundation - Financial Assistance Program​

Financially assists cancer patients in active treatment with a one-time grant of $300 to help cover medical expenses, doctor's visit copay, prescription copay, travel and parking expenses at hospitals for treatment.

**Open to Georgia and Michigan residents only**

 

United Way (call 211)

Find listings for financial assistance.

 

Additional Resources

 

Imerman Angels

Imerman Angels carefully matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel).

 

Nancy's List

A nonprofit organization committed to helping cancer patients find the resources that they need so that NO ONE WILL EVER GO THROUGH CANCER ALONE.

 

We encourage you to watch this video presented by the Colon Cancer Alliance, entitled "Managing the Financial Burden of Cancer". Throughout this video you will learn about financial resources that are available to you. You will also learn some tips and tricks for saving money while you are going through this tough financial time in your life. https://youtu.be/PQmULWtZAnU