The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They provide free lodging services, rides to your treatment, and has an online community for cancer patients and caregivers.
CancerCare is an organization that provides free support services and information on the challenges of cancer. They offer limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation and child-care.
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a group of national organizations that helps cancer patients manage their financial challenges. CFAC provides a searchable database of financial resources.
Corporate Angel Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients access the best treatment centers by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft at no cost. Whether a patient (child or adult) is traveling for surgery, clinical trial, or a second opinion, CAN aims is to reduce a patient’s physical, emotional and financial stress by providing a seat on a corporate flight.
The Atrium Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps those affected by cancer thrive through their journey of cancer survivorship. They do this by paying towards medical, living, mental health and wellness, and end of life expenses for patients, survivors, and caregivers or co-survivors. For more information, visit their website or give them a call at 512-522-1813.
Cancer Care Packages
Warrior Bags is a non-profit organization that uses its donations to purchase tote bags and various gifts (such as, but not limited to, blankets, journals, hats, scarves, chemo bands, hand sanitizers, lip balms).
Tenaciously Teal operates out of cancer treatment centers within the state of Oklahoma and works with the local hospital staff to Cancer Care Packs to patients along with gas and meal cards.
FOR RESIDENTS OF PENNSYLVANIA: The PA Breast Cancer Coalition sends FREE Friends Like Me care packages to individuals in Pennsylvania who have received a breast cancer diagnosis within the last six months. Each customized box contains resources, small gifts, cosmetics and a reminder that you are NOT alone. This care package supports newly-diagnosed women and men at a time when they need it most.
Learn more and request a care package for yourself or a loved one at pbcc.me/friends
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients and their loved ones. CHN is a volunteer group of cancer survivors and caregivers who are trained to provide emotional support and lend a listening ear for others on their cancer journey.
Cancer Information and Support Network is a non-profit organization that strives to address issues experienced by cancer patients and their loved ones regarding treatments, research, survivorship, and other aspects of the cancer experience. They closely work with other nonprofits and research centers to develop programs, trainings, and materials for cancer patients.
The Patient Story interviews cancer patients and survivors and publishes their in-depth stories in FAQ format along with treatment timelines to help people out there searching for a sense of what to expect, in human terms, not medical jargon. Get your human answers to your breast cancer questions from patients who share their in-depth stories, highlighting treatment decision-making, advocating for themselves as patients, and quality of life issues.