How we can help
The financial burden that can accompany a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Patients may be unable to work, they may be retired or living on a fixed income. Expenses such as the cost of gas to travel to treatment appointments can add up – increasing the financial stress even more.
Through the Patient and Family Support Fund, the Foundation is able to offer direct financial support to cancer patients who qualify, to assist with these added expenses, allowing patients to focus on their treatment.
The Patient and Family Support Fund is completely funded through the generous support of donors to the Cancer Care Foundation, and can have life-changing impacts for cancer patients who are truly struggling financially.
Patient & Family Support Fund
The Patient & Family Support Fund continues to be our area of greatest need. There are situations where patients cannot afford basic needs such as groceries to feed their families, or gas for their car to travel to their treatment appointments. Through your donations to the Patient & Family Support Fund, you are there to help them when they need it most.
The generosity of our donors also makes it possible for patients to receive financial assistance with unexpected costs that arise during their treatment such as: costs associated with travelling to receive their treatment; and medical supplies (such as a prosthetic, or a lymphedema sleeve).
If you are a patient who would like to know more about the fund, please call the Cancer Care Program’s Social Work department to meet with a social worker at (709)777-7604.
Thank you for helping myself and my wife during this difficult time. Your generosity has helped immensely to ease some of the financial burden that being away from home to receive treatment, has caused. We are truly grateful to the patient and family support fund. Because of this gift we are able to concentrate on my recovery with less stress and worry. Thank you again.These are the words of a cancer patient
on the recent support received from the
Patient and Family Support Fund.
To make an application for the Patient & Family Support Fund:
Please call 1-709-777-7604
Download the financial
resources brochure here.
See our Patient & Family Support Fund
PFSF April 2019 to March 2021
Kids With Cancer Travel Fund
The Kids With Cancer Travel Fund provides short-term financial assistance for accommodations, travel, and meals to children with cancer and their families. Newfoundland & Labrador is a large area, and through your generous donations, we are able to assist pediatric cancer patients and their families across the province with the costs of travelling to receive their treatment.
These families are going through what is often the most stressful time of their lives, and your contributions help remove some of the financial worries that come with their child’s cancer diagnosis.
Contact us to make an application for the Kids With Cancer Travel Fund
Donate today to the Kids With Cancer Travel Fund
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