Got Cancer? Broke? Really!

Source: Stupid Cancer

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Got cancer? Broke? Really! That’s a shocker. [sarcasm]. We’ve scoured the web to put together this list of resources below whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring.

Note: We try to keep this list as updated as possible. If you happen to notice any broken links, misrepresented descriptions or incorrect information, please contact us.

 

Andre Sobel River Of Life Foundation, 310-276-7111
Presents an unrestricted annual cash award to young people who have survived a life-threatening illness. 
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The Bone Marrow Foundation, 800-365-1336
The Bone Marrow Foundation offers financial assistance and free support services to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families. 
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BrainTrack Financial Aid Guide
Broad coverage of financial aid, including from government, school, private, and scholarship sources. Offers guidance on finding aid for special student profiles, such as those affected by cancer. 
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Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund, 661-310-7940
Supporting patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment by covering services to meet daily needs, such as co-payments, health expenses, rent, insurance, etc… 
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Cameron Siemers Foundation For Hope, 877-509-9516
Offers life grants to young adults with life threatening illnesses inspiring a new generation of survivors to create a life of hope and possibility. 
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Cancer For College
Awards national scholarships and financial aid to cancer patients and survivors, as well as amputees under the age of 35. 
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Cancer Survivor’s Fund, 281-437-7142
Scholarships and financial assistance to help young adults obtain prosthetics or continue their education for personal growth. 
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Caporal Assistance Network, 512-535-4349
Provides financial aid to individuals 18-40 whose fertility may be compromised and connect those affected by a cancer diagnosis with community support. 
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College Beyond Cancer
College Beyond Cancer offers college and graduate student pediatric cancer survivors an online fundraising platform for educational expenses. 
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Carolyn’s Compassionate Children, Inc., 866-540-1392
Provides access to over 3,000 financial and informational scholarship resources to college-bound young adult survivors ages 18-25. 
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The Colon Cancer Alliance, 877-422-2030
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund offers hope and financial assistance to colon cancer patients in need who are currently undergoing treatment. 
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FinAid
Scholarships for patients, survivors, children of a cancer patients or survivor, students who lost a parent to cancer and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment. 
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Jay’s World, 516-297-5328.
Assists college-bound adolescents who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families through an annual scholarship program. 
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National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, 240-515-6262
Enabling and empowering college students who are battling cancer with emotional, psychosocial and financial support including scholarships. 
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National GRACE Foundation, 401-793-6337
The National GRACE Foundation provides FREE college admissions and financial aid counseling to pediatric cancer patients and survivors. 
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Nicki Leach Foundation, 904-304-8531
Lifestyle scholarships and financial assistance for adolescent and young adult cancer survivor students that provide for everyday expenses like car payments, clothing and more. 
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PAF ‘Scholarships for Survivors’, 800-532-5275
Annual scholarships for adolescent and young adults with cancer under the age of 25 that provide financial assistance covering related expenses. 
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Patient AirLift Services, 888-818-1231
PALS arranges FREE air transportation to patients who are medically stable and ambulatory for diagnosis, treatment and follow up care at facilities out of the area in which they live. PALS covers the 14 northeastern states. No limit to the number of flights and never a fee.
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The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
Offers scholarship assistance to young people whose high school years were disrupted by cancer and whose ability to qualify for most scholarships was precluded by the extensive absenteeism and physical disabilities which result from chemotherapy and radiation.
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The SAMFund, 617-780-9606
Helping young adult cancer survivors with a successful transition into their post-treatment life by providing financial support through grants and scholarships. 
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Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 303-886-5018
Offers post-secondary scholarships to current year high school graduates who are survivors of cancer who reside in Colorado, Montana, California, and Arizona. 
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Sy’s Fund, 413-512-9177
Provides funding for meaningful gifts and integrative therapies for young adults ages 18 through 39 with cancer or ongoing medical issues related to cancer or cancer treatment. 
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Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults, 888-393-FUND
Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships, advocacy and awareness. 
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The We Believe Foundation
Raising awareness and providing financial assistance for teens and young adults battling cancer ages 15-29 yrs of age. 
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