Specific Diagnoses

Allyson Whitney Foundation
The Allyson Whitney Foundation supports young adults with rare cancers – 50% of all diagnosed cancers are a rare form of the primary cancer. The organization awards ‘Life Interrupted Grants’ to young adult patients 15-36 years old undergoing treatment or finished protocol within 6 months, lending help to concentrate on healing. They accept grant applications two to three times a year, dependent on funding.

Breast Cancer Freebies
Breast Cancer Freebies lists resources for a wide variety of breast cancer-related needs such as wigs, prosthetics, financial assistance, and children’s activities for mothers.

Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Hope Financial Assistance
Blue Hope Financial Assistance is a program that provides financial support to individuals getting screened or going through treatment for colon cancer. This program offers three opportunities to those looking for support. This is an online only application that must be completed from a computer, not a mobile device.

The Ellie Fund
Fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families through critical support services. These include transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge across Massachusetts. Services are free of charge thanks to the generosity of our volunteers, friends, donors and sponsors.

The Lois Merrill Foundation
The mission of the Lois Merrill Foundation is “To help people affected by carcinoid and other rare cancers through funding research for new treatments, providing financial support for patients and their families, and promoting awareness and education.” The Medical Assistance Grant provides patients with carcinoid and other rare cancers assistance with medical expenses. An application is required, grants are given at the start of each year.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides a booklet, Cancer and Your Finances, with comprehensive information on types of health insurance, COBRA, federal employment protection, and more. It provides a co-pay assistance program to help pay insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations (application required.)

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
NORD helps fund education, advocacy, and research for the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders. Uninsured and underinsured patients with certain cancers can qualify for financial assistance for medication and co-payments.

Patient Services, Inc.
Patient Services, Inc. provides financial assistance to help people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions to locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments.

The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid for basic living expenses, on behalf of breast cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Please see The Pink Fund’s “Do I Qualify?” for eligibility requirements.

The Rob Branham Foundation
They provide or help find support and services to cope with leukemia and other diseases that lead to a bone marrow transplant as treatment. The Rob Direct program provides limited financial assistance to families for expenses not covered by insurance. They also help make connections to start bone marrow drives, and support drives financially.

Sisters Network Inc.
Sisters Network Inc. is the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. They offer a breast cancer assistance program to cover costs for medical accessories, utilities, mammograms and ultrasounds.