Breast Cancer Resources

RESOURCES
We work with these breast cancer charities that have received grants directly from our foundation.  If you need help getting in touch with them, please contact us via Facebook messenger.  We respond within a few hours.

Provides programs and support to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.

Limited financial grants for transportation, homecare, childcare, and pain medications. They also provide counseling, educational workshops and free community programs.

Road to Resource Program A program providing financial, emotional, and resource case management support to men and women affected by breast cancer.

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

Free professional house cleaning for women with Breast Cancer.

Is an Erie, PA based 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing education, comfort, support and financial assistance directly to cancer patients, primarily those with breast cancer.

Education, Emotional Support & Advocacy for Cancer Patients

In addition to resources that we help fund, here are some great links that Linda and Bob have (in some cases) used themselves while dealing with their diagnosis. If you have recommendations or would like to be listed, please contact us.

  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Network www.mbcn.org 1.888.500.0370  MBCN is a national, independent, nonprofit, all volunteer patient advocacy group dedicated to the unique concerns of the women and men living with metastatic breast cancer.
  • BreastCancer.Org www.breastcancer.org 610.642.6550  Is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. They also provide comprehensive information about metastatic breast cancer.
  • Cancer and Careers www.cancerandcareers.org 646.929.8032  Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
  • Gilda’s Club www.cancersupportcommunity.org  888.793.9355  Their mission is to create welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.
  • Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor) Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Download the PDF
  • CaringBridge® www.caringbridge.org 651.789.2300  Offers free personalized Web sites to those wishing to stay in touch with family and friends during significant life events. Their mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org 1.800.532.5274  Patient Advocate Foundation’s Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors. You can also search for financial assistance by state in the resource section of their site.
  • Patient Resource Cancer Guide www.patientresource.net 800.497.7530  Empowers people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge.
  • Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)  cancerlegalresources.org 866.843.2572  The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

  • CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation www.cancercarecopay.org 1.866.552.6729  Provides             co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured individuals who are covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored health plan, or have Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage. Household income must be at or within 400% US Federal Poverty guidelines for people residing and receiving treatment in the United States or its territories. Must be US citizen or valid resident alien. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)  www.pparx.org 1.888.477.2669  Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
  • Patient Access Network Foundation www.panfoundation.org 1.866.316.7263 Assists patients who cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs including deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program www.copays.org 1.866.512.3861  Provides direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured patients (including Medicare Part D beneficiaries) who financially and medically qualify. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
  • HealthWell Foundation  www.healthwellfoundation.org 1.800.675.8416  Addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance, or other out of pocket health care costs. Offers assistance for breast cancer.
  • NeedyMeds www.needymeds.org 800.503.6897  Find help with the cost of medicine.
  • American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge  www.cancer.org 800.227.2345  Provides lodging for families during cancer treatment.

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