Unified through Laura’s Story, we are passionate about building support and awareness to create solutions that will provide equal drug access to patients in need.
Our focus is to advocate on behalf of any patient in a life-saving drug shortage, while building relationships with patients and members of the pharmaceutical supply chain ending all healthcare crises created by drug shortages.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization with a rich history of supporting older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers in southeast Michigan. We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services in a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. We help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. We provide direct care programs for seniors, along with funding and support for many programs provided by our community partner organizations.
Aunt Bertha collects all federal, state, county, city, neighborhood, and charity program information and puts it in one place. Then they intelligently match people with services that are designed specifically for their situation.
With more than 400 Support Volunteers who have survived cancer, Cancer Hope Network is able to match cancer patients and their loved ones with someone who has been in the same fight and won.
Their matches are made based on diagnosis, treatment protocol and other factors, giving patients an opportunity to speak to a Support Volunteer whose experience closely mirrors their own.
Cancer Hope Network services are always free and completely confidential.
Helping Cancer Patients
Cap & Conquer Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
Our Mission is to break down financial and educational barriers to using scalp cooling for reducing hair loss during chemotherapy.
We Do This By raising awareness about scalp cooling therapy, raising money to rent cold caps for cancer patients who need financial support, and supporting and mentoring cancer patients who use cold caps.
The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to exercise leadership in assisting its membership, particularly the diocesan Catholic Charities agencies and supporting group members, in their mission of service, advocacy and convening.
Corporate Angel Network is a charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort, and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging FREE flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine bussiness.
Eligibility to participate in this program is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.
The Elephant in the room is cancer. Tea is the relief conversation provides. Our mission is to help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers feel less alone in their cancer experience and experience relief through self-expression.
We have the only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community, telling their story in their own words. Quarterly magazine offered both in print as well as digitally – FREE to subscribe.
In addition to our quarterly magazine, we release new weekly content on our website as well as offer unique programming for our community of AYA cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, healthcare professionals, and nonprofit professionals.
Our goal is to help the AYA cancer community experience relief through self-expression, inspire others during their cancer journey, and connect them with supportive organizations.
Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or have recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club. Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals and families have visited their Clubhouse in Royal Oak or one of their off-site locations with hospital partners around Metro Detroit. Today, they have more than 10,000 members. This program provides support and networking groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities for cancer patients, their loved ones, and those who are bereft.
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs.
Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization that connects a person fighting cancer today (cancer fighter) with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer (cancer survivor). The one-on-one relationship provides the cancer fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation, and it allows the cancer survivor the opportunity to personally help a fighter as he or she battles the disease.
MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation believes a strong support community is critical for cancer patients. Every day MyLifeLine.org provides free, personal websites to cancer patients and caregivers to easily connect with family and friends, because no patient should ever feel alone.
New Day Foundation for Families is an accessible, trusted, patient-focused cancer support organization addressing the most important non-medical, and potentially life-saving needs of families facing cancer. New Day works with social workers at nearly every hospital and cancer center across Michigan to reach more patients before they hit critical financial breaking points caused by financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing.
New Day provides financial assistance and emotional support to Michigan cancer patients and their families by paying living expenses for housing, utilities, transportation and food to reduce the harmful effects of financial stress. New Day helps patients move forward with hope on the road to remission because every cancer patient, regardless of socio-economic status, deserves the best chance at a successful outcome! www.foundationforfamilies.org
The Pink Fund provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment*, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace.
No one undergoing breast cancer treatment should ever have to choose between getting medical care or paying their household bills. Sadly, treatment costs, coupled with income loss, force them into hard decisions. The financial side can be just as devastating as the medical side. That's why there's the Pink Fund.
We are the ones with Real Help for the Other Part of the Fight.
Restore, Exhale and Align with a Community of Healing.
Shades of Pink Foundation (SOPF) is a local nonprofit based in Birmingham, Michigan. Our mission is to reduce financial stress for those in Southeast Michigan undergoing breast cancer treatment by providing prompt funding for daily living expenses. We provide services to those who reside in Southeast Michigan, which includes Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
To qualify for assistance, a patient must:
- reside in Southeast Michigan
- be in active treatment, and
- submit an application through their health care provider (social worker, patient advocate, oncologist, nurse, etc.)
Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. Their goal is to reduce the mortality rate of breast cancer among African American women by generating awareness, garnering attention, providing access to information and resources, and supporting research efforts in the ecosystem.
The Suite Dreams Project is a unique and innovative program of the General Sports Foundation, a Michigan non-profit organization. Our focus is to serve children and families in low and moderate income, urban and rural areas by transforming their bedrooms into beautiful healing spaces where they can rest and recover. The Suite Dreams Project utilizes the assistance of designers and volunteers to create these unique environments complete with healing elements specific to the needs of each sick child. We assist in obtaining any furniture, materials and equipment necessary to create the “suite” of each child’s dream.
United Way addresses pressing health and healthcare issues facing communities across the country. Community by community, United Ways and their partners target childhood obesity, health insurance coverage, healthcare quality, childhood immunizations, substance abuse, family violence, oral health or other healthcare concerns voiced by their community.
Whether you’re undergoing cancer treatment yourself or supporting a friend or loved one, finding the right clothes can be a challenge. Wrapped in Love offers soft headscarves, chemo port accessible clothing, picc line sleeves, post-mastectomy drain management clothing, and more, that keep cancer patients cool throughout hot flashes, warm during chemo sessions, and stylish wherever they are.
YesRx is a non-profit improving health equity through medication access. Financial toxicity is the overwhelming negative consequence of the cost of cancer and its treatment. A new statewide program will allow cancer patients unable to afford or access cancer drugs to obtain medications that might otherwise go to waste. Under the program, people can donate no-longer-needed cancer drugs or supplies to the repository, allowing them to be repurposed for patients in need. It marks a dramatic break from past practice, when expensive were typically — and often needlessly — destroyed, flushed down toilets, or dumped in landfills. To learn more about this program visit www.yesrx.org.
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