The Pink Fund | Support | Your Bosom Buddies II, Inc.

The Pink Fund

pf_logo14
OUR MISSION
“While fighting for their lives, women and men in treatment for breast cancer often lose their livelihoods.” ~ Molly MacDonald, Founder
A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of the patient and their family. While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.

NOTE: All of the Additional Resources for help listed on The Pink Fund website have also been listed on the SUPPORT page of this website as well.
Please note: funding for these programs are limited and can change – please call to confirm what is available.
American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org All Cancer diagnoses – provide access to referrals for financial assistance. Some local offices may provide transportation assistance, temporary housing, wigs, or prescription assistance.
BCAP Fund (Breast Cancer Assistance Program) Assistance for Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma breast cancer patients currently undergoing debilitative cancer treatments by providing temporary financial assistance for basic needs such as rent/mortgage and utilities. For Residents of Greater Tulsa (Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington Counties). Visit site
Beyond Pink Fund The purpose of the Beyond Pink Fund is to provide financial assistance for breast health/breast cancer-related expenses to persons who are not eligible for reimbursement from another source. Assistance is provided as payor of last resort and on a funds available basis only. Visit Site
CancerCare 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or www.cancercare.org All Cancer diagnoses – Limited financial grants for transportation, homecare, childcare, and pain medications.  Also, Linking Arms Program can provide grant for breast cancer patients to help with oral medications and lymph edema supply costs.  See website for changes in the availability of assistance for men.
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation 1-866-55-COPAY  or www.cancercarecopay.org 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. Covers Breast Cancer.
Cancer Insurance Checklist http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/ The Cancer Insurance Checklist is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer.
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) 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. Visit site.
Cancer Support Community To support you in your cancer journey, please take advantage of this resource on managing the cost of your care. Visit site
The Catherine H. Tuck Foundation https://www.catherinefund.org or email info@catherinefund.org The Catherine Fund program provides financial aid grants for basic necessities of life to women and men who are in active treatment for breast cancer and struggling financially as a direct result of the diagnosis and treatment.
Chronic Disease Fund 1-877-968-7233 or www.cdfund.org Co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products for patients with private insurance or Medicare Part D.  Patients who utilize a participating pharmacy can have their out of pocket expenses remitted by the fund directly to the pharmacy.  Patients using non-participating pharmacies can submit receipts for reimbursement. Breast Cancer is covered.
Cleaning for a Reason Free Professional House Cleaning for Women with Breast Cancer. Click here to learn more.
Diplomat  Help with co-pay assistance. Visit site.
Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation http://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-gov-guide-transportation
Disability Network Mid-Michigan Our mission is to promote and encourage independence for all people with disabilities. We provide an array of services to people of all ages, with many different types of disabilities. Visit web site.
Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp
Fifth Season Financial Fifth Season Financial provides loans to people living with advanced cancer, secured solely by the face value of their life insurance policy. The goal of our “Loans for Living” program is to provide individuals access to discretionary cash locked up in their life insurance policy, while preserving a portion of the policy benefit for the insured’s beneficiaries. When you or a loved one is living with advanced cancer, a full set of emotional, medical and financial stresses arise.  To ensure the best medical options available and for the patient’s personal well-being, It is vital to gain financial stability and quality of life. Fifth Season Financial is in your corner to help.  Please reach out to us to learn more about how our unique “Loans for Living” program can help you and your family by calling us at; 866-459-1271 or by visiting our site at; www.FifthSeasonFinancial.com
Ford Warriors in Pink #MoreGoodDays, Lyft Program When your next breast cancer appointment comes around, let Ford Warriors in Pink and Lyft take care of your ride to and from treatment. Enter your email to receive a unique code for two free rides, provided by Ford Warriors in Pink. The code is good for up to $20 per ride, and must be used 30 days after application. Limit one code per user. Code may take up to 2 business days to process. Visit site
Gilda’s Club Our 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. Visit site.
Give Forward GiveForward is a resource that empowers friends and family of patients undergoing  medical treatment by letting them create fundraisers to help alleviate the financial  burden and stress that come along with illness. Visit site.
Gleaners Community Food Bank Visit the Gleaners web site
Go Pink’s Help Now Fund (The Breast Cancer Charities of America) helpnow@igopink.org  http://www.thebreastcancercharities.org/help-now-fund/ The Help Now Fund is a program for breast cancer patients; providing one-time emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills. The program accepts applications monthly from the 1st through the 7th. Applications received after the 7th will not be considered for funding and applications are not held.
Guide to Traveling for the Disabled http://www.luggagepros.com/travel/guide-to-traveling-for-the-disabled.shtml
Healthwell Foundation 1-800-675-8416 or www.healthwellfoundation.org 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 the specific condition of breast cancer.
Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center – St. Mary Mercy Livonia Our one-of-a-kind Image Recovery Center offers the most comprehensive appearance-enhancing program available to cancer patients today. Visit Site
Imerman Angels One on one cancer support. Visit site.
The Little Things for Cancer (443) 228-8584 or www.tlt4c.org Only for patients living or being treated in the state of Maryland.  The Little Things for Cancer is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers.  Funds services such as:  Prescription Payment Assistance, Complementary Therapies, Utility Bill Assistance, Transportation, Child Care, Co-payments, House Cleaning, Entertainment, Meals and much more.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/ Awards one $4,000 scholarship per semester to college students who have been affected by cancer personally, or within their immediate family.
MVG Family Aid Center Helping the severely ill and   domestically abused since 2003.
NeedyMeds Find help with the cost of medicine. Click here for more information.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org 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 1-866-316-7263  or www.panfoundation.org 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 1-866-512-3861  or www.copays.org 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.
Patient Resource Cancer Guide www.patientresource.net/Financial_Resources.aspx
Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities http://www.calculators.org/savings/people-with-disabilities.php
Pink Aid http://pinkaid.org/site/?page_id=721 The grants support programs that provide services including free mammograms, diagnostic testing, wigs, recovery garments, meals, childcare, transportation to treatment and help covering personal expenses for patients undergoing treatment.
The Pink Link Online Breast Cancer Support Network. Visit site.
Pink Ribbon Riders http://www.pinkribbonriders.com/wp/patient-assistance-program/ The Assistance Program is made available to provide emergency direct financial support for men and women currently diagnosed with breast cancer patients in current treatment in the following states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming and New York. (Chemo, radiation, surgery or awaiting surgery with emergent needs to cover costs that have caused stress due to the fight against breast cancer.)
The QN2A Project Answering cancer with better questions. http://qn2a.org/
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, title II social security disability benefits and title 16 SSI disability benefits.    Covered topics include disability applications, denials on claims, the filing of appeals, and how the disability claim evaluation process works.
Women to Work program at JVS Michigan. Click here to learn more.

NOTE: All of the Additional Resources for help listed on The Pink Fund website have also been listed on the SUPPORT page of this website as well.
blog comments powered by Disqus