Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

StringsforaCure® Strikes a Chord with Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on April 15th, 2015 at 8:28 am | 8 comments.

smLogo2014StringsforaCURE® is a nonprofit organization based in Erie PA (founded by this month’s survivor Elisa Guida!) offering education, comfort and financial assistance, including $100 gas, grocery, and pharmacy gift cards for breast cancer patients. Patients anywhere nationwide may apply for the gift cards. Eligibility requirements include a diagnosis or recurrence within the past year, and you must be in active treatment. First time applicants must submit a signed letter from the treating physician and a schedule from the treatment facility. Want to apply?  Click here for application information.

The medical grant program through StringsforaCURE® is a one-time grant paid directly to the health care provider or pharmacy. Applicants must live within a 60-mile radius of Erie PA and the funds will cover co-pays or doctor visits, lymphedema garments and supplies, prescriptions, and medically necessary supplies prescribed by a doctor. To apply for a grant, click here.

Free Program Offers Support, Guidance to Children with Loved Ones Battling Cancer

Posted By on February 16th, 2015 at 8:28 am | 1 comment.

CLIMB-programCLIMB® (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) is a FREE program offered by Penn State Hershey Medical Center  and designed to help children cope when someone they love has cancer. Sessions are held over four successive Wednesday evenings and are facilitated by a health care provider trained in caring for families of cancer patients. CLIMB® is open to children between the ages of 5 and 13. Registration ends Feb. 17!

Participants will gain new understanding of cancer and its treatment, and bond with others their age going through the same thing.
WHERE:  Penn State Hershey Breast Center
WHEN:    February 18th, February 25th, March 4th and March 11th
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with dinner provided
To register, call Nicole Cook or Lynn Fantom at 717-531-7492 or email ncook@hmc.psu.edu.
For more information, click here 

Healthy PA Accepting Applications for Health Insurance Coverage

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:28 am | 5 comments.

healthypapic2forplAre you a Pennsylvania resident living without insurance? If so, you may qualify for Healthy PA, a private coverage option available in our state. Healthy PA expands Medicaid insurance coverage for uninsured adults between the ages of 21 and 64 who earn below 133% of the poverty line. A family of 4 must earn less than $31,728 to qualify.

Click here to find out if you meet the income guidelines.

Click here to learn more about Healthy PA and enrollment.

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Hand Knits for Hope: Free Hats for Cancer Patients

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:26 am | 18 comments.

bopeepsbonnetsBo Peep’s Bonnets is the creative result of a Lancaster County daughter’s search for stylish hats for her mother to wear during her chemo treatment. Danielle (a.k.a. Bo Peep) decided to fill the need she saw for winter hats by using her own knitting skills to come up with beautiful hats designs. Now, several years later, Bo Peep’s Bonnets offers a free hat to any woman experiencing hair loss through chemotherapy treatments. How can you apply?

Simply fill out the request: http://bopeepsbonnets.com/handknitsforhope/ You even get to choose from a dozen different designs!

And for you knitters, a few free hat patterns:
http://bopeepsbonnets.com/free-chemo-hat-patterns/

Friends Are By Your Side Provides Wigs, Salon Services

Posted By on November 14th, 2014 at 7:50 am | 4214 comments.

FRIENDS ARE BY YOUR SIDEFriends-are-By-Your-Side-for-PL is a nonprofit organization, uniting salon owners who share the mission to help women and children going through cancer treatment. Stylists and beauty industry experts donate wigs and salon services, and grant children’s wishes.  The website lists salons across the country (and beyond!) participating in the program, including 20 salons in Pennsylvania.

For more information on Friends Are By Your Side, visit the website here.

Pink Daisy Project to the Rescue!

Posted By on September 15th, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 3744 comments.

Pink-Daisy-Project-for-PLThe Pink Daisy Project offers short-term assistance for women under the age of 45 who are within three months of breast cancer treatment or reconstruction. The organization provides gift cards for groceries, gas, and restaurants in order to offset the increased expenses in your budget during treatment. How can you apply?

As part of the application process, your oncologist must verify your age and date of diagnosis. To receive an application, send an email to info@pinkdaisyproject.com.

Free Beach Vacations Available for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on August 15th, 2014 at 8:48 am | 8676 comments.

littlepinkhousesfamilyforwebLittle Pink Houses of Hope provides FREE week-long vacations for breast cancer patients and their families. Each beach retreat is designed to help families relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate. Families accepted are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the vacation site; all other aspects of the retreat are covered by Little Pink Houses of Hope.

Applications are now open for fall vacations in North Carolina, California, South Carolina and Florida. Each family is housed in their own beach housing which has a refrigerator stocked with all of their breakfast and drink needs.  Common meals are held for lunch and dinner, allowing families to meet and enjoy getting to know other families on the same journey.  During the week, a schedule of daily activities is put together based on local community donations.  In the past, activities have included, kayaking, hang gliding, stand up paddle boarding, golf, jewelry making classes, massage, fishing, sailing, concerts, carnivals, etc.
For more information on Little Pink Houses of Hope, visit the website: http://www.littlepink.org/

Cancer Card Xchange Offers Free “Gifts” to Survivors

Posted By on July 11th, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 744 comments.

CancerCardXchangeforPLThe Cancer Card Xchange is a nonprofit organization that collects donated gift cards and distributes them as one-time gifts to cancer patients and their families, simply to brighten their day.

The organization was founded when a survivor read that about $41 billion worth of gift cards had gone unclaimed since 2005, and she remembered that one of the brightest moments during her initial treatment for cancer was a night out with her husband — compliments of a gift card given to them by friends. Cancer Card Xchange has given almost 1,000 people close to $100,000 worth of gift cards. For more information, or to request a gift card donation for a cancer patient, send an email to info@cancercardxchange.org. Receipt of the gift cards may take up to a month.

For more information, visit www.cancercardxchange.org