Start Date: 6/1/21
Grants Funded: 17
Total Awarded: $70,650
Cancer patients who have insurance are often burdened by their out-of-pocket expenses leading many to what is called “financial toxicity.” These are people who have worked hard, have too much to qualify for low income insurance programs, but not enough to pay their bills.
Imagine suddenly being diagnosed with cancer and unable to work because you’re sick from treatment or have to travel to the mainland for special therapy and live out of a hotel for months. Bills add up fast. Our goal is to soothe the financial burdens caused by cancer treatment so patients can focus on healing and making lemonade.