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I just found Patients Advocacy Foundation. They have many good programs. check them out!

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WISCONSIN & MISSISSIPPI

At this time the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation provides assistance to those in need in Wisconsin and Mississippi.  This is due to the fact that all of the funds to this point have been raised in Wisconsin and Mississippi. 

http://www.deannafavre4hope.com


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Bless your heart Jenni! I found the Patient Advocates, been a couple years ago, but they sure saved my butt paying all my copays up to a hefty amount!!!

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NH and ME
 
Who is eligible for assistance?

Jen's Friends accepts applications from any individual who is currently diagnosed with cancer or has been in remission for less than one year.

In addition, all candidates must meet the following two criteria:

  1. Residency: an applicant must be a resident of the Mount Washington Valley region. Specifically, the individual must live in one of the following towns, which are grouped according to school districts:
    • NH School Administrative Unit 9: Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway (Center Conway and North Conway), Eaton, Hart's Location, and Jackson.
    • NH School Administrative Unit 13: Freedom, Madison, and Tamworth.
    • ME School Administrative District 72: Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Lovell, Stowe, and Sweden.
    *The disbursement Committee will consider applications from those living in adjacent towns.
  2. Limited Healthcare Coverage: an applicant must have limited or no health care coverage, and/or have financial difficulty due to cancer.

http://www.jensfriends.org/default.aspx


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ILLINOIS

Illinois WINGS
http://www.illinoiswings.com
217.726.9572

WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to bring top-quality breast care to men and women of Illinois regardless of their ability to pay. The services funded include physicians' fees, outpatient medication and hospital charges.



http://lcc.lutheranchurchcharities.org/app/w_page.php?id=65&type=section


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CANADA

http://www.willow.org/info/05.asp


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NEW YORK STATE
Mammograms, cervical screening, treatment, resources for those without health insurance:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/cancer/center/partnerships/index.htm


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Pfizer, the world's biggest research-based drug maker is offering 70 different drugs -- including big sellers such as Lipitor and Viagra -- for free for up to one year for those Americans who have lost their jobs and health insurance. The program applies to anyone regardless of prior family income who has lost their job since January 1 and has been prescribed one of the company’s drugs for at least three months. You can enroll until 12/31/09 by calling 866.706.2400 to sign up. You can also apply online at http://www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com.

http://www.thepinkfund.org/


 


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NORTH CAROLINA

 Pretty In Pink Foundation is the only not for profit organization in
North Carolina that provides financial resources for uninsured and
underinsured breast cancer patients with limited financial means. Founded
in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, Pretty In Pink Foundation's vision is to have
a point of presence in every state by 2020. More than ninety percent of
donations go directly to providing the funding required for necessary
treatment, surgery, support and resources to help breast cancer patients
win the fight. Pretty In Pink Foundation is able to minimize operational
costs by maintaining a committed group of volunteers and supporters to
further its efforts. For more information on donating, sponsoring,
volunteering or applying for hardship funding, please call (919) 532-0532,
or visit the Pretty In Pink Foundation website at
http://www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.



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FLORIDA

http://www.breasthealthcoalition.com/Financial_assistance.htm

TENNESSEE AND NATIONAL AND MISC

http://my-ssa-disability.com/Resources.html

 

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Jenni,I have been involved with both groups prior to becoming active here at NSBCF.
Both are excellent and are affiliated with Komen grants each yr. Dr Tolnitch is a well-known onc 
in the Raleigh area and the Pretty in Pink Foundation, I learned of while undergoing treatment.
Luckily,I had state medical coverage but many women are not as fortunate. 
Thus,I became involved in volunteering in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area of NC.

The founder of Caring Community Foundation is a breast cancer survivor 
of 10 yrs...Jill Wofford.Not only do they offer resources to the patient but
work with the entire family...sometimes,paying electric bills,etc Also,the foundation 
assists  patients(all ages) diagnosed with various types of cancer besides breast. I have met the founder...
and volunteered with fundraisers;children's events,etc

Thanks for sharing....just saw this now and am grateful to you for posting.
Iris


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Always check in your state.  President Clinton passed a bill in about 2001.  It is the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  This is a treatment program.  It is Medicaid coverage but as I understand it, it is handled differently than regular Medicaid.  Your state Dept. of Health is where you apply.

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GATEWAY TO HOPE PROVIDES CARE TO UNDER-INSURED BREAST CANCER PATIENTS


by Maggie Crane KMOV.com St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                               

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 9:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                       

Breast cancer is not a battle that should be fought alone, but if you're worried about bills piling up instead of focused on getting well, a St. Louis non-profit can help you or someone you know.

Gateway to Hope gives free and complete care to cancer patients and their families who otherwise could not afford treatment.  It provides a lifeline to women battling breast cancer.

"I was healthy; never sick," Carlene Newell says.

That was until she found a lump in her breast during a self exam.
   
"These are the pills I take," she says, holding a small cup of multi-colored pills.

This marks chemo number 12 before Newell starts radiation.  It's treatment she never thought she'd receive, because she couldn't afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars necessary to save her life.

"I was at the point that if I lived, I lived.  If I didn't, it didn't matter," Newell says about the low point in her life.

But then the mother of two found Gateway to Hope -- and a new lease on life.  The St. Louis non-profit foots the entire bill for breast cancer patients who are uninsured or under-insured.

"She's a nun, this is a nursing student," Nurse Amber Mabie says as she points out the list of patients that vary from school teacher to stay at home mom.

Mabie plays the role the role of counselor, friend and health care provider.
   
"We can help with other things like child care, transportation, food and medicine," Mabie says.  "We want to those concerns away from them so that they can just concentrate on getting well."

The non-profit relies on hospitals like Missouri Baptist and doctors, like reconstructive surgeon David Caplin, who donate their space and skills to treat their patients -- for free.

"Many of our patients would have no other option if we were not here," Dr. Caplin says.  "They make enough money that they don't qualify for Medicaid ; they don't make enough money to afford health insurance, so we really consider ourselves a lifeline for breast cancer patients."

"Gateway to Hope was my saving grace.  I don't know where I'd be now if I didn't have it," Newell says.  "It just gave me a whole other chance for a new life!"

Gateway to Hope wants to expand the charity into other cities.  Doctors say the organization could also be modified to treat patients with other diseases.

Click on Gateway to Hope to find out how to help or how to get help.


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Gina,

Just a quick note. I am still on COBRA.  I got a call from my Congressman's office in DC last week.  They are to keep me updated with the particulars.  People will be able to apply for the risk pool that has been created for those without insurance; however, you must be without insurance for 6 months to apply. This keeps people from leaving their private pay insurance and jumping into the pool. They are drafting legislation so that the people on COBRA do not have to wait 6 months to apply after their COBRA exhausts.  I am not sure of the cost, but it is to be less expensive than the high risk that Indiana now offers.  This is what I understand at this point.  I have really kept up with this through my Congressman's office.  He was also instrumental in getting my disability hearing expedited.  I am awaiting results of that hearing.

Kay
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CALIFORNIA
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http://www.bcef-sf.org/


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