Broke? We get it. While Stupid Cancer does not offer direct financial assistance, check out the organizations below that do.
American Cancer Society
Aside from what you may already know, ACS has more than 3400 local community chapters who provide support, financial assistance and counseling for anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer For College
Provides hope and inspiration by awarding college scholarships to cancer patients and cancer survivors attending an accredited school or university in the US during the award period. High school seniors and current college students eligible to apply. Applications accepted October 1 through January 31.
Cancer Survivor's Fund
Scholarships and financial assistance to help young adults obtain prosthetics or continue their education for personal growth.
CancerCare [for Young Adults]
Professional counseling, facilitated peer support groups, creative workshops and financial assistance for young adults with cancer.
Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
CHSCF is a 501C3 helping young adults diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 16-30 connect with each other through peer support groups and cancer camps. We want to make it simple for young adults with cancer to find and utilize our website with links to all social support available to them. If travel expenses are not covered by the camp or support group, our foundation will fund that amount through our application process.
Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network helps cancer patients access the best treatment centers in the country by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft. There are no financial restrictions and patients my travel as often as needed.
Survivorship advocacy, support materials, grant-assistance, online community forums and national visibility to motivate and educate anyone affected by cancer.
Family Reach is a national organization dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis. We work with patients and healthcare professionals at more than 400 top-tier hospitals and cancer centers, striving to reach more families before they hit critical financial breaking points.
The Feather Foundation provides financial, emotional and practical support to parents who have cancer. They provide help towards childcare related costs, online groups, guidance and tips on parenting with cancer and self-care with cancer, and resources of other assistance available for parents with cancer.
FundFinder is an award-winning, free web app that tracks the status of more than 200 funds across nine patient assistance foundations in one convenient place. Patients, providers, and caretakers can sign up to receive text message or email alerts when disease-specific funding becomes available. The app now also provides a searchable database with more than 150 patient advocacy organizations that offer disease-specific support services. Created by the PAN Foundation.
MedGift is the complete resource tool for people facing a health-related hardship or need. MedGift's support platform offers fundraising to cover medical and daily expenses, calendaring to organize help for day-to-day life, and wish lists for specific needs such as a wig or wheelchair. Users can share updates on progress, post photos, and receive encouragement and support from their community.
Mesthelioma.com offers a yearly scholarship of $4,000 for a student that has dealt with any type of cancer, personally or within their family, in an effort to help them further their education.The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.
National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Enabling and empowering college students who are battling cancer with emotional, psychosocial and financial support including scholarships.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is a national organization that helps underinsured patients with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs. Disease-specific grants are available for eligible patients.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Safeguarding survivors through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Annual scholarships for adolescent and young adults with cancer under the age of 25 that provide financial assistance covering related expenses.
Samfund/Expect Miracles Foundation
Helping young adult cancer survivors with a successful transition into their post-treatment life by providing financial support through grants and online resources and education.
Students for Oncological Aid and Relief (SOAR)
Students for Oncological Aid and Relief (SOAR) is a non-profit organization with a mission of bringing joy to cancer patients across the nation. As part of that commitment, SOAR awards $1000 college scholarships to 2 recipients that are selected based off of financial need, academic readiness/potential, and experience and growth with cancer.
Supporting, educating and connecting young adults affected by cancer through on-line resources, college scholarships, advocacy and awareness.
Vital Options International is a global health foundation focused on supporting the financial needs of patients and giving patients a voice. Vital Options is also committed to giving a voice to patients, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals through our award-winning Vital Conversations and Advocacy In Action programs. This blend of patient stories and insights from healthcare professionals provides patients and their families valuable guidance to the treatment and support they need.