I Need Money

Welcome to the club you didn’t ask to join. We know you’re pissed. And that’s OK. We’ve been there, too. Stupid Cancer connects you with your community and strives to make it all suck a little less.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, past the 5-year mark or had cancer 20 years ago, we believe that you have the right to survive with dignity and quality and be treated age-appropriately every step of your journey. Being disease-free does not equate to "cure" and when the doctor says, "go home," that's not the end of the story. 

Below you will find links to organizations that we feel offer the best direct support services for young adults in the six most requested key areas. For a more comprehensive listing, click on the support directory links to the right.

Financial Aid

The Cancer Finances Toolkit will provide you with the information you need to make important financial decisions after a cancer diagnosis.

The SAMFund is the only nonprofit organization in the country designed to help young adults recover from the devastating financial impact of cancer treatment.

Hope For Young Adults With Cancer provides direct financial support along with a social network of peers for those battling, surviving and living with young adult cancer.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young is committed – through their College Scholarship Program – to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer.

LIVESTRONG Foundation offers a comprehensive listing of insurance and financial assistance resources that can help offset the heavy cost burden of a cancer diagnosis.

The Patient Advocate Foundation's scholarship program provides support to young adults under 25 diagnosed with cancer within the past five years.

CancerCare offers assistance for cancer-related costs (home care, child care pain medications) and their professional oncology social workers can help you find resources.

When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap by helping patients pay their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.