All college-bound students face challenges, but none more than those students struggling to overcome a life-threatening disease. A cancer diagnosis can have devastating effects on a student and their family. Beyond the physical stresses of fighting the disease, there is an accompanying emotional stress and depression that can derail a promising academic career. Students fighting cancer can sometimes feel that there is little point in continuing their education. Moreover, the high costs of cancer treatment only serve to reinforce the idea that college is no longer a possibility, let alone a priority. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Programs and Resources to Help With Cancer-related Expenses
Scholarships for Students Affected by Cancer
The Pink Fund is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. If you or a family member is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and have lost all or a part of income during active treatment, learn more about how The Pink Fund can help. We rely on the generosity of people like you. Donate online and help breast cancer patients in treatment pay their bills so they can concentrate on what is most important From the bottom of my heart, I thank The Pink Fund for helping me with my health insurance payment when I needed it most. The Pink Fund stepped in and
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This year, more than 1. In addition to devastating health challenges, women who are living with cancer, and their families are often faced with financial and emotional burdens. Together, we can help these women overcome some of their greatest challenges that can cause even more distress. We work tirelessly to put donations to use in assisting women and their families in paying for things such as medical expenses not covered by insurance to child care costs.
Breast cancer treatment, surgery and medical visits can create substantial medical bills and strain any budget in both the long and short term. However, good financial planning and opportunities for financial assistance can ease this burden. American Cancer Society ACS provides information and referrals to numerous education, community and patient support services, including financial assistance and transportation programs. To reach your local ACS, contact the national office at