Cancer is a devastating diagnosis. It can bring a family to its knees as soon as the words are spoken by your doctor. Here is a list of other resources available to individuals and families who need extra assistance.
The LYN Fund is not affiliated with the organizations on this list, but we are happy to pass on the information to you.
Pink Dragon Ladies
Support through Sport for Female Cancer Survivors. Welcome to Florida's first cancer survivor dragon boat team. Recovering from cancer treatment isn't just about your body. It's also about healing your mind. Paddling with a breast cancer survivor (BCS) team is a life-affirming experience that enables healing, hope, and support for breast cancer survivors at any stage of recovery. You will form a bond and support system with other survivors like you. We keep our heads in the boat and leave our struggles on the water…PADDLES UP!
Women With Purpose
Women With Purpose is a non-profit organization in Tampa Bay committed to helping families in the community with cancer. WWP provides non-medical financial assistance for basic necessities by directly paying rent, mortgages, utilities, car payments and insurance, gas and food cards.
Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients
Free Resource for People with Cancer
The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even having health insurance doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to afford treatment. It’s best to start researching your options before a financial crisis develops. This fact sheet lists various sources of financial assistance available to people with cancer. Check with each agency or organization to see if you qualify for help.
The Pink Fund, Inc.
A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of the patient and their family. While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.
Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation
As their mission statement reveals, they are ‘family, friends and community united to fight ovarian cancer’; a three pronged approach is taken: Financial Aid to Patients, Research & Development and Awareness & Education. They are committed to do their best for those in need and work to help find a cure, so that no one loses a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, or daughter to this cancer that whispers!
The 2nd Baseman
Our Breast Cancer Charity picks up where insurance leaves off and helps bridge the financial gap of household expenses for men and women battling a breast cancer diagnosis. We provide help with medical bills, utilities, food, gas, and rent or mortgage payments.
Patient & Caregiver Resources
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.
Legal Resources for Cancer Patients
Protect your rights - from financial rights to employment rights - while you are dealing with the realities of cancer.
Cancer Support Communities
Support, Information and Financial Resources
Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.