Patient and Family Resources
Imerman Angels is an organization that provides free peer support to cancer fighters and caregivers all over the world. They do this by connecting cancer fighters to cancer survivors that have gone through the same or similar cancer, providing peer support and advice. They also connect caregivers with other caregivers. Visit their website for more information on getting support or to sign up to become a mentor.
Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer. Campers and families interested in attending Camp Kesem can find the camp closest to them by visiting the camp Kesem website.
Livestrong's mission is to "enhance the quality of survival of those diagnosed with cancer," through support programs, survivorship resources, advocacy and clinical research. The Livestrong Foundation provides educational programs that address the physical, emotional, and practical needs of cancer survivors.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for young adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults’s work is built on the belief that every young adult diagnosed with cancer deserves hope and support. A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, The Ulman Cancer Fund works at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect, and empower young adult cancer survivors.
Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers those affected by young adult cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. They are the nation's largest support community for this undeserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.
Lucy's Love Bus
Lucy's Love Bus delivers comfort to children with cancer by paying for any therapy that helps to balance traditional cancer care and improves the quality of life for a child. They offer grants up to $1,000 for any child in the US between the ages of birth and 21 years who is coping with a cancer diagnosis, or suffering from the late effects of cancer treatment. Their funds are available to anyone in the U.S. who was diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21.
Cancer And careers
Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.
Camp Erin is a free weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6 through 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This three day, two night experience will be filled with traditional and fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support and will be facilitated by bereavement professionals and trained volunteers.
CancerCare supports families and patients, when a cancer diagnosis turns a person’s world upside down--emotionally, physically and financially. Cancer Care provides an array of resources including: counseling, financial assistance, education and support groups.
Disability Benefits Help provides information regarding disability benefits and the application process. This article goes over how the SSA determines eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for those who have childhood cancer. It also states who a child can medically qualify for SSI benefits and how a loved one can apply on their behalf. To learn more, please visit their website at http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/ or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.