Circle of Hope Fund
Cancer is one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat in the United States. Cancer patients with health insurance are paying higher premiums than in the past. They are also paying more for copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance.
Patients and their families may have the following problems because of their cancer diagnosis:
- Less income and assets
- Debt because of the cost of cancer care
- Trouble paying for housing, food and bills.
Your dollars at work:
“After my diagnosis, I learned about the Circle of Hope and I want to thank the donors. A cancer diagnosis is not cheap and we were scared. Without the donors, my family would have struggled with making trips to the hospital and putting groceries on the table. I’m glad they were there for us.””
In response to the financial burden many of our patients were experiencing, Memorial Hospital established the Circle of Hope Fund, a program that provides cancer patients with direct financial assistance to offset the direct and indirect costs of the disease. Cancer survivors and their families need temporary financial support to help them mitigate the out-of-pocket costs, as well as the unpaid time off work.
100% of your donation to Circle of Hope reaches our patients and their families.
COVID-19 placed an additional financial strain on cancer patients. In 2021 we provided 358 patients and their families with more than $102,000 in assistance. This represents a 19% increase in need from previous years. Your gift is needed now more than ever.