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.
  • Bankruptcy


Your dollars at work:

“We have chosen to donate to Circle of Hope to help provide direct financial support to our patients in need. While the absolute monetary amounts may be small relative to the overall financial burden of cancer to our patients, the individual and collective benefits on the lives of our patients are incredibly meaningful. We would like to challenge others to  donate towards this integral component of our oncology service line.”

Dr. Timothy Waxweiler

Radiation Oncology

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 2020 we provided nearly 300 patients and their families with more than $99,000 in assistance. This represents a 35% increase in need from previous years. Your gift is needed now more than ever.