How We Help
Since My Breast Cancer Support was launched in 2011, we have helped over 5,000 local breast cancer patients.
Each cancer center has a HOPE CHEST filled with gas cards, department store gift cards, restaurant gift certificates and movie passes. Items are distributed to patients whenever a staff member sees the need.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE GRANTS –
Too many patients struggle financially. These grants help pay for groceries, cleaning, repairs, heating fuel, utility bills, rent/mortgage, and more.
Links to MyBCS Patient Assistance Application forms (for Southern Maine and NH residents only):
- Patient Assistance Grant Application (MS Word): Click here.
- Gas Assistance Application (MS Word): Click here. Nurse Navigators may access online applications here: Click here. NOTE: This application must be filled out with the patient.
Breast cancer affects family members too. We provide books to help families cope, and pay for special family nights out.
When a patient is first diagnosed, each receives a New Patient Gift Bag filled with comforting gifts. We also help them to participate in exercise/health programs.
We help patients to be able to attend breast cancer conferences and retreats.
We will even fulfill a last wish…
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“I am so grateful for the help you are giving me … I’m overwhelmed! It will be a tremendous burden off of my mind and heart. It’s such a relief not to have to worry so much about finances during this time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Marcia, a patient who received $500 in grocery cards