Partner Resources

Patient Resource

The goal of Patient Resource LLC is to empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge. Comprehensive financial and advocacy resources are also available on their website at patientresource.com

Cancer Hawk

Cancer Hawk connects patients and caregivers with the services, products and no-nonsense expertise they need to make their cancer journey easier. Visit cancerhawk.com for more information.

 

Needy Meds

Needy Meds educates and empowers those seeking affordable health care by offering information, direct assistance and facilitating programs.

 

Family Reach

Family Reach is a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Working with more than 200 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, the organization provides immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. For more information visit www.familyreach.org.

The Pink Fund

The Pink Fund is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2007 that offers up to 90 days of non-medical financial aid to cover basic cost of living expenses to breast cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. For additional information visit their website at pinkfund.org or call (877) 234-PINK (7465).

 

Camp Kesem

The Camp Kesem is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers week long summer camps specifically catered to children between the ages of 6 to 16 with a parent affected by cancer. For additional information visit their website at campkesem.org or call (260) 225-3736.

 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a Private, for-profit operator of cancer treatment hospitals and outpatient clinics founded in 1988 that offers and utilizes leading technology to aggressively treat cancer. They also support their patients with nutrition and other therapies, because they recognize that managing the side effects of cancer treatment is half the battle. For additional information visit their website at cancercenter.com or call (800) 931-0599.

 

Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2004 that offers financial assistance, volunteer teachers, portraits, and holiday programs to families affected by Cancer. For additional information visit their website at angelsofhope.org or call (586) 226-3146.

CancerCare

Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. For additional information, visit cancercare.org/services or call (800) 813-HOPE (4673).

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line (includes insurance appeals, employment rights and leave time, access to healthcare and government benefits, estate planning, etc.) For additional information, visit disabilityrightslegalcenter.org or call (866) 843-2572.

 

LIVESTRONG Foundation

Provides information and guidance to learn your options, what to expect and what questions to ask, no matter where you are in your cancer journey. Visit livestrong.org or call (855) 220-777 for additional information.

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides patients with mediation and arbitration services to help resolve healthcare issues.  Through supported grants, partnerships and targeted donations, PAF operates programs to assist with financial issues.  This includes a Co-Pay Relief Program for those meeting disease and income eligibility guidelines. For additional information visit patientadvocate.org or call (800) 532-5274

 

Look Good Feel Better

The Look Good Feel Better is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1989 that offers Tips for Teens, Men and Women affected by cancer. Workshops for women that are 2-hour, hands-on workshops that include: A detailed description and demonstration of the 12-step skin care and makeup program, Instruction on options relating to hair loss, including wigs (types/care), turbans, and scarves, nail care and helpful suggestions on clothing and ways to use flattering colors and shapes, as well as ways to camouflage areas of concern during cancer treatment. For additional information visit their website at lookgoodfeelbetter.org or call (800) 395-LOOK.

 

Cleaning for a Reason

The Cleaning for a Reason is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that offers professional house cleaning to women experiencing cancer. For additional information visit their website at cleaningforareason.org or call (877) 337-3348.

 

Mesothelioma Resources:

Mesothelioma Treatment Community is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of Asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world, striving to provide palliative care and comprehensive information that will guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve quality of life. Our mission is to serve the mesothelioma community by providing the most up to date information on research and recovery, as well inspire a community of support by raising awareness.

 

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Our site is the most extensive prognosis support and information source for mesothelioma online, offering a monthly online support group for cancer patients or their caregivers; an on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions; 24-hour live chat support; and a team of Patient Advocates to help you through the entire process. Visit their website HERE.

 

Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses.  We specialize in assisting patients in understanding which treatment options are best suited for their illness, as well as how to find the right doctors that provide those treatment options.

 

Retreats

Inheritance of Hope

The Inheritance of Hope is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 that offers legacy retreats, scholarship resources, book resources, continuing support post-retreat, and webinars to families consisting of children under 18 years of age, and a parent who has a life-threatening illness (Cancer Stages 3 or 4). For additional information visit their website at inheritanceofhope.org or call (914) 213-8435.

 

Memories of Love

The Memories of Love is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2005 that offers vacations to parents with a life-threatening diagnosis and have children under the age of 16. Trips included 5 night, 6 day vacations in Orlando, that include 3 day passes for the wish recipient and their children, a 1 day pass to Sea World and a 2 day pass to Universal Studios. Also included are hotel accommodations, discount meal vouchers (based on availability) at select restaurants and $100 to help defray the cost of food, gas, parking, etc. For additional information visit their website at memoriesoflove.org or call (904) 596-2789.

 

Emotional Support

Imerman Angels

The Imerman Angels is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2003 that matches those affected by cancer with a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, same gender, and most importantly who has faced the same type of cancer. For additional information visit their website at imermanangels.org or call (877) 274-5529.

 

SandCastles, also featuring Camp Erin

The SandCastles is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1997 that offers support groups and Camp Erin, which is a week long camping retreat for children ages 3-18 who have experienced a loss. For additional information visit their website at aboutsandcastles.org or call (313) 874-6881.

 

Gilda’s Club

The Gilda’s Club is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1998 that offers support groups, education lectures, workshops, children/teen specific activities and groups, bereavement support groups, and social events for men, women, teens and children living with cancer, as well their families and friends. For additional information visit their website at gildasclubdetroit.org or call (248) 577-0800.

 

The Lake House

The Lake House is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2011 that offers cancer support groups, one-on-one cancer support consultations/guidance, health and wellness talks/activities, stress management activities, and social events to those affected by cancer in Northeast Wayne County and Macomb County. For additional information visit their website at milakehouse.org or call (586) 777-7761.

 

Pediatric Resources

American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization, established in 1995, provides information, resources, books and support for parents, children and adolescents with cancer to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.  For additional information visit their website at www.acco.org or call 1-855-858-2226.

 

Children’s Cancer Resource Fund

Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit organization that offers information relevant to parents and immediate family about survivorship, diagnosis, treatment, research and cures of childhood cancer.  For additional information visit their website at www.childrenscancer.org or call 1-888-422-7348.

 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases.  Consistent with the vision of the founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.  For additional information visit their website at www.stjude.org or call 1-800-822-6344.

Camp Casey

The Camp Casey is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2003 that offers 3 unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs are overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse to the doorstep of kids too ill to attend an overnight retreat and; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning. Programs are offered to families with children facing pediatric cancer, sickle cell anemia and/or aplastic anemia. For additional information visit their website at camp-casey.org or call (877) 388-8315 or (248) 705-2780.

 

Camp-Mak-A-Dream

The Camp-Mak-A-Dream is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1991 that offers Medically-supervised, cost free camp experiences to children, siblings, teenagers, young adults and women affected by cancer. In addition, they also offer conferences for teenagers and adults (Age 18-35) with brain tumors. For additional information visit their website at campdreammich.org or call (248) 723-5575.

 

Camp Quality of Michigan

The Camp Quality of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1987 that offers community-based camping experiences and ongoing support programs to children with cancer (Ages 4 to 17) within five years of their diagnosis. For additional information visit their website at campqualityusa.org or call (231) 582-2471.

 

Children with Hair Loss

The Children with Hair Loss is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers hair replacements once a year to all children who have medically-related hair loss up to age 21. For additional information visit their website at childrenwithhairloss.us or call (734) 379-4400.

 

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1952 that offers financial assist ($1000 per fiscal year), a special needs fund, social workers, case managers, resource room, peer support network, holiday programs and ticket programs to Michigan residents facing the challenges of leukemia, lymphoma, and blood-related disorders. For additional information visit their website at leukemiamichigan.org or call (800) 825-2536 or (248) 530-3000.

 

Kids Kicking Cancer

The Kids Kicking Cancer is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1999 that offers weekly classes in mind-body techniques found in the martial arts to children affected by cancer, both inpatient and outpatient. For additional information visit their website at kidskickingcancer.net or call (248) 864-8238.

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1984 that offers the opportunity of having a wish granted to a child with a life-threatening medical condition who is between the ages of 2 and 18. For additional information visit their website at michigan.wish.org or call (734) 994-8620.

 

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 1985 that offers the opportunity for a child (Ages 2 to 18) with a life-threatening or terminal illness to have a wish granted, academic scholarships, cancer family events, and case managers. For additional information visit their website at rainbowwishconnection.org or call (248) 601-9474 or (877) 649-4743.

 

For a Day Foundation

The For a Day Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2000 that offers programs such as Queen for a Day, Hero for a Day, and Designer for a Day to seriously ill children and their families. For additional information visit their website at foradayfoundation.org or call (248) 217-7656.

 

Wigs for Kids

The Wigs 4 Kids is a Non-Profit Organization founded in 2010 that offers hair replacement, support services, counseling, and fieldtrips for children ages 3-18, living in Michigan and suffering from hair loss as a result of illness. For additional information visit their website at wigs4kids.org or call (586) 772-6656.