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Why We Help

View our latest Impact Report HERE.

New Day Foundation for Families is dedicated to having a positive impact on treatment outcomes by alleviating the financial burden of cancer. No family should fight cancer alone or make unthinkable choices between medical treatment and providing basic necessities. New Day works with hospitals across the state of Michigan to help families reach the other side of cancer by overcoming financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing.

  • Patients who file for bankruptcy have a 79% greater risk of early mortality.
  • The average out-of-pocket cost for an insured family exceeds $15,000 per year.
  • Children living in high-poverty areas are twice as likely to relapse than those in low-poverty areas.
  • 42% of insured cancer patients reported a significant or catastrophic financial burden.

 

*Source: Family Reach White Paper: “Financial Toxicity and its Pervasive Effects on Patients and Families: Solving a National Health and Economic Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight”

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