What is the Family Assistance Program?
-The Family Assistance Program helps families with medical expenses directly related to treating stage 3 and 4 metastatic melanoma. We can assist with any type of medical bill, including: office copays, annual deductibles, prescription medication, hospital bills, and health care premiums, including COBRA premiums.
The Family Assistance Program receives funding directly from donors who wish that their money is reserved for the Family Assistance Program.
Effective 2019 the Family Assistance program will be first dedicated to helping patient affected with Melanoma from Missouri. As we are a small nonprofit based from Mid Missouri we have chosen to focus our Family Assistance Program in Missouri. This will allow us to talk directly to the surrounding hospital social workers. Allowing the social workers and our organization handle the referral for the Family Assistance Program will allow the patients to focus on healing and continuing their fight against Melanoma.
We assisted 2 patients from across the United States affect with Melanoma. The assistance provided directly paid medical expenses and hospital bills related to Melanoma in a total of 2,486.20.
Our funds for the family assistance funds separate from our research funding. The family assistance funding comes directly from donors that choose their money to be used for the Family Assistance Program. Last Year we Raised 3,000 for the Family Assistance Program.
Patients find us in several ways… many are referred to us by social workers in large cancer centers, so our name is becoming known as a source to find assistance.