A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming and uncertain time for patients and their families. In addition to the life-altering challenge that a patient faces in fighting this disease, there are financial struggles associated with treatment that can devastate a family already in need.
The costs associated with loss of income and specialized care, while also managing expenses often related to treatment (such as travel, accommodations and childcare), can take a significant toll on a family with limited financial resources. This added stress can effect the mental health and wellbeing of patients and family providers and add a considerable burden to families already facing dire circumstances.
We believe patients and their families should be able to focus squarely on fighting pancreatic cancer, not paying for it.
This is why we’ve partnered with Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society to bring Patient Support Grants to families in the most desperate need. Facing pancreatic cancer is hard enough: patients shouldn’t have to worry about having the means to receive treatment, they should be focused on their fight.
The Patient Financial Support program provides grants in amount of $500 or $1,000 to patients in need. This program was created specifically for pancreatic cancer patients and takes into consideration the aggressive nature of this disease by ensuring a timely response to applications. All successful applicants receive funds within 30 days of their application.
Patient Support Grants help offset expenses to do with treatment, such as:
• Costs associated with travel for treatment
• Cost of medications
• Utility bills
• Child care
• Rent or Mortgage payments
We are proud to support this program, which helps patients and families across Canada exhibiting the greatest financial need. In order to be eligible to receive a Patient Support Grant, applicants must have a confirmed pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and be part of a household that produces less than a certain threshold of annual income proportionate to the number of dependent individuals in the household. To qualify, applicants are asked to provide household income information as reported to the CRA from the previous year. Eligible recipients may receive one grant per year.
To apply for a grant*, download your application here:
*grants are only available to residents of Canada
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