When a person goes through cancer treatment, many of life’s priorities come to a halt, but day-to-day living expenses don’t. To help relieve the financial burdens cancer patients face while going through treatment, Needs Beyond Medicine developed the Relief Program. The Needs Beyond Medicine Relief Program creates financial assistance grants for current cancer patients that can be used for living expenses not classified as a medical expense. Living expenses can be characterized as transportation costs, utilities, rent, groceries, etc. These grants bring much-needed relief to adults facing extreme hardship during the greatest fight of their lives.
The Needs Beyond Medicine Relief Program is funded by public and private grants, as well as business and community donations. Cancer patients who have strong support systems tend to have higher rates of survival; these grants are a vital gift to recipients. For this reason, Needs Beyond Medicine hopes to continue our efforts for years to come.apply online
"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the monetary support you sent me. There are so many things that I have to deal with that it is so sweet, generous and kind of you to alleviate some of the struggles I face each day! It's people like you who inspire us to keep fighting- to hang in there and look forward to the day when things will look better and get better. I love your organization and what you do for people like me. I have multiple myeloma along with kidney failure so thank you for brightening my day! You're the BEST! Thank you"
Having cancer is both expensive and daunting, and coming from a rural community which requires extensive travel for care makes it even more so. It is uplifting and heart-warming to have support and encouragement from people like you and your program. There have been times when I have felt so alone and so far from help. Your gift is truly appreciated. Thanks for what you do to help all of us in our time of need.”