While the rest of life’s priorities may come to a halt, the day-to-day expenses of living don’t stop when a person goes through cancer treatment. To help relieve the financial burdens cancer patients face while going through treatment, Needs Beyond Medicine developed the Relief Program.
The Relief Program creates financial assistance grants for cancer patients that can be used for living expenses not classified as medical. Living expenses can be characterized as rent, utilities, groceries, transportation costs, and more. These grants bring much needed relief to adults and children 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. Because cancer patients who have strong support systems also have higher rates of survival, these grants are a vital gift to their recipients. For this reason, Needs Beyond Medicine hopes to continue our efforts for years to come. To date, the Relief Program has helped more than 1,000 people and counting.
Here are a few words from some of the Needs Beyond Medicine Relief Program grant recipients:
“ I received your check a few days ago and wanted to tell you how much it is appreciated. Like many people in my position, the financial burden created by cancer can be quite daunting. More than the financial assistance; knowing that there are caring people such as you, fills my heart & soul with hope for the future.”
“Dear NBM, Just a quick note to thank you for the funds sent to me via your organization. That money will come in very handy as I am having so many out of pockets cost, that I cannot afford. That this really is a blessing.”
“Dear Needs Beyond Medicine, Thank you all so much for supporting me and other cancer survivors through your generous contributions. This donation has helped me pay some bills. I am grateful.”
Needs Beyond Medicine is currently able to help Utah residents only.