Cancer Resources: When a Woman has Cancer

Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

The Shirley Mae Fund seeks to offer relief for patients in Southeastern New Jersey who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and who demonstrate financial need. Does not give cash grants directly but will help patients obtain wigs, prosthesis’, co-pays for medical bills, etc. Apply on-line or leave message for application

South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition

Only breast cancer patients who can prove financial need are qualified; requires a note or verification from a doctor or social worker.  SJBCC will help pay essential bills: rent, mortgage, utilities, gas card to get to treatment, however no medically-related bills. Bills paid directly to the billing party. No cash grants.

The Pink Fund

Providing ‘real help now.’ Help for up to 90 days of non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. The application requires a doctor’s note and documentation. Bills paid directly to the patient’s creditors.

The Women’s Council : Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center

The Woman’s Council provides support for patients and families during the diagnosis and treatment of cancer while being treated at Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center. The ‘Spa for Spirit’ offers women who are undergoing treatment for cancer a day of rejuvenation, relaxation, beauty and friendship as well as education.