The Community Cancer Care Fund is emergency financial assistance for those facing cancer
It is difficult enough to cope with a diagnosis of cancer without the added burden of financial stress that can occur as a result. The Community Cancer Care Fund offers emergency financial assistance to help with expenses during care and treatment.
Who is eligible?
The Community Cancer Care Fund has been established for people who are actively receiving care for cancer. Active treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, surgery, lymphedemia, hospice, palliative care, etc. The fund serves patients of all ages receiving care on the Buffalo Hospital Campus or living in our service area.
What does the emergency fund cover?
Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, car payments, heat, electricity or other utilities, insurance, and out of pocket medical expenses. Food and gas cards can be issued upon request. The Community Cancer Care Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments or prepay expenses.
How long does the process take?
All funding decisions are made by a five member committee consisting of: the Foundation Senior Development Associate, a Foundation Board Member, three members of the community, at least one being a cancer survivor. All applications are strictly confidential and only the Buffalo Hospital Foundation Senior Development Associate will have access to the name of the applicant.
You will be contacted with a decision within one week of receipt of your application. It will take approximately two weeks for financial assistance to be processed, so please be sure to plan accordingly.
How do I apply?
Applying is easy! Simply send us an email or call 763-684-6800 and we will provide you with the application form.
The Community Cancer Care Fund is a program of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation and is funded by proceeds from the Pink Street Party, gifts from donors, and occasional grants.