Breast Cancer Treatment Support

Breast Cancer Support Group

This fund sponsors a support group that provides education and encouragement for men and women who are currently undergoing treatment and those who are survivors of breast cancer. The support group is open to anyone who has had breast cancer regardless of where they received treatment.

Criteria for Use:

  • Support for monthly dinner meetings with featured topics such as Nutrition and Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, and Radiation Oncology
  • Support for volunteers at the McKee Regional Cancer Conference
  • Support for members who participate in Relay for Life and Race for the Cure
  • Support for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch in October hosted at McKee
  • Support for members and current Cancer Center patients for the quarterly Celebration of Courage gathering at the Cancer Center
  • Funding for Hope Bags
  • Funding for individual support such as home care items, personal goods, prosthetics, wigs, etc.
  • Funding for patient education materials about the support community and the group

Breast Cancer Treatment

This fund supports patients who need diagnostic testing, biopsy, treatment, or other support related to the diagnosis of breast cancer but may not qualify for other breast cancer support funds.

Criteria for Use:

  • Eligibility: Patients in need of breast cancer treatment (not eligible for other funding) or in need of testing before treatment can begin (not covered by other funding). A patient with a barrier such as a high deductible may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Financial need: Patients qualify at or below 500% of the current federal poverty level and are not currently eligible for Medicaid or CICP support
  • Diagnostic testing: $1,000 per patient maximum
  • Biopsy costs: Paid at the current Medicaid rates
  • Services covered:
  • Counseling, co-pays, or cost of support
  • Rehabilitation and/or physical therapy
  • Deductible – assists in filling the gap
  • Wound care costs
  • Home care support (wound care, transition care, rehabilitation, etc.)

Save Them All Big Or Small (STABOS)

This fund supports men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and need assistance with costs related to screenings, diagnostics, treatment expenses or basic living expenses. Patients may receive up to $500 lifetime maximum.

Criteria for Use:

  • Residency: Have a permanent address in Larimer County and be served by McKee Medical Center or one of its partners (ex: Loveland Community Health Center or Banner Fort Collins Medical Center)
  • Financial need: Qualify at or below 500% of the current federal poverty level or are experiencing an unusual financial hardship

And:

  • Have been recommended by a doctor to have a mammogram, ultrasound, or biopsy

Or:

  • Have radiology-related medical bills; or
  • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer need help to cover treatment expenses or basic living expenses. Examples of basic living expenses include, but are not limited to:
  • Rent/mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Insurance

Tough Enough to Wear Pink

This fund supports access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment plus assistance for life necessities. Patients may receive up to $500 lifetime maximum.

Criteria for Use:

  • Uninsured and underinsured women
  • Residency: Have a permanent address in Larimer County or are served by McKee Medical Center or one of its partners within Larimer County
  • Financial need: Qualify at or below 500% of the current federal poverty level

And:

  • Have been recommended by a doctor to have a mammogram, ultrasound, or biopsy

Or:

  • Have radiology-related medical bills; or
  • Have been diagnosed with breast cancer need help to cover treatment expenses or basic living expenses. Examples of basic living expenses include, but are not limited to:
  • Rent/mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
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