The following is a list of resources compiled as of July 2019. It will be updated intermittently.
Arizona Breast Cancer Resource Guide
The Arizona Breast Cancer (ABC) Resource Guide provides quality and comprehensive resources to empower, encourage, and educate patients and co-survivors through the journey of breast cancer by giving choices where and when it matters most. This website lists over 100 different financial resources, many of which are available across the country.
Call your local hospital and ask to speak to a social worker or patient advocate
Ask for information about any “charity care” or “indigent care” programs. Hospital social workers are usually the most knowledgeable about sources of support in your community.
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service
They can direct you to local programs as well. For more information, go to www.cancer.gov or call (800)-422-6237.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Cancer Legal Resource Center
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and other coping with cancer. The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC’s Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide more in-depth information and counsel to CLRC callers. CLRC staff members also provide seminars and attend outreach events in the cancer community, across the nation, including trailings for health care professionals. Call (866) THE-CLRC.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has many resources that help support people with cancer and their loved ones. And best of all, our help is free. We can connect you with these resources, whether you are a cancer patient, caregiver of a person with cancer, community leader or volunteer, health care professional, or someone who wants to know about programs and services. We can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available in your area.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
We provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services
Young Survivor Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.
Our mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.
The HealthWell Foundation
A non-profit organization that reduces financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases. They provide financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.
American Breast Cancer Foundation
The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) mission is to provide education, access and financial assistance to aid in the early detection, treatment, and survival of breast cancer for underserved and uninsured individuals, regardless of age or gender.
The Assistance Fund
Copays shouldn’t interfere with your life – that’s why we work every day to give you access to the medications you need.
Medicaid Benefits by State (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Medicaid benefits database–look up available benefits by state.
The Tutu Project
Our non-profit provides funding for expenses not covered by insurance for breast cancer patients.
American Association for Cancer Research
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding, and advocacy.
The Breast Cancer Charities Help Now Fund
Through The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Help Now Fund Quarterly Grant, we are committed to helping minimize the financial burdens that come with breast cancer by providing financial support to patients undergoing active treatment, so that they may focus on recovery and survivorship.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), a volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization, seeks to address the unique needs and concerns of women and men who are living with metastatic or Stage IV breast cancer.
Cancer Financial Assisance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges.
Genevieve’s Helping Hands Charity
Recovery Grants are the heart of our mission. We award stay grants to young mothers that are designed to extend and enhance their recovery from any type of breast cancer treatment, including before, during, and after treatment, including reconstruction.
Little Pink Houses of Hope
Are you ready to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect? Retreat weeks are designed to help families build hope, nurture relationships, and find joy within a supportive community.
Send Me On Vacation
Send Me On Vacation provides breast cancer survivors the opportunity to initiate the process of emotional healing through a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.
Patient Advocate Foundation
A national 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
See Eligibility Criteria on website
Happily Ever After League
To apply for assistance a mother should be in active cancer treatment from any type of cancer regardless of being single or married. The mom must have at least one dependent child living at home to receive support from HEAL.
My Hope Bag
My Hope Bag is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing bags of hope and comfort, as well as resources and wellness education for those diagnosed with breast cancer in Arizona.
Cleaning for a Reason
Let us provide you with the gift of a clean home so you can focus on your health while we focus on giving you a clean home.
Together Pink Network
Based on funding, availability and meeting qualifications, we offer a one-time Grant of up to maximum of $1000.00 to cover medical, housing, transportation, lodging and travel expenses.
The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund’s mission is to provide the financial support necessary to help breast cancer patients focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes. We may pay your cost-of-living bills so you can have peace of mind during treatment and recovery. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants undergoing ACTIVE TREATMENT of breast cancer who can prove a loss of the applicant’s working income.
Don’t Be A Chump! Check For A Lump!
The Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! mission is to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer through education, prevention, and direct assistance with free wigs and mammograms.
Lotsa Helping Hands
With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support–things like meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, or just stopping by to visit. Members of your community can quickly find ways to help, and Lotsa will send reminders automatically so nothing falls through the cracks.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for female breast cancer fighters. Our Impact One circle believes that no woman should have to battle cancer alone. Our program is designed to make sure you get proper support, products, and resources that will help eliminate some of the financial burdens. The most important thing we want to give you is our friendship
To help people and their families cope with cancer and engage in their care.
Hope Cancer Ministries
For those whose lives have been ravaged by cancer, Hope Cancer Ministries is a people- not disease-centered outreach that connects community and churches to newly diagnosed families through believers who serve, minister to, witness and share the love of Christ.
Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 20 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.
Our Vision: A world where no one goes through a health journey alone. CaringBridge allows people to easily get updates and offer support and encouragement.
Cancer Support Community
Cancer support is an integral part to treating the whole patient. Learn why support is so important to an integrated approach to your care.
Bikers for Boobies
In our close to 9 years, Bikers for Boobies has provided charitable donations to organizations including Casting for Recovery, M.O.M (Mobile Onsite Mammography) and Singleton Moms. In 2014, we were also able to donate 20 mammograms for local women through M.O.M.
Find affordable, quality, non-medical caregiver agencies anywhere.
A 2nd Act
Our Mission: Recognizing that healing is helping, A 2ndAct celebrates and supports women survivors of ALL cancers who are using their newly realized gifts of life and experience to give back for the greater good.
The Joy Bus and The Joy Bus Diner (Phoenix, AZ area)
The Joy Bus is a Not for Profit organization whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with a fresh Chef Inspired meal and a friendly face. Now open in Phoenix, The Joy Bus Diner™ is a 100% nonprofit restaurant that’s helping make our Valley a tastier, happier place, one meal at a time. Serving hearty, made-to-order breakfast and lunch fare every Tuesday – Sunday from 7am – 2pm, every cent earned will be used to support The Joy Bus, a local charity that’s been bringing chef-inspired meals and caring conversations to cancer patients Valley-wide.
Mobile On-site Mammography (Arizona)
Mobile On-site Mammography is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality on-site breast cancer screening services to the women of Arizona. Our mission is to serve any woman who needs a mammogram by being easily accessible and convenient to use.
Phoenix Cancer Support Network (Phoenix, AZ area)
PCSN is committed to being like no other resource available to cancer patients and their caregivers. Each client receives individualized assistance to meet the needs of his/her unique journey. We want people who are touched by cancer to feel supported and Cancer Treatmentunburdened by everyday stresses that become unimaginable obstacles for a cancer patient and their family.
Bosom Buddies of Arizona (Arizona)
The mission of Bosom Buddies of Arizona is to increase awareness of breast cancer by prevention, early detection and to provide support to men and women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families. We will do this through the sharing of common experiences and knowledge through personal contacts, the hotline, support groups, social media, and educational materials.
The Singletons (check for qualified service areas for singles with children in Arizona)
Our Singleton programs focus on the day-to-day needs of the entire family while they are facing the effects of a cancer crisis. Singleton programs have been thoughtfully developed specifically from most needed requests from our families. All of our support services are at no charge to Our Singleton Families after completing our easy in-take process.
Assistance in Healthcare (Phoenix, AZ area)
Patients currently undergoing cancer treatment in the Phoenix metro area can complete an application and a written form requesting assistance and it will be presented monthly to the board of directors for approval.
Tammy D Foundation (Arizona)
We support Arizona women battling breast cancer by providing services such as transportation to appointments, Cooking, light housework, child care and laundry.
Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer (Phoenix, AZ area)
The Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer is a Arizona 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high quality reliable information and support to black breast cancer patients within the Phoenix metropolitan area, and to educate the black community about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and screening.
Phoenix Desert Dragons (Phoenix, AZ area)
Dragon Boating has been proven to increase the overall health and length of survival while decreasing the incidence of lymphedema following treatment for Breast Cancer Survivors. The goal of the Phoenix Desert Dragons team is to extend our support netwo
Cancer Support Community Arizona (Arizona)
Cancer Support Community Arizona is here to provide support throughout your cancer journey. We offer 100+ programs each month, including health & nutrition, support groups, therapeutic arts, education seminars & workshops, youth/teen & family programs and fun community events, all led by licensed mental health professionals and meant to boost your immune system. Our services are always 100% free of cost to those on their cancer journey and their loved ones.
Reba’s Vision and Baskets of Hope (Phoenix, AZ – West Valley)
Reba’s Vision is providing women in the West Valley of Arizona Free 3D Mammograms to women with no insurance or their insurance no longer covers this.
Wigged Out (Phoenix, AZ area)
Wigged Out Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which is dedicated to assisting residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding regions who are in need of a wig, hairpiece, hair accessories, etc. due to the effects of a documented medical condition.
For any of your oral medications (that you should be on but aren’t because of cost), please check the prescription bottle and look for the name of the pharma manufacturer of the drug you’re taking. Then go online to the pharma manufacturer’s website, type in the product name and see if they have a patient assistance program or loyalty program that will help pay for the Rx.
This tool will help you find the health insurance best suited to your needs, whether it’s private insurance for inviduals, families, and small businesses, or public programs that may work for you. It was created to help consumers under the health insurance reform law, the Affordable Care Act.
Department of Economic Security Assistance
If you are caring for a grandchild, your state’s Department of Economic Security may be able to help. For Arizona, https://www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=7377
Breast Cancer Freebies
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
The Tiffany Foundation empowers people living with cancer with “Hope. Help. Now.” by making direct financial grants. These grants help to pay rents, medical expenses, transportation cost, child care, and other related expenses. We also provide education and awareness about Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Salvation Army Financial Assistance Programs and Resources
When a family faces a hardship, the Salvation Army may be able to offer financial assistance for helping with your basic needs. The goal is to provide short term support, while helping individuals work towards long term self-sufficiency. While the amount and type of aid will vary by town, state and Salvation Army center, some of the assistance provided to low income families includes free food, rental assistance, clothing, funds for paying utility and heating bills, and seasonal programs. Resources are always limited, and eligibility requirements need to be met
Assistance with Medications