CONSIDERING A CAREER IN NURSING OR HEALTH OCCUPATION?
Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope is now offering a scholarship program designed to help individuals affected by cancer.
A cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of a patient and his or her family including the ability to get an education.
In order to be considered for financial assistance through our scholarship fund, student must be a resident of Palm Beach County or study in a Palm Beach County non-profit school. Funds must be exclusively for students who have had cancer or had an immediate* member of their family afflicted with cancer that has caused a financial hardship.
Please click on the links below to access information about Qualification Guidelines and Application.
*Immediate family is limited to the spouse, parents, stepparents, foster parents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, children, stepchildren, foster children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and first cousins
Keeping families financially stable while cancer patients receive treatment is Cancer Alliance’s primary focus. A cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of a patient and his or her family.
While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. Cancer Alliance’s Fund distributes short-term financial aid for basic living expenses, on behalf of cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment.
For cancer patients who live in Palm Beach County, assistance is provided with the following everyday living expenses: Rent or mortgage, utilities, food, auto and health insurance and car payments. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors.
Cancer Alliance provides new clients stricken with cancer with a “Champions of Help & Hope Basket.” The basket of love is customized by client and contains a $200 gift card from a supermarket and a $50 gift card for gas, plus household and personal essentials totaling $500.
Clients love the baskets which in many cases are unexpected as they may have not heard of the program when receiving. Always a wonderful surprise that helps put clients at ease and not worry about food, personal essentials or gas to get back and forth to treatments.
Cancer Alliance has rolled out our newest program that provides aid to patients struggling to keep their pets due to surmounting medical bills. This program aims to keep pets in their homes by providing funds to aid in costs of pet care, food, medical upkeep, and sudden medical bills for your furry friends.
Every year, CAHH provides school supplies to families and children affected by cancer through our supply drive. An average of 100 children from Kindergarten through 12th grade, receive custom-stocked by grade backpacks in the child's favorite color.
Cancer Alliance provides comprehensive assistance for individuals and families diagnosed with cancer, to help them cope with financial struggles they are facing during a difficult time. The Patient Navigator meets with cancer patients individually to provide them with ongoing resources and referrals in the community to help them receive the best care possible.
The closet provides cancer patients with wigs, scarves, clothing, shoes, purses etc. to give them a boost during their time of need.
Cancer Alliance provides several special events each year for our Cancer Patients like a Fun Day at The Palm Beach Zoo or Fun Depot. Other events include our annual Back to School Bash and Thanksgiving Giveaway which clients enjoy attending with their families.
2021 Back to School Bash at Fun Depot
2020 Thanksgiving Giveaway
2020 Summer Curbside Dinners
2019 Fun Day at The Palm Beach Zoo
Back to School Pizza Party Celebration
2018 Pumpkin Patch
Cancer Alliance has created a voluntary coalition of local cancer-related groups to collaborate on common objectives and is dedicated to improving access to cancer related services, cancer care and sharing community resources to benefit those in Palm Beach and Southeast Florida.
Membership consists of representatives from diverse groups and institutions supporting the cancer community with the simple goal to collaborate, educate, and advocate for the cancer communities we serve. Through this coalition we also learn about the services offered by the different organizations and discuss how they can better support and educate families with cancer.
About Donna Goodwin:
Donna is excited to be a Program Evaluator, for the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department and joined the team in December 2020. Donna comes to Palm Beach County from American Cancer Society with four years as a Health Systems Manager, Hospitals, FL serving the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Market.
Our Council Partners:
Life’s Changes Palm Beach County, Inc., Baptist Health South Florida, GenisisCare, Florida Atlantic University, Debbie’s Dream, Sari Center, The Promise Fund Florida, Morse Life Health Systems, Susan G Komen South Florida, Parkii Organics Skincare, Cancerinformation4U Corp., Florida Department of Health, Broward, Health Council of South Florida, Jupiter Medical Center, Palm Beach County Medical Society, Broward Health, Lynn Cancer Institute, Annie Appleseed Project, Miami-Dade College, Memorial Cancer Institute, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and the University of Miami.