A cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial security and well-being of cancer patients and their families. We strive to keep families financially stable while patients are in active treatment, unable to work, and facing catastrophic losses.
Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s Direct Patient Assistance Fund distributes short-term financial aid to cancer patients in Palm Beach County for basic life necessities, including rent, utilities, food, transportation, pet care, and insurance. Payments are made directly to patients’ creditors.
Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s Patient Navigator is a knowledgeable, bilingual staff person who provides comprehensive assistance for individuals with cancer. The Patient Navigator meets with patients, learns about their challenges, and tailors assistance for their specific needs. In addition to support from Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, the Patient Navigator provides patients with ongoing referrals and resources for their best possible care.
We give customized care baskets to new cancer patients. They include household and personal essentials, comfort items, $200 supermarket gift cards, and $50 fuel cards, which provide immediate assistance totaling approximately $500 to patients and their families.
Please donate now to cover all ($500) or part of the cost of a Champions of Help & Hope Basket for a local cancer patient.
We fit cancer patients with complimentary wigs, caps, scarves, handbags, and other personal items to give them a boost as they cope with treatment.
If you would like to donate or purchase new items for patients, please call us at 561-748-7227.
Our newest program is aimed at keeping families together. It helps keep pets safe and loved with their families, while also giving cancer patients and household members unconditional companionship during most difficult times.
We assist patients with pet food, pet supplies, cat and dog care baskets, and veterinary expenses.
Family-friendly events fulfill numerous goals to ease burdens on cancer patients. They are opportunities for joy, new experiences, and uplifting emotional support. Events also give our Patient Navigator and other team members the opportunity to personally check on patients and their families and find out more about their current needs.
Annual celebrations include our Back to School Bash, which provides school supplies to students touched directly or indirectly by cancer, and our Thanksgiving Giveaway, which gifts generous holiday meals to local cancer patients and 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 of Help & Hope annually gifts school supplies to children directly or indirectly touched by cancer. We want to do all we can to empower them to maintain their studies during critically challenging times.
Approximately 100 children – ranging from those enrolled in kindergarten to high school students – receive custom-stocked backpacks in their favorite colors. Each backpack is stuffed full of supplies appropriate to the age of the student.
Please donate now to cover all ($100) or part of the cost of a backpack containing school supplies for a local child.
Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope 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.