Chris4Life Fund

The Chris4Life Fund was established in 2011 to help patients and caregivers get through the day with cancer. It is grounded in the belief that patients, families, and caregivers deserve comprehensive and high quality programs that help improve the care process. To help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with cancer treatment, the Chris4Life Fund distributes $250.00 grants to patients in need of financial assistance. These grants are provided to underserved, underinsured, and uninsured individuals who are at or below three times the federal poverty level. In 2011, the Chris4Life Fund was able to fund 160 grant requests: our goal for 2012 is to fund 400.
 
If you would like to help us give these patients and caregivers our $250 grant you can donate now by CLICKING HERE.
 
 
**** We will be not be accepting any new applications
for all of 2014.****
 
If you would like us to send you one of our new Wellness Guides for new diagnosed patients CLICK HERE.

 

 To be eligible for the Chris4Life grant, patients must:

 

  • be in treatment for colorectal cancer
  • have a family income of less than three times the federal poverty level
  • not have received financial support from the Chris4Life fund within the last year
  • complete the application form in its entirety
  • have your doctor, nurse, or social worker fill out the appropriate section of the form; and
  • mail the form to:
    Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
    8330 Boone Blvd. Suite 450
    Vienna, VA 22182
Please be assured that all information will be kept strictly confidential. If you need help finding out if you qualify, please contact us (info@chris4life.org), or ask your social worker for help. Once received and verified, Chris4Life staff will enter the information into a funding database. Each request is fulfilled in the order in which it is received and as quickly as financial assistance becomes available. Currently there is a minimum 10-12 month waiting period from the time an application is received until the grant is fulfilled. Once funded, the check will be made payable directly to the patient to be used for expenses such as:
  • Childcare
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Car Payments
  • Utilities
  • Hair styling (wigs, haircuts, etc.)
  • Groceries
  • Gas or vehicle expenses
  • House cleaning services
  • Meals
  • And any other basic living expenses

For other sources of financial assistance contact:

  • "The Colon Cancer Prevention Project's Fighters' Fund program offers a limited number of $200 grants to colon cancer patients who live in Kentucky or Southern Indiana and are undergoing treatment. For more information or to apply, Click Here

  • American Cancer Society through your local office or www.cancer.org

  • Colon Cancer Alliance Blue Note Fund at 1-877-422-2030 or www.ccalliance.org
  • Patient Advocate Foundation at 1-800-532-5274 or www.patientadvocate.org

Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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