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The Pink Fund- Breast Cancer Financial Assistance
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients in active treatment.

The Pink Fund has been formed to help women (and men) focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. The Pink Fund will provide short term financial aid during the brief period of treatment and recovery. Literally millions of dollars are being raised for early detection, research, and programs for the medically underserved. Families facing breast cancer urgently need financial help now.

Please read carefully. The following information will help determine if you meet our qualification guidelines.

The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid, for basic living expenses, on behalf of breast cancer patients who have lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors. Aid may be available for patients during recovery, up to 90 days post active treatment.

Short term is defined as a period of up to three consecutive months.

Basic living expenses considered are health insurance premiums, mortgage or rent payments, car payments, car insurance, or utilities. The Pink Fund does not make payments for any medical treatments, prescription drugs (including hormone therapy), medical co- pays, insurance deductibles, prostheses, wigs, food, gasoline, or car repairs.

Active treatment is defined as the period after a positive diagnosis of breast cancer has been made (with a diagnostic biopsy), and during which therapies are being administered, including surgical procedures (e.g., single or bi-lateral mastectomy, lumpectomy, axillary dissection or sentinel node biopsy), chemotherapy or radiation. For the purposes of The Pink Fund, active treatment does not include long-term hormonal therapies (including Tamoxifen, Fareston, Arimidex, Aromasin, Femara, Zoladex/Lupron, Megace, and Halotestin).

Recovery is defined as a time period determined by your physician and includes a return-to-work date.

Should an applicant qualify, The Pink Fund will make direct payments to the recipient’s creditors. No funds are directed to the recipients themselves. Expenses withdrawn automatically from a bank account will not be considered unless The Pink Fund can make the payment directly to the creditor.

Who does NOT qualify for aid from The Pink Fund?

You do NOT qualify if you were unemployed at the time of your diagnosis, or cannot show a reduction in your income as a result of your diagnosis.

You do NOT qualify if you are currently receiving monthly financial aid through the State and/or Social Security Insurance Disability (SSID) programs.

You do NOT qualify if you are retired and receiving a monthly pension check from your former employer and do not require a second job to pay for basic monthly living expenses.

You do NOT qualify if you are working in an unrecognized revenue producing position in which you are currently not paying federal or state taxes, or receiving cash under the table which is not reported to the government, (babysitting, grass cutting, dog watching, etc.).
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