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Personal Resources Across the United States

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View our extensive list of personal resources available across the United States below. For your convenience, we have provided subcategories of the types of resources as well as if they are offered specifically to cancer warriors or to people that may or may not be a cancer warrior. Each resource will be linked to an organization’s official website, and a brief description of what the resource pertains to. Resources include online support groups and forums, transportation assistance, personal care items, etc.

If you know of another resource that many people could benefit from, you can submit a resource suggestion here.

Please Note: Resources listed are not sponsored or affiliated with Fight Like a Girl unless it is explicitly stated in the description of a particular resource i.e. Fight Notes and Fight Pals. The purpose of our resources lists is to help anyone get started with their personal research into support resources they could benefit from. The content on our resource lists is not recommended or endorsed with any specific opinions or information in mind and does not substitute for any professional healthcare advice.

Non-Cancer Resources

These resources are not exclusively offered to cancer warriors, but rather warriors battling any life altering illnesses.

Encouragement:

Fight Notes – Program by Fight Like a Girl Foundation that sends monthly homemade cards to anyone who could use some encouragement

Financial Assistance:

The Assistance Fund – Provides financial assistance with treatments for eligible patients of various diseases and illnesses including some cancers

Good Days – Offers financial assistance for things including copays, travel, testing, etc.

Medicine Assistance Tool – Matches patients with resources and cost-sharing programs that may help lower out-of-pocket costs

Mental Health America – Breaks down ways to afford mental health care

Patient Advocate Foundation -Provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic or life altering illnesses

Genetic Testing:

Invitae – Provides financial assistance for their genetic testing for people who qualify

Medications:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Prescription Drug Assistance – Offers assistance, coupons and free trials for medications and vaccines

Merck Patient Assistance Programs – Provides certain medicines and adult vaccines for free

Novartis – Provides access to to Novartis medications for those most in need via patient assistance enrollment

Pfizer RxPathwaysConnects eligible patients to a range of assistance programs 

RxAssist – Offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Crisis Text Line – Provides free, 24/7 mental health support via text message

National Alliance of Mental Illness – Provides information, resource referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Provides essential tools and support to domestic violence survivors

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress

The Trevor Project – Provides suicide preventions and crisis intervention resources for LGBTQ+ youth

Veterans Crisis Line – Provides free confidential 24/7 support to service members, veterans and loved ones

Support Services:

Meal Train – Simplifies the organization of meal giving around significant life events with a shared calendar

 

Cancer Resources

These resources are offered to cancer warriors specifically through organizations that have missions to help cancer warriors.

Bras and Breast Prostheses:

Awesome Breastforms – Provides free handmade knitted/crocheted breastforms for any woman who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy

Impact One – Includes bras, breast prosthetics or compression garments as requested in their HOPE boxes

Knitted Knockers – Provides free handmade knitted/crocheted breast prosthesis

Clinical Trials:

Breast Cancer Trials – Lists all of the U.S-based trials on ClinicalTrials.gov and Cancer.gov that are currently looking for volunteers

Cancer Support Community Clinical Trial Matching Service – Finds trials based on your specific diagnosis, stage and treatment history

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Trials – Finds clinical trials based on a short questionnaire

Encouragement:

2 Live 2 Cure – Sends care kits to cancer patients

Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation – Provides care packages to female cancer patients

Fight Notes – Program by Fight Like a Girl Foundation that sends free monthly homemade cards to anyone who could use some encouragement

Kits to Heart – Provides curated cancer care kits for patients and caregivers

The Lydia Project – Sends inspirational tote bag care packages to cancer fighters

Phil’s Friends – Sends care packages to cancer patients

Send a Smile Today – Mails monthly greeting cards to support cancer warriors

Financial Assistance:

The Assistance Fund – Provides financial assistance with treatments for eligible patients of various diseases and illnesses including some cancers

Cancer Card Xchange – Collects and distributes gift cards to cancer patients

Good Days – Offers financial assistance for things including copays, travel, testing, etc.

Komen Treatment Assistance – Offers financial awards to eligible breast cancer fighters

Medicine Assistance Tool – Matches patients with resources and cost-sharing programs that may help lower out-of-pocket costs

Mercy Medical Angels – Provides transportation assistance via gas cards, bus and airline tickets for patients with life-altering diseases

Patient Advocate Foundation – Provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic or life altering illnesses

Pink Aid’s Pink Purse – Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals in need during breast cancer treatment

Pink Fund – Provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses on behalf of breast cancer patients in active treatment

Stomp the Monster – Assists with living expenses through financial grants

Fitness and Nutrition:

Aunt Sister Project – Offers fitness classes and training to cancer warriors

Cook for Your Life – Teaches healthy cooking to people touched by cancer via videos, recipes, etc.

Livestrong at the YMCA – Offers a free or low cost 12-week physical activity program designed to get survivors back on their feet

Moving for Life – Offers free online fitness classes

Hats/Head Coverings:

Battle Cap Project – Provides custom crocheted caps to anyone fighting cancer

Chemocessories – Sends sets of scarves, turbans and jewelry and donating them to women going though treatment

Good Wishes – Provides wraps/scarves to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment at no cost

Hope Scarves – Sends scarves to people facing all types of cancer and shares stories of hope

Verma Foundation – Gives cap wigs to cancer patients suffering from hair loss

Helplines:

American Cancer Society 24/7 Helpline – 1-800-227-2345 – Connects you with specialists who answer questions and provide guidance/support

Cancer Support Community Helpline -Provides guidance, resources and support to cancer patients or loved ones with a variety of needs

Susan G. Komen Helpline – Provides information about breast health, breast cancer, resources, clinical trials and offers support

Medications:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Prescription Drug Assistance – Offers assistance, coupons and free trials for medications and vaccines

Merck Patient Assistance Programs – Provides certain medicines and adult vaccines for free

Pfizer RxPathwaysConnects eligible patients to a range of assistance programs 

RxAssist – Offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs

Mental Health:

Cancer Hope Network – 1-877-467-3638 – Offers free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to cancer warriors and their families

Living Well Cancer Resource Center – Supports individuals, and families impacted by cancer with trained counselors and social workers

Online Support Groups/Forums/Websites:

For the Breast of Us – Empowers women of color affected by breast cancer through education, advocacy and community

Metavivor Peer to Peer Support Group – Offers support groups that are led by Metavivor trained peers

Vulvar Cancer Awareness Forum – Advocacy group for vulvar cancer

Young Survival Coalition – Connects young breast cancer survivors to one another

Proactive Awareness, Prevention, and Early Detection: 

Bright Pink – Empowers women to know their risk and manage their health proactively with their programs

National Breast Cancer Foundation – Provides free mammograms through partner facilities

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – Provides access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services

Support for Loved Ones:

Camp Kesem – Supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer through programs including free summer camp

The Helene Foundation – Provides assistance to families with mothers actively undergoing treatment for 6 months

Little Pink Houses of Hope – Offers breast cancer patients and families free week-long vacation retreats

Support Services: 

4th Angel Mentoring Program – Matches cancer patients and caregivers with trained volunteer mentors with cancer experiences

Abridge – Provides HIPPA compliant solutions to record and summarize medical conversations

Cancer and Careers – Offers resume review service free of charge to cancer patients and survivors

Cleaning for a Reason – Provides free home cleaning to patients battling cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Helpline – Connects you to a trained volunteer who has been diagnosed with breast cancer for support

Look Better Feel Better – Offers beauty guides for makeup, hair, nails and styling for during treatment

Meal Train – Simplifies the organization of meal giving around significant life events with a shared calendar

National LGBT Cancer Network – Works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts – Offers virtual art programs that promote healing practices

Transportation:

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery – 800-227-2345 – Coordinates rides via volunteers, agencies and Lyft

Angel Wheels’ Transportation Assistance – Financial assistance via gas cards, bus/train/flight tickets

CancerCare’s Financial Assistance for Transportation Costs – 800-813-HOPE – Provides grants to cover transportation costs

Corporate Angel Network – Helps cancer patients access the best treatment centers by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance – Provides a one-time only gas card to eligible patients for transportation to treatment

Mercy Medical Angels – Provides transportation assistance via gas cards, bus and airline tickets for patients with life-altering diseases

Wigs:

EBeauty – Provides free wigs for cancer patients

Hair We Share – Provides wigs for all types of hair loss including chemo, alopecia, head trauma/accidents and burns

Impact One – Includes wigs as requested in their HOPE boxes

Living Well Cancer Resource Center – Offers virtual wig consultations and wigs are available at no cost

Pink Heart Funds – Provides free human hair wigs for any woman in the US undergoing hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation

Sharsheret’s Best Face Forward 2.0 – Offers financial subsidies for wigs, cold caps, microblading eyebrows and more

Wigs and Wishes by Martino Cartier – Provides free wigs through participating salons with consultations