Cancer Patient Assistance
The Cost of Cancer
Even with the rapid pace of research and release of new treatments, cancer remains one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat in the United States. According to a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, some cancer survivors have reported spending more than 20% of their annual income on medical care. At Axiom REACH, we recognize not only the physical and emotional burdens of a cancer diagnosis, but the financial implications of treatment, which often weigh on patients for years after a diagnosis. We are taking steps to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in need.
To help position patients living in poverty for better health outcomes by enabling them to focus on their recovery.
To provide struggling cancer patients with direct financial assistance for basic living expenses, especially those patients providing for a family.
To have a substantial impact on the lives of the neediest patients through grants of up to $5,000 per patient to fund living expenses and healthcare accessibility.
Patient Support Cycles
Since inception in July of 2020, REACH has grown each cycle of cancer patient support. The 4th and largest cycle will begin in September of 2021
REACH’s first grant cycle awarded over $22,500 to 6 cancer patients, many of whom were facing advanced diagnoses, unemployment due to COVID-19, and overwhelming financial challenges. REACH provided support to assist with rent, utilities, medical bills, and transportation. Since then, REACH has donated over 100,000 and continues to grow its impact.
A Partnership of Trust
REACH works closely with our social workers, care teams, and hospital administrators at our hospital partners to run and grow our Cancer Patient Assistance program. These healthcare professionals know their patients and communities best, and help us to provide the most meaningful, targeted impact possible for needy patients balancing the multifaceted burden of a cancer diagnosis.