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Cancer treatment can bring with it many unexpected expenses from medications to travel. We recognize that these expenses may create a significant burden for some people, even to the point where people may not receive the recommended treatments. To alleviate some of these burdens the Massel-Cruickshank Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund and the Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund have been established at the London Health Sciences Foundation in support of patients at London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP).
For information on the Patient Assistance Program click here to watch video.
To donate to one of the funds that supports the Patient Assistance Program please click here.
Funding is available for emergency, short-term situations when funding from other sources and services is not available. Expenses incurred within 6 months of the date of the application will be considered.
Any adult who is undergoing treatment within the London Regional Cancer Program and/or its affiliated South Western Ontario regional partner sites and who is experiencing a financial burden as a result of their cancer and it's treatment is eligible to apply for assistance.
It is expected that applicants will have applied for and be making use of other sources of funding prior to accessing this fund. This may include benefits from the person's place of employment, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Assistive Devices Program, Community Care Access Centre and so on.
Interested people should complete an application form. Applications are available in clinics and from the Supportive Care office. Applications will be reviewed weekly and follow-up letters outlining decisions will be sent to applicants following these meetings.
Completed application forms can be submitted to Supportive Care, Room A1-815 or mailed to:
Supportive Care - Patient Fund
London Regional Cancer Program
London Health Sciences Centre
790 Commissioners Road East
London, ON N6A 4L6
As often as possible, we try to arrange for vendors to bill LRCP directly to reduce the patients' out of pocket expenses. When submitting to be reimbursed for previously paid expenses please provide original receipts, not older than 6 months.
Funding is available for, but not limited to:
Funding is not available for:
We are grateful to the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6, for administering donations to the Patient Assistance Funds in order that we can continue to provide financial assistance to those who are burdened as a result of ongoing treatment for cancer and its effects.