CancerCare® Announces Funding for Direct Assistance to Metastatic Lung Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Patients

NEW YORK, NY (January 15, 2016) – CancerCare now has national grants, generously funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, available for people diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer or multiple myeloma. The funds will cover travel expenses associated with treatment for those who are eligible.

“The cost of getting to and from medical care appointments can quickly add up and create a financial burden for many people diagnosed with cancer,” said CancerCare Director of Patient Assistance Programs Jane Levy, LCSW-R. “Thanks to Bristol-Myers Squibb, these grants will provide much needed assistance so that they can receive the necessary medical care without additional stress.”

The grants, available for both men and women, will cover recipients’ transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care.

Applicants must be diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer or multiple myeloma and meet additional eligibility guidelines. To apply or learn more, call 800-813-HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org/financial.

“Money was getting tight, so I applied for grants and different types of help. I found that CancerCare was just the number one resource for information and financial assistance,” said CancerCare client Rasheen. “They understand the emotions that you’re going to go through. It’s a one-stop shop.”

CancerCare has additional resources available for people who have been affected by lung cancer and multiple myeloma, including support groups, counseling, podcasts and educational materials.

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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