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ORION FOUNDATION

OVERVIEW

The O’Callaghan Resource Integrated Oncology Network (ORION) Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals, living in Southern Nevada, unable to afford the basics of daily living while undergoing treatment for cancer.

In 2012, ORION was established in honor of former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan and First Lady Carolyn O’Callaghan, both cancer survivors and well-known for their compassion and lifelong pursuit to help those in need. The acronym ORION is borrowed from the constellation of a hunter whose dedication is symbolic of the O’Callaghan’s lifelong pursuit to help the common man. Stars of ORION shine bright in the winter, helping us navigate through the cold and darkness. The constellation also warms the sky in spring, when new beginnings and hope emerge.

ORION Needs Your Help: PLEASE DONATE

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a local non-profit organization which, in addition to ORION, offers programs and services to adults touched by cancer at The Caring Place.

Download the NCCF ORION GRANT APPLICATION by clicking on this link.

To learn more, read our ORION Brochure.

Contact the ORION Cancer Foundation, call 702.735.0195 or click here. Also, find ORION on Facebook, or follow the organization on Twitter.

ORION Grants for Eligible Individuals – [ ORION GRANT APPLICATION ]

Patients undergoing cancer treatment may experience long hospital stays and missed work days which often result in financial distress. ORION Cancer Foundation was established to help lessen the financial burden resulting from medical crisis by offering grant funding for essential needs and services.

Types of Grant Assistance Considered

Mortgage or rent payments
Utilities
Health Insurance/COBRA Premiums
Other types of assistance evaluated upon request
Criteria for Eligibility

Eligible applicants may receive assistance with expenses NOT to exceed $1,500 in a 12 month period:

Patients currently receiving medical treatment for cancer
Patients receiving treatment in Southern Nevada
Patients of parents of patients with a demonstrated financial need

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® helps ORION support breast cancer patients.

Through a special breast cancer program made possible by the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, ORION provides resources to assist current breast cancer patients with household bills, as well as help uninsured patients obtain screening mammograms. As a grantee selected to provide this special cancer program, ORION has been designated by Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as one of the organizations in Southern Nevada most likely to have the greatest impact in providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients.

ORION Needs Your Help: PLEASE DONATE

Please help ORION provide financial support to patients fighting cancer in our community. Donations may be made online, mailed, or by phone: 702.735.0195

The Orion Granting Foundation and The Caring Place are adult programs, for those diagnosed and touched by cancer, provided by Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF).

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPROVED FUNDS ARE MANAGED AND APPROVED BY A GOVERNING GRANT DONOR BOARD.  IF REQUESTS ARE DECLINED, APPLICANTS ARE FREE TO APPLY AGAIN BUT AS IN ALL GRANT AWARDS OR DECLINES, REASONS FOR DECLINES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED.