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ORION GRANT FUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORION Cares:  The O’Callaghan Resource Integrated Oncology Network (ORION) Grant Fund 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.

 ORION Grants for Eligible Individuals: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
  • Car Payments
  • 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 and living in Southern Nevada who can demonstrate financial crisis due to diagnosis and.  PATIENTS MUST PROVE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT TYPE with letter from ONCOLOGIST.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT 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.  PLEASE READ GRANT DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETE ALL INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING FOR REVIEW.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DENIED WITHOUT REVIEW.

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ORION Needs Your Help:  PLEASE DONATE at www.nvccf.org

Please help us support adults in our community who face a daily battle against disease.  Donations may be made online, mailed, or by phone at 702.735.8434:

ORION GRANT FUND

C/O Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

3711 E. Sunset Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89120

Fax:  702.735.8431

Website:  www.nvccf.org