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PATIENT ASSISTANCE

The ORION Grant Fund Lends a Hand to Individuals

Patients undergoing cancer treatment often experience long hospital stays and missed work days. Loss of work time, plus the costs of healthcare, frequently cause financial distress. The ORION Grant Fund was established to help lessen the financial burden resulting from medical crisis by helping to pay for essential needs and services.

Please note that foundation staff members will NOT have information as to if your grant was approved or denied.  Grants are decided upon by a qualified and off-site committee.  Applicants will be advised on the status of their grant through a formal letter process approving or denying the request.  Incomplete grants will be denied automatically.    Please allow up to 45 days for a response once the grant is submitted.

Types of Assistance Available

Mortgage or rent payments
Utilities
Health insurance or COBRA premiums
Other types of assistance evaluated upon request

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® helps ORION shine brighter:  Through a special breast cancer grant made possible by the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® – the world’s largest breast cancer organization – ORION Cancer Grant is now able to provide resources to assist current breast cancer patients with household bills, as well as help uninsured patients obtain screening mammograms. As a grantee, ORION, a program of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, has been designated by Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as one of the programs in Southern Nevada most likely to have the greatest impact in providing financial assistance to breast cancer patients in Southern Nevada.

Eligibility Criteria:  Eligible applicants may receive assistance with their living expenses up to a maximum of $1,500 in a 12 month period.  Applicants must be patients with a cancer diagnosis who are currently receiving medical treatment for cancer, living in Southern Nevada, and able to demonstrate financial need.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS TO ENSURE A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR THE REVIEW PROCESS:  CLICK FOR GRANT APPLICATION