Cancer Services: assists cancer patients and their families in the Erie County (OH, USA) both emotionally and financially. In particular, Cancer Services helps eligible cancer patients cover the costs of prescription cancer drugs, transportation or travel to medical appointments, and provides free medical supplies and equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, and electric beds to cancer patients.
Corporate Angel Network: is a charitable organization that helps cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the US, using empty seats on corporate jets.
Chemo Angels: founded by Laura Armstrong, this volunteer-run support group offers emotional and moral support to those diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. Chemo Angels accompany cancer patients throughout their treatment, making sure that cancer patients remain focused and in good spirit, and to let them know they are not alone in their fight against cancer.
Cleaning for a Reason: is a nonprofit organization that offers free household cleaning for cancer patients in the US that cannot afford to pay for cleaning services. Operating since 2006 in partnership with 1,200 maid services, Cleaning for a reason has to date helped more than 21,000 cancer patients.
Good Wishes: is a charitable organization founded by Laurie Erickson that tries to help alleviate the anxiety of losing one’s hair that some cancer patients experience after chemotherapy. The organization makes personalized beautiful head scarfs and wraps free of charge that are shipped to cancer patients in and outside of the US. To date, the organization has gifted more than 50,000 good-wishes scarfs and wraps.
Heavenly Hats: is a charitable organization founded by a teenager, Anthony Leanna, who now serves in the United States Coast Guard. The charity donates brand new hats to cancer patients who have lost their hair. While the charity operates mainly in the US, it also ships hats to cancer patients outside of the US upon request. To date, the foundations has gifted nearly 3 million hats to cancer patients.
Hope Flight Foundation: this association provides free air transportation in California, Nevada, and Oregon to children who need medical treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Little Pink Houses of Hope: offers breast cancer patients and their families a vacation free of charge at different beaches in the US. Previous locations included Carolina Beach, Hatteras island, Emerald Isle and Oak Island in North Carolina, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Key West in Florida, and Lake Tahoe in California. The week-long vacations are offered to all people with breast cancer, independently of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, geographic location, or spiritual believes. In addition to the relaxing environment, the vacation provides breast cancer patients and their families the opportunity to connect with other families living similar circumstances.
Locks of Love: the association gifts wigs made of donated real hair to financially disadvantaged children and young adults aged 6 to 21 in the US and Canada who have lost their hair due to cancer. The wigs are custom-made vacuum-fit hair prosthetics made to fit the young cancer patients.
The Lydia Project: provides free support to women diagnosed with cancer. This includes gifting handmade designer totes filled with small gifts to cancer patients in all of the US, and providing financial help to cancer patients who are unable to pay for certain necessities such rent, utilities, and prescription medicine in several counties in Georgia and South Carolina.
Mesothelioma Guide: aims at restoring hope to mesothelioma patients and their families, and guides mesothelioma patients toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance: offers several free services to qualifying cancer patients that are uninsured or underinsured in the US. Services include helping cancer patients access some 2,500 prescription medicines at reduced-cost or for free, connecting cancer patients to private and public patient assistance programs, and providing information to cancer patients on free health clinics throughout the US.
Pink-Link: is a cost-free social network for women with breast cancer providing cancer patients and survivors a much needed network of support and information. The network allows breast cancer patients to connect with other cancer survivors with similar diagnoses and who have undergone a similar treatment. It helps foster a sense of kinship among cancer patients, which in turn instills resilience and strength in the face of cancer
SeriousFun Children’s Network: are camps for children with serious illnesses including cancer. The network offers children in the US affected by cancer recreational camps located in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio. The camps offer a fun camping experience that is as inclusive and accessible to as many children as possible. All services provided to the young cancer patients and their families are completely free of charge.
Stupid Cancer: aims at supporting and helping the 15 to 39 year-olds diagnosed with cancer. The charity does so by providing young adult cancer online resources, annual conferences, radio podcasts, annual congresses, and several social media platforms to help improve outcomes for young adult cancer patients.
Wigs for Kids: helps children with cancer who have lost their hair after chemotherapy or radiation therapy regain their appearance and at the same time their confidence by providing them with custom-made hair replacement prostheses made of donated real hair. The wigs are made to match the young cancer patient’s natural hair and do not come off as the child does sports or plays in the playground.
Yoga Bear: nonprofit organization that provides free online yoga videos intended at helping cancer patients strengthen their bodies and by the same go their fight against cancer. The charity also provides listings of yoga studios that offer yoga classes for free or at a reduced cost to cancer patients in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.