Don’t let financial hardship keep you from the treatment you need.
Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle to the Coast is proud to offer assistance to those struggling with the financial burden of breast cancer treatment through the Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Treatment Assistance Program. This program bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment.
With this program, we aim to help those who are facing financial challenges by providing limited financial assistance, education and support services to low-income, underinsured or uninsured breast cancer patients throughout the Komen NC Triangle to the Coast 29-county service area across central and eastern North Carolina. Financial assistance is available for breast cancer treatment expenses such as oral pain medication, anti-nausea medication, oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy, child care/elder care, transportation to and from treatment, lymphedema care and supplies and durable medical equipment.
Funding through this program helps patients of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to patients who meet predetermined eligibility criteria. Individuals must have an active breast cancer diagnosis, be in active treatment and have income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). Click here to view the 2019 federal poverty guidelines.
To learn more about this program and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
As part of the organization’s Bold Goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is providing $300,000 in funding to Komen NC Triangle to the Coast and Komen Charlotte, to expand Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program in North Carolina. Read full press release here.
Susan G. Komen ® Charlotte
Each year, Komen Charlotte invests 75 percent of net revenue raised in local community health programs and 25 percent in breast cancer research. Since 1997, Komen Charlotte has invested more than $16 million in local community health grants and over $6 million in breast cancer research. Komen Charlotte raises funds through signature events, such as Race for the Cure® and Laugh for the Cure®, as well as a variety of community initiatives hosted by corporate partners, small businesses, faith communities, schools and volunteer organizations. For more information, call (704) 347-8181 or visit komencharlotte.org.