Helping Hands Fund
The Helping Hands Fund is critical to the financial stability of cancer patients and their families.During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, there were 194 vouchers administered to patients and their families for lodging, 99 vouchers for meals, 16 vouchers for medicine, dentistry and durable medical equipment (DME), 171 vouchers for prescriptions, 29 vouchers for rent, 1 voucher for utilities/insurance and 155 vouchers for transportation. Assistance to patients and their families totaled $98,480. A graph depicting the services provided to patients and their families from The Helping Hands Fund during the 2010-2011 fiscal year is included above right.
Unfortunately, the economic climate remains challenging in the State of Michigan and resources from The Helping Hands Fund are still critical to the financial stability of cancer patients and their families. On behalf of those who benefit from this fund at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, thank you for providing critical financial assistance to cancer patients with the greatest need.
Assistance to patients and their families totaled $98,480.
If you would like to help cancer patients by making a gift to the Helping Hands Fund, please use our online giving form or contact the UMHS Office of Medical Development at 734-998-6893.
Quotes from grateful patients supported by The Helping Hands Fund
~~Chuck B. from Ludington, MI
"We could not pay our rent for two months, as my disability
check was messed up. Thanks for your help! You saved us from
getting an eviction notice."
~~Rick C.'s wife & two teenage sons
I almost thought I would not have a transplant because I did
not have money for apartment rent in Ann Arbor. I was not
going to use money that was needed for my wife and two
little girls to pay their rent at home. My two sisters are my
caregivers in Ann Arbor so my wife can stay at home with the
girls. Thanks for the help!"
~~Tim from the Upper Peninsula