The CareBOX Program is an innovative Austin-based non-profit launched in 2014 to address the gaps in cancer care for patients in Central Texas. They provide free essential care supplies to cancer patients at home, to help prevent malnutrition, infection, and injury. Patients are invited to build a custom wish list specific to their diagnosis and treatment. Volunteers deliver the supplies directly- 80% of which are not covered by most insurance companies.
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
New York, NY
Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is committed to jumpstarting promising research, to hasten desperately needed breakthroughs in ovarian cancer detection and treatment. They fight the disease on all fronts, including in the lab and through innovative programs to support survivors and their families. Every 23 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and it is the #1 cause of gynecologic cancer deaths. This grant was nominated by a woman in the community who described her own experience with ovarian cancer and her belief in the hope and healing OCRA provides.
HALO Medical Travel
HALO Medical Travel helps individuals and families with medical travel expenses including transportation, lodging, food, gas and more. This volunteer run organization connects patients to community resources. When existing services are not available, they provide the resources themselves so patients can access treatments away from home. HALO Medical launched 2 years ago and as they have expanded partnerships with social workers in hospitals and care centers, they have seen a significant increase in patients seeking help. HALO serves the Inland Northwest Regions of Washington and Northern Idaho.