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Patient Advocate Foundation
Phone: (800) 532-5274
Fax: (757) 873-8999
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Support Services

Caring Bridge
Caring Bridge
A CaringBridge website is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed. Patients and caregivers draw strength from loved ones’ messages of support.

My Lifeline
MyLifeLine Cancer Organization Cancer Foundation provides free, personal websites to cancer patient and caregivers to easily connect with family and friends. Unique features include a Giving Angels personal fundraising page and a Helping Calendar to get assistance like rides to appointments.

Beyond the Cure
The mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship.
Our content is for anyone dealing with breast cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, HIV, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, or any other serious or chronic illness or condition. You find our programs comforting and helpful whether you are the patient, the family caregiver, family, or even friends.

"The leader in fundraising assistance and support for transplant and catastrophic injury" Our Mission: To help transplant and catastrophic injury patients and their families afford critical but uninsured medically related expenses through fundraising guidance and patient support, as well as financial and other resources.
Phone: 1 (800) 642-8399
Fax: 1 (610) 535-6106

Cancer Counseling Inc
Provides free professional counseling and educational programs to cancer patients and their loved ones. Psychiatrists and social workers conduct individual, family and group sessions.
Phone: 1 (713) 520-9873

Helping Teens Cope With Illness
Parents can help teen-agers better cope with serious illnesses. Here are a few tips from The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, VA.

Imerman Angels
Imerman Angels is celebrating its 10th amazing year providing 1-on-1 cancer support! Their sole mission is to carefully match and individually pair a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter, survivor, or caregiver) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer. The 1-on-1 relationships with their “Mentor Angels’ inspire hope and offer the chance to receive emotional support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. Their service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world. More info is found at

Grief Recovery Institute
Provides books and resources to help those grieving the loss of a loved one move through their grief in a healthy and safe manner.
Phone: 1 (323) 650-1234

Patient Fundraising Tools

Give Forward
Give Forward provides free, personal fundraising websites to help patients and their loved ones raise money online to support medical needs. Every new account is given a personal fundraising coach to help them launch and identify strategies to meet their fundraising goal.

Go Fund Me
GoFundMe allows cancer patients, family member, or friend to create a personalized fundraising webpage than can raise money to ease the financial costs of cancer. GoFundMe webpages are free to set up, easy to use, and customizable.