If you live on a fixed income, you know how far you have to make each dollar stretch just to afford food and medications. The following resources provide assistance to those in need.

cropped-nancyslist-e1370446947362    “As Nancy’s List has evolved through my attempts to meet the needs of cancer patients, I return to my focus on finding the money and making financial assistance available to all of us who are overwhelmed by this reality. I hope I am helpful.” ~quote by Nancy Novak, Founder of Nancy’s List

RxHopeLogo           “RxHope is exactly what its name implies…a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help.” ~quote from RxHope

logo             “The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of our members so they can help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.” ~quote from National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

ncoa-logo    “Our goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.  The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner helping older adults meet the challenges of aging through services like BenefitsCheckUp®. This is a comprehensive, FREE online tool that connects older adults with benefits they may qualify for. Join the 6,322,529 people who have discovered $22.7 billion in benefits.” ~quote from NCOA website

ACN_logo_Color-300x118      “Air Charity Network is a charitable organization that provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Air Charity Network members also coordinate flights to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriner’s Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, and for many other humanitarian reasons.” ~quote from Air Charity Network

AKF-logo       “Last year, we provided financial assistance to 1 in 5 dialysis patients, and through education, awareness, and advocacy efforts have helped millions of people.” ~quote from American Kidney Fund

make-a-wish-logo     make-a-wish-logo_2_0   “Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.” ~quote from the Make-A-Wish® website. See also Make-A-Wish International



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