Thanks to generous grants since 2009 from the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer® Foundation, Ridgeview is able to provide emergency financial assistance to patients facing financial challenges during their treatment for breast cancer.*
About Hope Chest for Breast Cancer®
The founder, Barbara Hensley, survives two sisters who lost their battle with breast cancer. Their combined six-year struggle was devastating to Barbara. She became painfully aware of the challenges faced by underserved women experiencing breast cancer. In 2001, Barbara resigned her corporate executive position and founded the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer where she drives the commitment to make a difference.
How This Fund Can Help
Here's an example of how this fund benefitted a woman who was in a difficult situation due to her breast cancer treatment:
Jane Smith missed time from work during her breast cancer treatment and had fallen behind on her electric bill. After learning about the Emergency Assistance Fund, she decided to submit a Request for Funds form to Ridgeview. The Foundation then sent a check from the Emergency Patient Assistance Fund directly to the electric company on behalf of Jane Smith.
Read more about how this fund and Ridgeview's Cancer Care services support families.
Requesting Funds Is Easy
To request funds from the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Emergency Assistance Fund, simply complete the Request for Funds form and submit it to your breast cancer coordinator or social worker at Ridgeview. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact a breast care nurse at (952) 442-2191, ext. 5673, or Ridgeview Social Services at (952) 442-2191, ext. 6190.
*Emergency funds provide assistance with non-medical bills (such as rent, utilities and transportation) to women who are unable to work due to the side effects of breast cancer treatment, up to $1,000 per calendar year during treatment for the disease.