Grant Date: April 1, 2013
|Institution: Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation
P.O. Box 527
Morristown, NJ 07963-0527
Contact: Anne Levene
Project Director: Anne Levene
Phone: By Referral
Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Program
Your Dollars at Work: A Snapshot
Assists breast cancer patients while in treatment by providing direct financial assistance for non-medical expenses.
In Their Own Words…
Since 2006 Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation (BCEAF), a volunteer driven 501(c)3 organization, has been helping breast cancer patients in treatment by providing financial assistance. Grants are provided for non-medical expenses such as utilities, groceries, transportation, specialty bras and childcare. The goal is to ease some of the financial burden that accompanies breast cancer treatment so that patients can focus their strength on getting well. Patients in need are referred to BCEAF by nurses and social workers at hospitals and cancer centers with whom BCEAF collaborates. Grant requests are reviewed and carefully considered by a grant committee. Each request is evaluated based on pre-established criteria including financial need and the Foundation’s available funds. Funds granted are paid directly to the service provider (e.g. the phone company), not to the patient. Though BCEAF has partnerships with hospitals, cancer centers, and social service agencies throughout the counties served by Komen, we are particularly interested in expanding and strengthening our reach in Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Hudson, areas identified as target communities by Komen.