The Good Life

Living Well – With or Without Cancer

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Cook For Your Life

A non-profit teaching “healthy cooking to people touched by cancer” through free videos, classes, recipes and tips that combat the side effects of chemo and much more. They offer free on-site cooking classes if you are located in New York City.

First Descents

Offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

Epic Experience

Offers free week-long outdoor experiences to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as separate camps for caregivers. Participants will be encouraged to recognize the reality that cancer is a part of their story, but that it no longer defines them.

Casting for Recover

Offers a 2–1/2 day retreat for women to provide fly-fishing instruction and breast cancer information in a setting that helps lessen isolation, sharing a recreational activity with both physical and emotional benefits.

 

YMCA Livestrong

Free 12-week, small group fitness program at various Y’s around the country aimed at helping cancer survivors in the transitional period between completion of treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to a “new normal”. Instructors work to fit the program to each participant’s individual needs.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

Provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. Must have insurance to qualify.

Corporate Angel Network

Arranges free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jetsOpen to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary

Cancer For College

Grants scholarships to cancer survivors enrolled in an accredited college. Formed in 1993 by Craig Pollard as a senior project while at USC Business School. He was a two time cancer survivor and witnessed first hand the financial impact cancer can have on a family and the hope a college education can provide to a survivor. Will Ferrell is friends with Craig and often attends Cancer for College fund raising events. 100% of Will Ferrell sunscreen proceeds go to C4C.

Road To Recovery

An ACS program that provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate time, cars, gas and stimulating conversation.

National Children’s Cancer Society

Provides financial assistance, meals during treatment, phone cards, lodging during treatment, health insurance premiums, and medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Free GasUSA

Provides assistance paying for gas to get to treatments, grocery shopping, and other places of necessity.

Camp Make-A-Wish

Cost-free programs offered throughout the year to children, teens, young adults and women with cancer, as well as programs for children who have a sibling or a parent with cancer. Medical supervision is provided along with necessary cancer treatments. The camp is entirely handicap accessible, including the pool, hot tub, zip line, cabins, restrooms and lodge. A travel fund is maintained to help offset out-of-pocket travel cost for qualifying campers.

Little Pink Houses Of Hope

Free week long vacations for breast cancer patients and their families designed to help families relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during the cancer journey.

Chemo Angels

Volunteers support their “buddy” throughout their journey with cards, uplifting messages, supportive words and lots of positive energy to help fuel a positive attitude and aid in the road to recovery.

Camp Kesem

A nation-wide camp program that recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Dream Foundation 

First and largest national wish-granting organization for adults, Dream Foundation has been touching lives, meeting needs, reuniting families, and providing peace, closure and joy at the end of life’s journey.

Make A Wish

Grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes.

Look Good Feel Better 

Dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing cancer treatment. Provides free group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community

Well Spouse

Provides support for spousal caregivers at different tiers, including those who are just starting and those who have been caregivers for years.

Cool Kids Campaign

Improving quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and families with a focus on the academic, social and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis.

Cleaning for a Reason

Provides free housecleaning service to women with any type of cancer

The Melanie Project

Receive a free bar of Bethesda Skincare multi-vitamin sunscreen soap that supplies an invisible layer of SPF 10 protection through daily washing. It’s particularly suited for extremely sensitive skin as a result of cancer treatment

LiberatorFashions

A catalog of mastectomy bras and other lingerie. The company will see that qualifying customers get insurance reimbursement and there is often no or little out-of-pocket expense for items.

Chemo Calendar App

If you are going through chemotherapy, tracking your blood cell counts, symptoms and medications is critical for your treatment success. This Health Monitor Chemo Calendar (available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) captures and organizes all your information in one place. Reports can be emailed directly to your doctors or caregivers. Free on iTunes.

Good Wishes

Provides “It’s a Wrap” or “Good Wishes” square scarf to anyone experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness at no cost. These scarves usually sell for $70.

The Lydia Project

Lydia tote bags, unique and constructed by dedicated volunteers, are provided free of charge to any woman currently undergoing any kind of cancer treatment anywhere in the world as well as twelve months of gifts–including card, journals, lotions and more.

Play to Cure: Genes in Space

Play to Cure™: Genes in Space is the world’s first free mobile game that uses the collective force of players to analyze real genetic data and help beat cancer sooner. By playing Genes in Space you’ll be analyzing significant amounts of genetic data which would have taken scientists hours to do. This data can then be used to develop new life saving treatments.