Financial Resources

BRITTANY’S BATTLE

Brittany’s Battle is a foundation started in honor of Brittany Elizabeth Coppedge, a college sophomore, 13 year competitive gymnast, and a non-smoker who lost her battle to lung cancer at the age of 19. Their mission is to raise awareness, provide support for other families as they fight their own battle with cancer, and to raise desperately needed research dollars. Brittany’s Battle seeks to provide support to the UNC Cancer Hospital and Children’s Hospital, the Chapel Hill Ronald McDonald house, and families who send them a completed Application for Assistance.  They may provide assistance with housing expenses, travel assistance, auto repairs, special clothing needs, etc. 

CANCER CARE

Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones, and the bereaved.

CANCER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COALITION

A clearinghouse of information designed to help lung cancer patients with financial issues ranging from pharmaceutical help to insurance help to transportation help and so on. Find help both from national organizations as well as from organizations local to you.

HEALTHWELL FOUNDATION

The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 that is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Their vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.

NATIONAL PATIENT TRAVEL CENTER

The National Patient Travel HELPLINE provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.

PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION

An organization who’s mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.