Cancer Support

​Financial Help

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, the financial strain on a family can be overwhelming. In some cases a choice has to be made between paying for cancer-fighting drug therapies and buying groceries, filling a gas tank or paying a mortgage. That’s where great organizations come in:

Susan G Komen/Montana

komenidahomontana.org/about-breast-cancer/

tough enough to weAR pink Montana

Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana is dedicated to providing funds to local foundations, charities and individuals in support of awareness, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
They provide financial grants directly to individuals undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Each year, on the Thursday before Mother’s Day, we sponsor Mammogram Day. We coordinate with the Montana Cancer Screening program and local screening facilities to provide free mammograms.

toughpinkmontana.org

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation

http://www.stmfoundation.org

(303) 886-5018
About Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation: Offers post-secondary scholarships to current year high school graduates who are survivors of cancer who reside in Montana.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Montana Chapter

www.pparx.org

(888) 477-2669

About Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Offers Montanans a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Providence Montana Health Foundation

Ava Nicole Foundation for community heALTH

2831 Fort Missoula Rd., Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 926-2522

www.fchwmt.org/adults/

Cancer Network of Sanders County

406-826-4278

www.cancernetworksanderscounty.org

About Cancer Network of Sanders County: Cancer Network is a nonprofit organization that was formed to lend support to Sanders County residents with their cancer treatments. Funds are available to assist with travel expenses, medications, prostheses, wigs or other related expenses not covered by insurance.

​Organizations

​AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (ACS)

Missoula office: 3550 Mullan Rd., Ste. 103, Missoula, MT 59808

(406) 728-1004, Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

National Cancer Information Hotline: 1-(800)-ACS (227)-2345, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . www.cancer.org

ACS is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Direct support includes:

  • Cancer Resource Center: Free access to resource information and support at Community Cancer Care, located at Community Medical Center.
  • Gift Closets: Women battling cancer can go to the Gift Closet for free wigs, hats and scarves located at three locations in Missoula: (1) The American Cancer Society, 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 301, (2) Community Cancer Care at Community Medical Center and (3) Cancer Center of Montana at St. Patrick’s Hospital.
  • Health Insurance Assistance Service: MT cancer patients can call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour toll-free number to speak with a health insurance specialist to ask about coverage and insurance programs specific to the state. Call 1 (800) 227-2345, 24/7.
  • Look Good…Feel Better: Trained cosmetologists offer free group sessions to teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Call (406) 728-1004 for dates, times and locations.
  • Patient Lodging Program: Designed for cancer patients and one caregiver who must travel more than 50 miles or 90 minutes to receive cancer treatment. Participating hotels provide complimentary or reduced rate rooms to patients on a space available basis. Call (800) 227-2345 2 weeks in advance to arrange lodging.
  • Reach to Recovery: Trained breast cancer survivor volunteers provide support via phone or in person to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
  • Relay For Life: The largest signature fund-raiser of the American Cancer Society which includes survivor celebrations and memorial events.
  • Road to Recovery:  Trained volunteer drivers provide free rides to treatments and home again. Call (800) 227-2345 for more information.

KOMEN: SUSAN G. KOMEN Idaho MONTANA

komenidahomontana.org/ and www.komen.org

Komen Idaho Montana funds research and breast cancer programs for free mammograms, diagnostic services, treatment, and survivor support. Contact us for information about current grantee programs.​

MONTANA CANCER CONTROL COALITION (MTCCC)

www.mtcancercoalition.org/

MTCCC is a statewide collaborative of individuals and organizations working
together to reduce the overall burden of cancer for Montanans. Workgroups
address priority objectives through collaborative projects. To volunteer, or for
more information, call (406) 258-3684.

​MONTANA CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM (MCCP)

Missoula City-County Health Department

301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 258-3684

https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/health-department/healthy-people-healthy-families/cancer-control
MCCP provides assistance to both individuals and professionals. Educational materials, speakers on cancer topics, consultations and research are available at no cost. Other services include cancer screening systems for provider offices and assisting businesses with employee wellness programs.

MONTANA CANCER INSTITUTE FOUNDATION

500 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 329-5663

www.montanacancerinstitutefoundation.org/default.cfm

The Institute is a unique, independent collaborative effort between Providence
St. Patrick Hospital and the University of Montana promoting the integration
of research, patient care and educational programs.

Cancer Support Community

Learn about cancer, find support, leaving with cancer… A very helpful website to help you through your new journey.

​https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org

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