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Community Cancer Care Fund

Emergency financial assistance for local community members facing financial difficulty due to a cancer diagnosis.

It is difficult enough to cope with a diagnosis of breast cancer without the added burden of financial stress that can occur as a result. The Hope Fund offers emergency financial assistance to help with expenses during care and treatment.

The Hope Fund is a program of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation and is funded through the generous support of the Minnesota Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Eligibility

The Community Cancer Care Fund is only for people who are actively receiving care for cancer. No exceptions can be made to this guideline. Active treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, surgery, lymphedema, hospice, palliative care, etc.

The fund serves patients of all ages receiving care on the Buffalo Hospital Campus or living in our service area. Previous recipients may apply one year after their previous application, for a maximum of three grants allowed.

What does the emergency fund cover?

Eligible covered expenses include:

  • Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, car payments, heat, electricity or other utilities and insurance.
  • Food and gas cards can be issued upon request.
  • The Community Cancer Care Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments, pay for any medical expenses besides insurance premiums, or prepay expenses.

How to apply

Applications are available to download, by calling 763-684-6800, or at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Buffalo Hospital. A completed application, along with a copy of the bill (no originals, please) that includes all pertinent information — amount owed, billing address, etc. — must be submitted to:

  • Fax your application to 763-684-7105 (Attn: Community Cancer Care Fund) 

  • Mail your application to: 
    Buffalo Hospital Foundation
    303 Catlin St
    Buffalo, MN 55313
  • Return your completed application to your cancer care provider or care coordinator to fill out the Provider section and transfer to the Foundation for processing.

Hope Fund

Emergency financial assistance for those actively receiving care for breast cancer

It is difficult enough to cope with a diagnosis of breast cancer without the added burden of financial stress that can occur as a result. The Hope Fund offers emergency financial assistance to help with expenses during care and treatment.

The Hope Fund is a program of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation and is funded through the generous support of the Minnesota Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Eligibility

The Hope Fund has been established for people who are actively receiving care for breast cancer only. No exceptions can be made to this guideline. Active treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, surgery, lymphedema, cording, hospice or palliative care.

The fund serves patients who are at least 18 years old and receiving care at Buffalo Hospital or living in the following counties: Wright, Sherburne, Meeker, McLeod and do not qualify for other similar programs. Previous recipients may apply one year after their previous application, for a maximum of three grants allowed.

What does the emergency fund cover?

Eligible covered expenses include:

  • Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, food, gas, or child care
  • Car payments
  • Utilities: heat, electricity, other

The Hope Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments, pay for any medical expenses besides insurance premiums or prepay expenses.

How to apply

Applications are available to download, by calling 763-684-6800, or at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Buffalo Hospital. A completed application, along with a copy of the bill (no originals, please) that includes all pertinent information — amount owed, billing address, etc. — must be submitted to:

  • Fax your application to 763-684-7105 (Attn: Hope Fund) 
  • Mail your application to: 
    Buffalo Hospital Foundation
    303 Catlin St
    Buffalo, MN 55313
  • Return your completed application to your cancer care provider or care coordinator to fill out the Provider section and transfer to the Foundation for processing.