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 New Ulm Medical Center Foundation and is funded through the generous support of the Minnesota Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®


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 are receiving care at the New Ulm Medical Center campus or live in one of the surrounding counties: Brown, Nicollet, Sibley, Watonwan, Lincoln, Cottonwood, Renville, or Blue Earth.

What does the emergency fund cover?

Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, car payments, heat, electricity, out of pocket medical expenses, other utilities, food, and gas can be covered by the fund. The Hope Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments or to prepay expenses.

See the Hope Fund brochure for more information.

How to apply

Choose from three options:

  • Call 507-217-5562
  • Print and fax your application to 507-217-5748 (attn: Hope Fund)
  • Mail your application along with a copy of the bill (no originals, please) that includes all pertinent information (amount owed, billing address, etc.) to: 

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute – New Ulm 
1324 Fifth North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073