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Emergency financial assistance for those actively receiving care at Allina Health 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.

What does the emergency fund cover?

Eligible covered expenses include:

  • Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, food, gas
  • Car payments
  • Utilities: heat, electricity, other
  • Out of pocket medical expenses,

The Hope Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments or to prepay expenses.

How to apply

Choose from three options:

  • Pick up an application at New Ulm Medical Center’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.
  • Print and scan your application to  (Subject: Hope Fund) 
  • Mail your application to: 
    New Ulm Medical Center Foundation
    Missy Dreckman
    1324 5th North Street
    New Ulm, MN 56073