Cancer impacts a patient more than just medically and not all cancers can be treated at our state of the art local facilities. This Fund will help more families ease their financial burdens during a patient’s treatment, wherever their treatment takes them. Financial assistance is available for costs directly related to the cancer diagnosis, such as utility and/or rent or mortgage payments because a patient cannot work, childcare, or gas to get to and from medical appointments.
The Betty Kearns Cancer Fund can help patients who struggle to meet basic, daily living needs so that they can focus on their health and healing. A patient is eligible to apply for up to $1,000, and in extenuating circumstances, the committee can approve help beyond that amount.
This Fund was started in honor of the late Betty Kearns who passed away in 2006 from breast cancer. Betty and her husband Ted Kearns were born and raised in Port Huron. Betty was a stay at home mother who always had a smile on her face and homemade cookies baking. The Kearns belonged to two dance clubs and were a delight to watch on the dance floor, they just loved to go dancing. The family fondly remembers Betty and her little black dresses. Betty’s legacy now lives on when hundreds of women dress up to attend the annual Little Black Dress event and dance the night away.
The financial assistance program and application details are available below. Completed applications or questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are available year-round.