Resources

It takes a village or maybe 6 or 7 of them to confront cancer. Whatever the case, we are here for those in need of support. Find help beyond our normal Gilda’s Club programs at these additional sources of assistance in the community and beyond.

Gilda's Club Kentuckiana Blog

Our blog covers a wide range of topics to help support, inspire and inform members of our community. Here you will find blog posts on topics that are important to you, from wellness tips, cancer research findings, advocacy and policy news, to stories and insights shared by patients, survivors and caregivers.

Gilda's Club Kentuckiana Financial Assistance Program

 

  • The financial assistance program at Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana is available for households with an individual in active treatment.

  • Households are eligible to apply once every 12 months from the first month of application.

  • Assistance is given in the form of a $250 gift card to either Kroger, Walmart, Speedway or Thorntons.

Not a participant of Gilda’s Club? We would love to share with you what we have to offer! Call 502.583.0075 to become a participant in our FREE program of support.

Current participants, speak to a program team member for more info.

Questions? Email gckfinancial@gck.org.

Programa de Asistencia Financiera Gilda's Club Kentuckiana
  • Disponible a hogares de personas en tratamiento activo contra el cáncer.

  • Elegibilidad anual por hogar en base a renovación de 12 meses de la fecha inicial de solicitud.

  • El programa brindará asistencia financiera a través de tarjetas de regalo de $250.00 de los siguientes establecimientos Kroger, Walmart, Speedway o Thortons.

¿No eres participante del Gilda’s Club? ¡Nos encantaría compartir contigo lo que tenemos para ofrecer! Llame al 502.583.0075 para participar en nuestro programa GRATUITO de soporte.

Participantes actuales, hablen con un miembro del equipo del programa para obtener más información.

¿Preguntas? Llame al 502.583.0075 y oprima la opción #2.

Gilda's Club Kentuckiana Video Library

To enjoy our array of health and wellness videos, click here.

National Resources

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Cancer support helpline: 888-793-9355.

 

American Cancer Society

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer; supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

 

American Institute for Cancer Research

AICR champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity.

 

Cancer Care
Provides free telephone resource navigation, whether you are in treatment, post-treatment, survivor or caregiver.

 

Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

 

Cancer Experience Registry

The Cancer Experience Registry survey uncovers the emotional, physical, practical, and financial impact of cancer so patients and caregivers receive the support they need. By taking the survey, you join thousands of others in helping to influence health care policies, enhance cancer care and improve support services.

 

Cancer Hope Network

Free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families.

 

Cancer.net

Provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

 

A CaringBridge website is a personal health journal, rallying friends and family during any type of health journey. Start a free CaringBridge website today.

 

Cleaning for a Reason

Free house cleaning for patients in active treatment for cancer.

 

LIVESTRONG Foundation

The LIVESTRONG Foundation improves the lives of people affected by cancer now. The Foundation provides free services for cancer patients and survivors today and advocates for policies that improve their access to care and quality of life.

 

MyLifeLine

This online resource provides a customizable communication platform and blog space that connects patients and caregivers to their larger support network. This is an online program of the Cancer Support Community.

 

The National LGBT Cancer Network

Our country’s first and leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization.

 

Triage Cancer

Dedicated to helping survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals navigate cancer survivorship issues by connecting them to experts, information, and resources.

Education

Cancer Support Community – Ask Ruby

Videos answering your questions about topics ranging from clinical trials and insurance to financial toxicity.

 

Cancer Support Community – Get Educated and Inspired

Discover articles, videos, podcasts, and more to help you learn about cancer and find inspiration.

 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer®

Cancer Support Community’s Frankly Speaking About Cancer® (FSAC) is Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series that provides trusted information on a variety of topics important to those affected by cancer. FSAC provides innovative health education through print and digital publications, e-learning courses, online materials, webinars, in-person workshops, and a weekly radio show.

 

Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer (KAAAC) (502-371-3044)

Emotional/Mental Health

GRYT Health

Online and app-based community for anyone impacted by cancer to share their experiences and connect with others. They offer free online webinars focused on living with cancer.

 

NAMI

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness to individuals and families that are affected by mental illness live better lives.

 

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Non-profit, nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing affordable therapy sessions at a discounted rate (between $30-$60) to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

 

Stupid Cancer Webinar “Coping with Social Isolation and Fear”

This webinar suggests coping tools and insights for managing mental health in this challenging time for the immuno-compromised community.

 

Talkspace Online Therapy

Network of licensed clinicians who provide therapy via text and video calls.

 

The Healing Trust’s Self-Care Planning Guide

Don’t know where to start with “self-care?” Try this template with tools and instructions to assist in creating a personalized self-care plan.

Financial and Legal Assistance

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance to people in active treatment in the form of a $250 gift card to either Kroger, Walmart or Speedway. Call 502.583.0075 for more info.

 

Programa de Asistencia Financiera Gilda’s Club

Gilda’s Club proporciona a personas con tratamiento activo al cáncer asistencia financiera a través de tarjetas de regalo de $250.00 a cualquiera de los siguientes establecimientos Kroger, Walmart o  Speedway. Llame al 502.583.0075 para obtener más información.

 

Cancer1Source

Assists in providing financial assistance for genetic screening co-pays (or free screenings in those who are not insured in certain states).

 

Cancer Care Foundation

Assists in providing financial assistance for genetic screening co-pays (or free screenings in those who are not insured in certain states).

 

CancerCare’s Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Provides financial help to eligible cancer patients to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer. Assistance is not meant for insurance premiums.

 

CancerCare Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program

Limited financial assistance to qualified individuals who are in active cancer treatment and share their home with a cat or a dog.

 

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges.

 

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line.

 

Cancer Support Community – Cancer Insurance Checklist

A checklist designed to provide guidance on the issues that you as a person with cancer, with a history of cancer or with a high risk for cancer should consider when shopping for insurance

 

Dollar For
A national nonprofit that helps patients check if they are eligible for financial assistance at their hospital, prepare and submit applications, and eliminate medical bills. Learn more about charity care.

 

HealthWell Foundation

Helping the underinsured afford critical medical treatments — because no one should go without essential care.

 

Heaps of Hope

Financial assistance for women living with cancer.

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Co-Pay Assistance Program

A program for persons who have Leukemia, Lymphoma, or related blood illnesses. Helps financially needy cancer patients pay for their treatment co-payments, health insurance premiums and many prescription co-payments.

 

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief

A program to help reduce the financial distress patients and their families face when paying for treatment.

Grief and Bereavement
Bluegrass Care Navigators can help shoulder the burden of dealing with extreme health challenges and end of life situations. We ease pain and relieve stress. We stand beside you and your loved ones with sincerity, respect and a sure hand to guide you through difficult times.

 

The Compassionate Friends

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

 

Hosparus Health

Hospice and bereavement services.

 

Mesothelioma Center

A free grief guide for people dealing with the loss of a loved one due to Mesothelioma.

Meal and Nutritional

Cancer Support Community Diet and Nutrition

Educational information on eating well during and after cancer treatment, including free articles, PDF guides and recipes.

 

Ina [interactive nutrition assistant]

Helps people with cancer eat healthy and stay well-nourished throughout their treatment and beyond.

 

PearlPoint Nutrition Services

Free nutrition education and consultations with a dietician for patients and caregivers of all types of cancer.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Calm App

App for meditation and sleep.

Wigs and Scarves

Awakenings Boutique

Restoring confidence and wig slaying. 502-873-5084

 

Kentucky Cancer Link

Free wigs for women and children with medical hair loss, and they also accept hair donations.

 

Hair to Stay

Grants to offset cost of scalp cooling treatment to minimize hair loss during chemotherapy.

 

Headcovers

Scarves, hats and wigs.

 

Hope Scarves

Sharing hope with people facing cancer through scarves, stories and research. 502-333- 9715

Youth and Young Adults

Camp Quality USA

Family programming and camp for pediatric cancer patients.

 

First Descents
Provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer.

 

Kids Cancer Alliance

Family programming and camp for pediatric cancer patients.

 

Make-a-Wish

Grants wishes to eligible children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength and joy.

 

Super Sibs

National nonprofit organization ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope.

 

SLAP’D (Surviving Life After a Parent Dies)

This organization provides support and resources to young people who are coping with the death of a parent.

 

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Provide tailored emotional, financial, educational, physical, and practical support services. Programs include cancer to 5k, scholarships, remote patient navigation.

 

Young Survival Coalition

Non-profit organization oriented to support and educate about breast cancer in younger women.