When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the average family spends 40+ hours per week caring for their child while they are in active treatment. Parents must take time off from work, or in many cases leave their job to care for their child. Often in dual-parent homes, a working parent has to take a second job to pay for mounting medical costs and the loss of income.
The Max Cure Foundation’s Roar Beyond Barriers program provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer to help ease some of the burdens on the family while dealing with the child’s diagnosis. The program consists of three parts including monthly gift cards, an emergency assistance fund, and back-to-school assistance.
The Max Cure Foundation assists qualified families with financial support through the provision of monthly gift cards to be used towards necessities such as food, clothing and toiletries. MCF interacts with hospital social workers that refer families with children in active treatment and meet program qualifications. The social workers provide a list of qualified candidates, of which MCF’s Executive Director and Board of Directors select those families to participate in the program. Upon receipt of all required information by the social worker, families selected for the program will receive their first gift card(s) within 30 days of registration, and every month thereafter while the child is in active treatment and sufficient funding for the program remains available.
How To Apply
The Max Cure Foundation currently does not accept unsolicited requests for monthly financial support. All applications must be submitted from a social worker from one of our partner hospitals, or by a social worker from a non-participating hospital based upon urgent and unmet needs. To request funding assistance, please complete the application below.
The Max Cure Foundation provides emergency assistance to low-income and military families who have a child in active treatment for cancer and who are currently experiencing pressing and immediate financial hardship as a direct result of the child’s diagnosis. The emergency assistance can be used to pay expenses such as rent/mortgage, electricity, gas, medical expenses, car payments and other critical monthly living expenses. Financial assistance is made possible because of generous donors. These funds are made available for families with the greatest need. Any child diagnosed with cancer on or before his/her 18th birthday is eligible for consideration but only families experiencing significant and immediately pressing financial hardship will be considered for financial support.
How To Apply
To apply for emergency assistance click here to complete the application. You will receive correspondence via mail and email within three business days from our Roar Beyond Barriers Program Director requesting more information. We will need to communicate with your child’s physician or assigned social worker and must have copies of the bills for which you are requesting support prior to Board approval.