Cancer Alliance

Cancer Alliance

CANCER ALLIANCE

Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope emerged because of the immense devastation cancer diagnoses were having on Palm Beach County residents. Cancer patients often had to make the impossible choice between feeding and sheltering their families or paying for the medical treatments necessary to save their lives or alleviate their unbearable pain. This organization began when a Palm Beach banker and his nurse/spouse discovered that existing groups were raising funds for cancer research and other needs, but none were providing emergency financial assistance to help cancer patients and their families while undergoing active treatment. The pair initiated benevolent efforts with friends and acquaintances to begin meeting the urgent financial needs of cancer patients and created Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope in 2003. This grassroots nonprofit organization now serves more than 1,000 clients and family members per year, disbursing financial assistance to cancer patients in extraordinary need, as well as providing comfort and help through vibrant programs for generous care baskets, food and fuel gift cards, wigs and caps, children’s school supplies, and care for beloved pets.