One of the objectives of the Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Fund is to provide limited financial assistance for children and young adult patients (up to 40 years of age) with significant financial needs during their cancer treatment. Limited financial assistance (full or partial) may be provided for hair prosthetics, prescription and off-label medications, travel expenses for medical care and patient assistance dogs (seizure detection, seeing eye dogs, etc.)
Applications for financial assistance will be reviewed on a weekly basis and awarded within four weeks of submission to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need in one of the above areas. Considerations for other expenses will be made on a case-by-case basis. Financial assistance is only provided as direct payment to the payee. Funds will not be paid directly to the patient. Patients must be in active treatment at eligible cancer centers where the Ulman Cancer Fund has an onsite Patient Navigator.