Established in 2004 by the Benedictine Health Foundation, and in partnership with the Gruner Family, the Fund provides financial assistance for residents of Ulster County regardless of the facility or location they currently receive cancer treatment, and also for residents of neighboring Hudson Valley Counties who are receiving cancer treatment from a facility within Ulster County. The Fund currently provides assistance in the form of grocery and/or fuel gift cards to patients who meet the financial and clinical qualifications.
When a patient’s health insurance does not cover a required cancer treatment product, the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program in Kingston (845-339-2071) or your treatment center’s support program may be able to help with prosthesis, lymph edema sleeves, wigs, turbans, surgical bras, or compression stockings.
Please contact Bernadette Rexford, Development Manager, at (845) 334-3017 to inquire about the Fund or to receive an application. Once qualified, non-cash assistance of up to $500 per calendar year is available. 100% of the patients who have qualified have been provided with assistance to date.