American Cancer Society – whether you want to learn about treatment options, get advice on coping with side effects, or have questions about health insurance, the American Cancer Society is here to help. They can even find you a free ride to treatment or a free place to stay when treatment is far from home.
www.cancer.org, (512) 919-1800
B.I.G. Love Cancer Care - is a 501c(3), non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to providing basic necessities and personalized care to cancer kids and their families at Dell Children's Medical Center (Austin), Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, Katy and The Woodlands), and beyond.
http://www.biglovecancercare.org, (830) 377-5830
Breast Cancer Resource Center – staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC is committed to providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer.
www.bcrc.org, (512) 524-2470
Camp Kesem – is the only national organization that recognizes and understands the overlooked population of children affected by their parent's cancer. Student leaders at UT Austin spend all year fundraising and planning a magical week-long camp during the summer, which is provided free of cost. Camp Kesem also provides year long support for these children through reunions and events.
https://campkesem.org, (260) 225-3736
Care Box Program – is an Austin based nonprofit launched in October 2014 to fill a gap in care for cancer patients and their caregivers by providing essential care supplies, often not covered by insurance, which they need at home to help prevent malnutrition, infections, and injuries.
www.careboxprogram.org, (512) 296-2180
Hair To Stay – is a nonprofit headquartered in Austin, offering a range of services to chemotherapy patients: from helping patients rent the scalp cooling equipment, to actually accompanying patients on trips to the hospital to assist in their use. Because the technology is not covered by most insurance carriers HairToStay provides grants to patients to cover most or all of the expenses related to use of scalp cooling therapy.
www.hairtostay.org, (512) 777-8762
LIVESTRONG Foundation – provides direct services, connecting people and communities with the services they need while calling for state, national, and world leaders to help fight this disease.
www.livestrong.org, (512) 279-814