To quickly and compassionately deliver direct financial assistance, easing some of the financial burdens that accompany breast cancer so that patients can concentrate on the more important challenge of getting well.
The ESRA Lemonade Fund provides grants to cover illness-related expenses, providing a financial and emotional boost during a time of confusion and devastation. A few examples of these out of pocket expenses:
• Transportation to doctor appointments or extra medical care & treatments
• Hospital parking
• Second opinions, prescribed medications, not covered by insurance
• Costly special clothing, wigs, prostheses
• Extra childcare, household help and other family support
The ESRA Lemonade Fund works with social workers and staff at local hospitals and breast centers to identify and screen applicants based on demonstrated financial need.