The Sarah Cannon Fund
As part of our mission, the Sarah Cannon Fund has been established to support people living with cancer through a variety of community-based programs and resources, including the American Cancer Society and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Since 2012, the Fund has supported our collective goal to help those affected by cancer navigate the journey from diagnosis through survivorship. Click here to learn more about the Sarah Cannon Fund.
American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
National Cancer Institute
A collection of information run by the National Institutes of Health. www.cancer.org
Lungcancer.org is a service of CancerCare®, a non-profit organization providing free, professional support—including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications—to anyone coping with lung cancer. www.lungcancer.org
(800) 813-HOPE (4673)
What if I don’t have insurance?
- State Medicaid: cms.gov
- Medicare:medicare.gov and cms.gov
- Affordable Care Act: healthcare.gov/law/
- Hill Burton: hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/
- Your Local Health Department and Local Free Clinics: freeclinics.us/clinics/search
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery
The American Cancer Society offers a volunteer-run service called Road to Recovery. This service provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Because this service is run by volunteers who donate their time and use their own cars, the drivers cannot usually drive long distances. Call (800) 227-2345 to learn how to schedule a ride in your area.
Free or Reduced-Cost Flights
Sometimes getting to treatment also includes having to fly for treatment. Angel Flight is an organization that provides free air transportation for medically necessary trips. They are a group of pilots and volunteers. You can contact Angel Flight by calling (918) 749-8992 or visiting angelflight.com.
Lung cancer Support Groups
- Cancer Support Community
- This includes The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club.
- Visit cancersupportcommunity.org or call (888) 793-9355.
- Cancer Care
- Visit cancercare.org or call (800) 813- HOPE (4673).
Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung Cancer Alliance offers personalized support, information, and referral series at no cost to help patients, their loved ones, and those at risk.
lungcanceralliance.org (800) 298-2436