Resources and Organizations
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.
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 nonprofit of pilots and volunteers. You can contact Angel Flight by calling (918) 749-8992 or visiting Angel Flight.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) sponsors Hope Lodges in most major cities throughout the country. It is free to stay at all the Hope Lodge locations. If you have an ACS Hope Lodge in your area, your oncology nurse or social worker should be able to help with the application process. This resource is not for those who are homeless. ACS will check to make sure you have somewhere to stay once you have checked out. To contact the American Cancer Society, call (800) 227-2345 or visit American Cancer Society.
The nonprofit Joe’s House provides an online nationwide database of places that offer lodging for cancer patients. Check out their website to determine options in your area. You can search by state, city, and even treatment center. The search results include nonprofit lodging as well as hotels that provide medical discounts. Visit Joe’s House at Joe's House.
Where can you find support groups?
- Your hospital or treatment center
- Your local American Cancer Society chapter
Cancer Support Community- This includes The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club. Visit Cancer Support Community or call (888) 793-9355.
CancerCare- Visit CancerCare or call (800) 813-HOPE (4673).
How can you connect with a fellow survivor?
- Imerman Angels - Visit Imerman Angels or call (877) 274-5529.
- Cancer Hope Network - Visit Cancer Hope Network or call (800) 552-4366.
Individual Counseling from a Medical Professional - If you find it difficult to function in your daily life because of anxiety or depression, you may need individual counseling from a medical professional.
National Cancer Institute
A collection of information run by the National Institutes of Health.