Providing Financial Support for Women with Cancer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Heaps of Hope reaches out to some of the most vulnerable in our society: women with a cancer diagnosis. It was inspired by one woman's journey through breast cancer with the desire to reach out to other women during this time. A serious illness puts a great deal of stress on every aspect of a person's life, including their financial situation. Heaps of Hope assists women through this time by:

  • Offering assistance with the cost of transportation to medical appointments
  • Helping pay for medications when women have no prescription coverage or have very high co-payments for their medication
  • Helping pay hospital bills for uncovered treatments or tests
  • Assisting with the cost of integrative therapies which are not covered by health insurance and can be helpful treating pain, nausea, insomnia and anxiety
  • Offering grocery gift cards to help ease the financial strain that this illness can cause
  • Providing an inspirational book - There's No Place Like Hope - to women who are newly diagnosed

So when a social worker or medical professional sits with a woman devastated by the news of this diagnosis and uncertain about how she will manage, Heaps of Hope is there to reassure her that she is not alone on this journey. Hope is what sustains us through difficult times and Heaps of Hope provides exactly that!

-Melinda Taranto-Garnis, LICSW, Oncology Care Social Worker

This website is dedicated in loving memory to Anne Murray who lost a very brief but brave battle with cancer on March 6, 2009. Anne's legacy of warmth, kindness, and always putting others before herself will live on through Heaps of Hope.

The quotes you see throughout our website are found in the book "There's No Place Like Hope" by Vickie Girard.