Financial Support

Teal in Need
In Honor of the Cathy Mislinski Legacy Gift

WOCA’s “Teal In Need” campaign focuses on financially assisting ovarian cancer patient’s Physician Fees or Hospital Expenses, while they are currently undergoing treatment or have finished treatment within the past 6 months. WOCA defines “treatment” as: chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, clinical trials, and/or therapy/program regimen.

 

WOCA assists individuals regardless of their race, age, religion, or sexual orientation. To be eligible for financial assistance, you must be an ovarian cancer patient living or receiving treatment in Wisconsin, unless otherwise approved by the “Teal In Need” committee.

Applications accepted quarterly.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for financial assistance you must:

  • have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer confirmed by an oncology health care provider

  • be in active treatment for your cancer, or finished treatment within the past 6 months

  • live in Wisconsin 

  • *Please note* Individuals may not receive funds from both “Teal in Need” and the "CRLF fund" in the same year.

Steps for Applying

  1. If you are eligible to apply:

    • Click on the button and fill out the application form. ​

    • Please be sure to submit a completed application form. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. 

      • Tips for filling out the application form:

        • print clearly- illegible applications cannot be processed.

        • fill in each blank space in the application. Use “no”, “none”, or “0” as appropriate—do not leave any blank responses.

        • have your physician complete all sections of the Medical Information Section and provide a signature and date.

    • Once the application is complete email to jennifer@wisconsinovariancancer.org, or mail it to the WOCA office: 13825 W. National Ave., Suite 103, New Berlin WI 53151*

The Connie Rutledge Legacy Fund (CRLF)

The Connie Rutledge Legacy Fund (CRLF) was founded to assist those impacted by ovarian and other gynecological cancers as well as ovarian cancer research. CRLF assists individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

To be eligible for financial assistance you must be undergoing treatment for ovarian or other gynecological cancer. All recipients need to be a resident of Wisconsin.  Applicant’s income restriction is 250% or less of federal poverty levels and/or whose insurance/Medicare assistance is not sufficient for applicant to maintain financial stability.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for financial assistance you must:

  • have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer or other gynecologic cancer confirmed by an oncology health care provider

  • be in active treatment for your cancer, or finished treatment within the past 6 months

  • live in Wisconsin

  • Applicants' income must be 250% or less of federal poverty levels in Wisconsin and/or whose insurance/Medicare assistance is not sufficient to maintain stability- *Please note* - proof of income may be requested by the organization. 

  • *Please note* Individuals may not receive funds from both “Teal in Need” and the "CRLF fund" in the same year.

  • Recipient is limited up to $1000 annually per last submission date.

Steps for Applying

  1. If you are eligible to apply:

    • Click on the button and fill out the application form. ​

    • Please be sure to submit a completed application form. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. 

      • Tips for filling out the application form:

        • print clearly- illegible applications cannot be processed.

      • Fill in each blank space in the application. Use “no”, “none”, or “0” as appropriate—do not leave any blank responses.

      • Have your physician complete all sections of the Medical Information Section and provide a signature and date. 

    • Once the application is complete email to jennifer@wisconsinovariancancer.org, or mail it to the WOCA office: 13825 W. National Ave., Suite 103, New Berlin WI 53151

Other Financial Assistance

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers and pharmacies, PAN provides the under-insured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided nearly 1 million under-insured patients with over $2.6 billion in financial assistance, through nearly 60 disease-specific programs.