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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.

  • Recipients are limited to a one-time disbursement up to $1000, per last submission date.

Please reach out to your care team for additional information. 

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.

Starting July 1st, 2023- applicants are limited to a one-time disbursement up to $1000, per last submission date.

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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. 

  • Applications must include copy of driver's license

Additional Notes: 

  • Due to increased applicants, the CRLF Financial assistance program is now a one-time disbursement of funds. We are no longer able to accept bills sporadically so please make sure you include all bills you would like covered when you are applying. Applicants are able to apply yearly from submission/date of disbursement.

  • Please be sure to include copies of all bills when submitting the application.

  • The organization does not pay credit card bills. 

  • Gift Cards are no longer provided.

  • Please submit applications by the 15th of the month. Applications will be reviewed the week of the 15th, and payments will be made. Any application received after the 15th, will be processed the following month.  

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

Please reach out to your care team for additional information. 

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.

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