Organized by: Angeline Williams
As we found out when my daughter Eboni was diagnosed with cancer, this devastating disease takes a toll on the body, both physically and emotionally, but it also significantly affects the patient’s and their family's financial health. A recent medical study surveying 216 cancer patients found that average out-of-pocket costs for medical treatment alone exceeded $700 a month, despite the fact all but one of the participants had health insurance. This does not include keeping the home and family going when someone loses their job because of illness. Some patients in the study reported not filling prescriptions, rationing medications, skipping treatment appointments and even opting out of recommended tests because they couldn’t afford it. The mission of The Eboni’s Friends Cancer Fund is to provide relevant financial support, prayer, and emotional support to cancer patients and their families in the metro Atlanta area to help them and their family to be as stress free as possible while they are going through treatment and recovery. We fulfill this mission through the generous support of people like you, through fundraising and awareness events, community business partnerships and donations and sales through our thrift store, Angeline’s Resale Boutique, located at 5957 Ash Street, Forest Park, GA 30297. You can help by Becoming a "Friend" Some of the things we do to help cancer patients is: * Provide assistance for expenses such as rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, medical insurance premiums and co-pays. * Help cancer patients get necessary school supplies, provide Christmas and birthday gifts for their children and buy groceries and household items. * Provide household assistance (cleaning, cooking). * Help cancer patients pay for car repairs, car insurance and transportation expenses ensuring that they get to treatment appointments. Please consider donating to help cancer patients be as stress-free as possible. To make your online contribution, just click the pink button below that says "Donate Now!" Thank you in advance for your generosity! To make an in-kind donation of furniture, household items, clothing and accessories stop by Angeline’s Resale Boutique, located at 5957 Ash Street, Forest Park, GA 30297.