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Financial Support for Melanoma patients and their families.

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Jay Weatherbee


Ray Weatherbee Cancer Treatment Fund, Inc.

Our Mission Statement

This fundraising campaign was initially started for our family member, Ray Weatherbee. He was diagnosed with stage 4 "explosive" Melanoma. We are your average American family, living paycheck to paycheck. We were in such a dilemma trying to figure out how we would pay extremely high co-payments for Ray's cancer medication. The drug he needed to maintain his quality of life is called Zelboraf. The cost of this medication is over $10,000 per month. Ray's co pay was $2,125 per month.

Ray was in the recovery stage of a surgery that involved the removal of a 3.8lb Melanoma tumor, from underneath his armpit. The doctors involved collectively stated it was the largest Melanoma tumor they have ever removed. The hospital he was recovering in would not provide him with the Zelboraf, until we were able to pay the co-payment.

That is where our dilemma started. We were 150 miles from home, staying in a hotel, and trying to find a way to raise $2,125 just to begin Ray's treatment. Unfortunately, we went home with no plan. After returning home, I was made aware of a website that the average person could manage a fundraiser through. We started fundraising on December 17th, 2011. On December 24th, we were able to deliver a one month supply of Zelboraf to Ray.

Through family, friends, complete strangers and a fundraiser we were able to raise enough money for at least six months of co-pays. Unfortunately Ray lost his battle on April 12th 2012. With the money raised we were able to pay 100% of the funeral costs for Raymond.

About Us

My family and a couple of very close family friends decided to incorporate the Ray Weatherbee Memorial Cancer Treatment Foundation. The money raised in Ray’s name will be used to help families struggling with the financial burdens that insurance companies will not cover. We have a great group of family volunteers, who are very committed to helping the average New England family with the unexpected, out of pocket expenses, due to the diagnosis, treatment of, and (unfortunately sometimes) death, from the disease of Melanoma Cancer.

Please help fund this non-profit cause. We are a 501(c)3 organization completely staffed with all volunteers. Look for announcements about fundraisers, raffles and cancer awareness merchandise, all proceeds will go directly to The Ray Weatherbee Memorial Cancer Treatment Foundation, in order to fund and further advance our mission.

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