Patient Support Programs

The CDC suggests that 22% of Marshall County is uninsured and even those of us who are insured may have a hard time covering continuing healthcare costs once discharged. The Foundation's patient support programs are designed to fill the gap for many in our community who just need a little assistance.

The Mammography Assistance Program (MAP)

Through the funds provided from MAP, women who cannot afford a yearly mammogram are offered assistance. Often the concern over the loss of income because of the time away from work or the lack of transportation or gas money prevent women from having this potentially life-saving test performed on an annual basis. Through MAP we have the ability to help women overcome these obstacles.

Fundraising for the Mammography Assistance Program is done throughout the year by many of our Partners in Healthcare Philanthropy, but culminates during October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - at The Foundation’s Annual Pink Pumpkin Run.

The Marshall Cancer Care Center Assistance Fund

As a part of the Closer to Home campaign, the Marshall Cancer Care Center Assistance Program was founded by friends and family of cancer patients to create better opportunities for the Marshall Cancer Care Center to provide for its patients. From purchasing festive holiday décor for encouragement to patient gas cards to providing a network of support groups for patients and their families, this is one support program that's reach is as meaningful as it is powerful.

Quality of Life Patient Assistance Fund

Oftentimes, patients need help covering the cost of medical equipment and medication once they’ve been discharged from the hospital. Through this support program, The Foundation is able to provide an avenue for Marshall North and South patients to continue proper care at home to reduce their recovery time and build a healthier community.