The Lend A Helping Hand (LAHH) program was created to provide help to patients undergoing treatment for breast and gynecological cancers. The focus of LAHH is to provide customized services to the patient to relieve some of the stress and worry a cancer diagnosis and ensuing treatment creates. Transportation to and from cancer-related medical appointments, housecleaning, meal preparation, financial assistance and massage therapy are just a few of the services LAHH offers.
Eligibility in the LAHH program requires a patient to be currently undergoing chemotherapy and or radiation therapy for breast or gynecological cancer. Patients receiving only hormone therapy (Tamoxifen, Femara, etc.) or Herceptin are not eligible. Patients are expected to utilize other sources of support and services and not rely solely on the LAHH program for assistance. LAHH volunteers will be happy to help patients access alternative support systems.
There are no income guidelines that apply to LAHH eligibility. However, as all LAHH funds are secured through grants and fundraising, we have a responsibility to administer the program money in a fiscally sound manner. Therefore, we reserve the right to decline offering some services if the money can be better utilized in other ways or if it is determined the patient has other avenues of support and assistance.
Upon receipt of your completed application and confirmation of your diagnosis and treatment protocol, a LAHH volunteer will contact you to discuss the specifics of your application and how we may be able to help you.
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact us at 516-759-0887.
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