Our New Support Program:
 
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Glen Cove Cares is pleased to offer LAHH, a patient service program created by the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition in 1996.   

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.

To download a PDF application please click button below:
Resources:

Melanoma Resources:
melanomaintl.org
molliebigganemelanomafoundation.org

General Cancer & Breast Cancer Resources:
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
American Cancer Society
Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition
Breast Cancer Coalitions
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Women's Health & Resource Center
CancerCare
Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center
Casting For Recovery
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cure Mommy's Breast Cancer
Fighting Chance
Giving Inspiration, Fighting Together
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition
Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition
Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer
The Maurer Foundation For Breast Health Education
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
National Alliance of BC Organizations
National Lymphedema Network
North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute
Previvors and Survivors
Sisters of Greater New York
South Fork Breast Health Coalition
US Dept. of Public Health/National Women's Health Information Center
WALK for Women's Breast Cancer Fund
West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island, Inc.

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