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PINK "ME" PROGRAMS

PINK “ME” offers three different programs to help support women on their journey through breast cancer and survivorship. Our first program, Connected by Cells Program, connects you to us through texts, calls, or email- whatever support communication you prefer! We will communicate inspirational quotes and help to be a support system so you will not have to go through your journey alone. Our next program, Breast Cancer Treatment Health Assistance Grant Program, provides financial assistance to women who are in active treatment for breast cancer. No one undergoing breast cancer treatment should ever have to choose between getting the medical care they need or paying their household/medical bills. The financial toxicity of treatment costs, coupled with income loss, force hard decisions of families affected by breast cancer. The financial side can be just as devastating as the medical side. That's why there's the grant programs offered by PINK "ME".

Finally, our last program, Survivor Health & Wellness Assistance Grant Program provides financial assistance to women who are survivors of breast cancer. Details of each program are listed below. The application is the same for our Breast Cancer Treatment Health Assistance Program and the Survivor Health and Wellness Program. Application and supporting documents must be mailed. Financial Assistance Grant Programs are not emergency funds and cannot provide immediate financial assistance. For additional questions regarding financial assistance programs please email: financialassistance@pink-me.org

PINK "ME" FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS

ARE PROVIDED ON A ONE-TIME BASIS ONLY

 

2024 Quarter Two- Open

(New Mexico Residents)

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PINK "ME" Connected by Cells Program

We connect with texts and phone Calls

EMAIL US, TEXT US, CALL US, We're HERE FOR YOU!

We are all connected by cells. But not body cells - by cell phones. Cell phones offer us the ease of readily having information available to us in the palm of our hands, with the simplicity of a swipe or a click. Join us and receive support that is instant, fruitful, and reliable.

All from the comfort of your home. 

 

what to know about the program

This program was created to allow women going through their breast treatments and survivors to connect with each other, share resource options, information, and build supportive resources all while being compassionately supported. Messages are sent Monday through Friday. Messages anytime are welcome, as PINK "ME” strives to be here for the community via email, phone call, or text, we’re here! Please remember that you’re always welcome to email us, call us, text us, we're here for you! Responses to text messages, emails, or phone call will be answered within 48-hours or less.

      If you are seeking specific medical advice, please contact your physician or call 911 in the case of an emergency.

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PINK “ME”  Breast Cancer Treatment Health Assistance Grant Program

PINK "ME” Breast Cancer Treatment Health Assistance provides financial assistance for basic living and healthcare expenses to eligible breast cancer patients. Entry into the Financial Assistance Programs for the Breast Cancer Treatment is 4 times per year, quarterly, and is based on funding and financial resources available. Our goal is to provide resources and financial support to those that are in active breast cancer treatment and to help women to understand their health information/medical records accessibility for their healthcare and treatment outcomes.

 

1st quarter: January through March 
2nd quarter: April through June

3rd quarter: July through September
4th quarter: October through December

 

 

Individuals selected will be notified via email and will start in the following quarter for the program.

 

PINK "ME" provides up to $1,500 in financial assistance through direct bill payments over the course of 3 months (example $500/month x 3 months).

 


 

WHO QUALIFIES AND WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE BREAST CANCER TREATMENT HEALTH ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

YOU MUST BE IN ACTIVE TREATMENT.  Active treatment is defined and specified as: the period after a positive diagnosis of breast cancer has been made (with a diagnostic biopsy), and during which therapies are being managed, including surgical procedures to remove the cancerous cells (e.g. single or bi-lateral mastectomy, lumpectomy, axillary dissection, or sentinel node biopsy), chemotherapy or radiation. Active treatment does not include reconstruction surgeries or long-term hormonal therapies (including Tamoxifen, Fareston, Arimidex, Aromasin, Femara, Zoladex/Lupron, Megace, and Halotestin).

PINK "ME” Breast Cancer Treatment Assistance Program is not an emergency fund and cannot provide immediate financial assistance.

You must provide proof of a current diagnosis via a signed, dated letter on official letterhead AND complete the PINK "ME” Breast Cancer Treatment Health Assistance Application.

Amount of assistance given on a short-term basis (up to 90 days) with a financial limit of up to $1,500.00 based on qualification, available program funds and need.

 

IF I’M ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM, HOW DO I RECEIVE THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

 

The individual selected for this program will not receive the money directly. PINK “ME” will directly make a payment to a bill of the person’s choice that does not exceed the amount of the money given. Payments may be for, but not limited to utility bills, mortgage or rent, car or car insurance payment, health insurance premiums, hotel stay of family members caring for individual, cost for out-of-state care and treatment transfer cost, plane ticket, gas, medication, medical supplies, and office visit co-pays, and much more may be paid with this financial assistance.

 

Bills in the process of collection will not be considered. By applying to our programs, you are certifying that all information submitted to PINK"ME” is accurate and true, to the best of your knowledge. Any false statements may disqualify you from our program.

 

PINK "ME” does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, gender, or ethnicity.

PINK “ME”  Survivor Health and Wellness Assistance Grant Program

Health and wellness is an important process of breast cancer survivors and the process of achieving one’s personal best state of mental and physical health. An active lifestyle can contribute to an increase state of one’s health and wellness. Wellness isn’t just about eating healthy foods, such as lean proteins, vegetables, and maintaining an active lifestyle. It is also about the 7 dimensions of wellness, which are:

 

1. Social 2. Emotional

3. Spiritual 4. Environmental

5. Occupational 6. Intellectual

7. Physical Wellbeing

 

PINK "ME” Survivor Health and Wellness Assistance provides financial assistance for basic living and healthcare expenses to eligible breast cancer survivors. Entry into the Financial Assistance Programs for the Survivor Health and Wellness Program is 4 times per year, quarterly, and is based on funding and financial resources available. Our goal is to provide resources and financial support to those that are post one year of breast cancer treatments and surgeries.

 

1st quarter: January through March 
2nd quarter: April through June

3rd quarter: July through August
4th quarter: September through December

 

Individuals selected will be notified via email by the end of that month and will start in the following quarter for the program.

 

PINK "ME" provides up to $600 in financial assistance through direct bill payments over the course of 3 months (example $200/month x 3 months).

 

WHO QUALIFIES AND WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SURVIVOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

 

You must be a cancer survivor, past one year of all cancer treatments. PINK "ME” Survivor Health and Wellness Financial Assistance Program is not an emergency fund and cannot provide immediate financial assistance. Amount of assistance given on short-term basis (up to 90 days) with a financial limit of up to $600.00 based on qualification, available program funds and need.

 

IF I’M ACCEPTED INTO THE PRO​GRAM, HOW DO I RECEIVE THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

 

The individual selected for this program will not receive the money directly. PINK “ME” will directly make a payment to a bill of the person’s choice that does not exceed the amount of the money given. Payments may be for, but not limited to health and wellness support services, access to post-treatment follow-up care services and health care plans, screenings for a breast cancer recurrence and for second primary breast cancer, accessibility and management of physical and psychosocial long-term and late effects of breast cancer treatment care.

 

Bills in the process of collection will not be considered. By applying to our programs, you are certifying that all information submitted to PINK"ME” is accurate and true, to the best of your knowledge. Any false statements may disqualify you from our program.

 

PINK "ME” does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, gender, or ethnicity.

PINK "ME" Up and Go tote bags

Tote bags and notebook are provided to individuals who are accepted into the breast cancer treatment or survivor health and wellness program(s).

Here is what some friends of PINK "ME" have said about the impact of its Programs and Services

“Thank you, a million times, for making the payment to the hospital. PINK "ME" has been a live saver for me and a friend. When I have been at my lowest, you have been there. I will never forget that.”

— Anonymous

“Thank you! I'm so grateful to you for  purchasing my compression sleeve. Today was radiation treatment #13 of #25, and no lymphedema.”

— Anonymous

“Thank you so much for the beautiful gifts. That was so very, very kind, thoughtful, generous, and wonderful of you. I am amazed how wonderful you all are. Each of you are so very busy, yet take the time out of your busy days to make sure other people are taken care of. You are truly amazing. Thank you for your friendship and support.”

— Anonymous

"Dear Pink Me and Team,

 

Thank you so very much for restoring my faith in humanity! I just got your package with the mug and bag and the firewood will be so appreciated!"

-Anonymous

"Greetings,

 

I have attached a copy of my recent electric bill. If you do not accept it by PDF I can mail it, please just let me know.

Many many  thanks for helping with this bill. I am about to start radiation at $60.00 cop-payments. This helps a lot with my financial stress load. I am so grateful to your organization!"

-Anonymous

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“Dear Pink Me Team,

 

Thank you for the wonderful care package that arrived today. I love ALL my goodies and especially the Kendra Scott necklace. I feel so blessed that you have come into my life during these difficult times. I can feel your warmth and love all the way from NM!!! I cannot thank you enough for brightening my life with your amazing generosity. God bless you all and I hope to be able to give back to the breast cancer community when I have recovered.”

— Anonymous

" Thanks for the burst of happy.
Thank you for the roses and baby's breath. I received at my appointment at New Mexico Cancer Center. At my age, Valentine's Day comes and goes without so much as a twinkle. But, thanks to your thoughtfulness, I am enjoying a pretty bouquet. 

 

— Anonymous

" Thank you. The red, white, and pink roses I received yesterday at the NMCC are beautiful. The waiting room was full of flowers and people there for appointments. Clearly your kindness and thoughtfulness were appreciated. 

 

K.C.

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