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The Catch a Break Fund

The Catch a Break Fund at LMH Health Foundation helps cancer patients and survivors in our community pay for day-to-day needs like medications, car repairs, utilities and food. Your financial gift will allow the recipient to "catch a break" during one of the most difficult times in their life.

In 2007, Catch a Break started as a small grassroots organization to help a few women who were battling breast cancer. Cindy Sargent, a survivor herself, experienced the overwhelming burdens and wanted to help ease the path for others. With the help of friends and volunteers, Cindy aimed to assist fellow cancer survivors with the “cost of survivorship” during the holidays. She launched this program by adopting six families, providing gifts and cash assistance.

In 2010, Catch a Break joined the LMH Health Foundation family of charitable opportunities. With your support, this program continues to help survivors and their families each year.

"I personally give to Catch a Break because I want to make a difference for someone in need right now. This program provides hope during trying times, and I have witnessed this firsthand." - Dr. Jodie Barr, LMH Oncology & Hematology Center

How the program works

For Survivors

Support is given for day-to-day living expenses for food, utilities and rent. It is intended for survivors currently in or within one year of completing treatment with a financial need not to exceed $300. If you are a survivor needing assistance, please call 785-505-5005 or email Survivors will complete an application that is reviewed by our committee within 48 hours.

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For Donors

Gifts of any amount are welcome and will make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients and survivors. Please make a gift by visiting LMH Health Foundation's donation page and selecting "Catch a Break" under Designation. This program could not exist without you. Thank you for supporting your friends and neighbors in need!

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