Family Reach is a national organization dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis, a widespread issue known as Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT). We work with patients and healthcare professionals at more than 400 top-tier hospitals and cancer centers, striving to reach more families before they hit critical financial breaking points. Through our solutions-oriented Financial Treatment Program, nationwide events, strategic partnerships, and generous community support, we disrupt how cancer financially affects families.
1 out of 3 Americans will experience cancer in their lifetime
Nearly ⅓ of families are unable to meet their basic needs because their child is in cancer treatment
Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer
Cancer patients who file for bankruptcy have a 79% greater risk of early mortality
The Financial Treatment Program
Our Financial Handbook increases awareness of CRFT among patients and caregivers and empowers them to manage financial challenges during treatment.
Family Reach navigation links patients to resources that can reduce costs associated with cancer treatment. The program is delivered by our team of in-house Navigators who communicate directly with patients, caregivers, and the oncology care team.
Pro bono Certified Financial Planner™ professionals help manage spending, negotiate reductions in debt and maintain a healthy financial situation as families juggle lost income and increased expenses during cancer treatment.
We meet the immediate financial needs for nonmedical expenses (e.g. housing, transportation, utilities) for families at greatest risk for CRFT.