Did you know there is a foundation dedicated to helping carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor patients with medical costs through a program of grants based upon financial need? The Lois Merrill Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 in honor of Lois Merrill who passed away in 2006 from carcinoid cancer. Lois was a devoted wife, mother and school teacher whose passion for life and sincere desire to help others lives on through The LMF. The mission of The Lois Merrill Foundation is to help people affected by carcinoid cancer through funding research for new treatments, providing financial support for patients and their families, and promoting awareness and education for carcinoid and other rare cancers.
To find out more about financial resources available to patients, go to http://www.theloismerrillfoundation.org/wecanhelp.html. Medical assistance grants are based on financial need. Grant requests are reviewed two times a year: on November 1 and May 1.
The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Lois Merrill Foundation which donated about $80,000 to CCF with proceeds from three special evenings – the B3 Affair (Bid, Bet, Buy for Life).
To read more about The Lois Merrill Foundation, visit their website at: http://www.theloismerrillfoundation.org.