More Moments More Memories Foundation Resources

 Apply For Grant Assistance

Thank you for your interest in More Moments More Memories Foundation. We are dedicated to helping cancer patients with unmet financial needs to access life-saving clinical trial treatments.

Eligibility

We welcome the requests of individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements regardless of race, creed, gender, color, ethnic heritage, age, or sexual orientation:

  1. You have been referred to a cancer clinical trial for a life-saving treatment by a physician
  2. You can demonstrate a financial need by submitting the last two consecutive years of IRS Form 1040 (first page of Federal Tax Return).

Geographic preference is given to residents of Clayton County, Iowa with a secondary preference to residents of the State of Iowa but any resident of the US may apply. The clinical trial treatment must be in the contiguous United States. We do not support international travel at this time.

Type of Financial Assistance Provided

  1. Mileage costs for auto travel to clinical trial
  2. Airfare or bus fare to clinical trial site
  3. Lodging cost during travel and treatment
  4. Per day allowance for food during travel and treatment

You may preview the application here (PDF) and get started by gathering your IRS Form 1040 for the past two years.

To begin the application:

CLICK HERE AND CREATE A LOGIN

Please record your login and password so that you can return to your application as needed.

Please call or email Katie Decker, grant management assistant, at katie@dbqfoundation.org or 563-588-2700 if you have any questions about the grant application process.


Additional Resources for Cancer Patients and Caregivers 

  1. Search for a clinical trial specific to your medical condition
  2. Look for additional patient travel support
  3. Find an advocate and/or support group
  4. Find information and support for caregivers

Search for a Clinical Trial

Center Watch
Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. To search for a clinical trial by cancer type and see a state by state listing, click here

ClinicalTrials.gov 
This government website is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

GUMDROP Trials
GUMDROP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to enhance patient outcomes through greater cancer clinical trial awareness. These clinical trials continually change as the medical community evolves its approach to defeating cancer. This website is intended to help all in the cancer community to filter through the several dozen current clinical trials that apply to bladder, kidney and prostate cancers. It is hoped that improved clinical trial awareness and utilization will lead to improved survival and quality of life of patients, ultimately creating a better standard of care for these patients.

NCI Supported Clinical Trials
NCI-supported clinical trials are those sponsored or otherwise financially supported by NCI – the National Cancer Institute. You can search for clinical trials by cancer type, geography, and age. 

Clinical Trial Seek Mobile App
Enables users to easily search for cancer clinical trials via their mobile device.

Download on the App Store® 
Download on Google Play™

Additional Patient Travel Support

Angel Wheels to Healing™
This non-profit charity is dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. A typical trip supported by Angel Wheels to Healing does not exceed 300 miles (one-way), and they normally do not handle trips within a local area or community. Click here to request assistance.

Air Charity Network
For more than 25 years, Air Charity Network has been coordinating free air transportation for children and adults with medical or compelling humanitarian needs. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation

Corporate Angel Network (CAN)
CAN arranges free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets. This not only improves the patients' chances of survival but at the same time, it reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort, and financial burden. Click here for eligibility and benefits information.

Hope Lodge
Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease. 

Hotel Partners Program
The American Cancer Society, in a cooperative effort with hotels across the country, provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging. The program is open to cancer patients of all ages, including pediatric patients accompanied by a parent.

Joe’s House
Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment. They list cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount. Click here to find lodging near your treatment center.

Access Financial Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Family Reach
Family Reach is a financial lifeline for families fighting cancer. This nonprofit organization collaborates with more than 200 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide to provide immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. The Family Reach’s efficient, solutions-driven model bridges the gap between hospital and home, quickly providing the vital support families need to stay afloat. 

Patient Advocate Foundation - National Financial Resource Directory
Patient Advocate Foundation helps patients know that they are not alone when dealing with healthcare needs. There are national and regional resources dedicated to improve access to quality care and decrease the financial burden of medical treatment, and we can help you locate them quickly and easily through the directory at the link above.

Find an Advocate and/or Support Group

Cancer Hope Network
With more than 400 Support Volunteers who have survived cancer, Cancer Hope Network is able to match cancer patients and their loved ones with someone who has been in the same fight and won. Matches are made based on diagnosis, treatment protocol and other factors, giving patients an opportunity to speak to a Support Volunteer whose experience closely mirrors their own.

Cancer.net Support Groups
Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life. However, support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges. They also allow people to learn from others facing similar situations.

American Cancer Society Support Programs
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. Search for programs in your area on this site.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides patient services, eliminating obstacles in access to quality healthcare. Professional case managers at PAF work with the mission to identify and reduce the challenges that individuals are having when seeking care for their disease. Each team member strives to make a difference in the lives of every patient they serve, to allow more time to focus on medical recovery, to reduce everyday stress compounded by insurance frustration and mishaps, and to ensure that financial pressures do not compromise quality care. PAF's case management services are provided at no cost to patients in need.

Project Athena 
Project Athena is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping women survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams. Project Athena provides travel expenses, coaching, equipment, and most importantly, the encouragement and inspiration needed to help these strong, amazing women make that life-affirming transition from Survivor to Athlete.

Sarcoma Alliance
The Sarcoma Alliance is striving to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education and support. Visit this site for more information on sarcoma, support groups, clinical trials, and additional resources.

Find Information and Support for Caregivers

American Cancer Society ‘Becoming a Caregiver’
Caregiver is defined here as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. In most cases, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, or an adult child. When family is not around, close friends, co-workers, or neighbors may fill this role. The caregiver has a key role in the patient’s care. Good, reliable caregiver support is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of people with cancer.

Cancer Support Community
Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

American Association of Retired People (AARP) 
Promising breakthroughs have turned cancer from a likely death sentence into an illness that often can be controlled or cured; today cancer comes with a 69 percent five-year survival rate (up from 49 percent in 1975). But it can still be a frightening diagnosis for the patient and the people who love them.

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