Cancer Angels of San Diego was established to address the financial needs of Stage IV cancer patients who are facing severe financial hardship. At Stage IV, the cancer has spread to several places in the body and requires ongoing treatment for life. The good news: people can live for years with Stage IV cancer due to the many advances of research. The bad news: the treatments necessary to keep them alive usually cause severe side effects such as nausea, weakness, terrible aches and pains, disabling fatigue….imagine trying to work in such a miserable physical state. These people can’t. Since they can no longer work, they are unable to pay for the basic necessities of life, including rent or mortgage payments, utilities, food, gas and car repairs, etc. The reality is, this could be you, me, or someone you love.
Many decide to give up treatment and try to work for as long as they can. This forced choice adds an additional hardship to their lives and families at a time when they are least able to cope with it. Often, these individuals carry tremendous guilt because they have to continually ask family and friends for financial help.
Cancer Angels of San Diego distributes funds to landlords or mortgage holders and utility companies, offers gift cards from grocery stores, gas cards from gas stations, gift cards to clothing stores, and funds for other services that are essential for living. Cancer Angels of San Diego does not provide funds directly to its patients. Payments are made only to the provider(s) of the services needed by the patient.
Cancer Angels of San Diego is a non-profit organization in which over 90% of the revenues go directly to the person in need, the Stage IV cancer patient.
Please browse our site and see how you can directly impact the quality of life for our patients. Please, be an "Angel" here on earth.
CASD is a unique San Diego County organization that provides support for patients with any type of Stage IV cancer who are struggling with severe financial difficulties. Read below to see how we are different: