Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Through the Rush County Cancer Fund, Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] is partnering with local organizations to provide assistance for Rush County residents going through financial hardship because of a cancer diagnosis. To be considered for funding a completed application must be submitted to RCCF by a sponsoring organization on behalf of the individual/family in need. Qualified organizations may include a church, social service agency, healthcare provider, or a public assistance agency. Rush County families are encouraged to contact their church, healthcare provider, pharmacy, etc. to initiate this process.


Established by Alvin Eugene Smith and Mable Smith in 2005, the Rush County Cancer Fund has been making a difference in the lives of Rush County residents for years. “This Fund has been active for over a decade, but we have recently streamlined the process to provide help to those who need it most, and we are excited to facilitate this shift!” said Kendra Steible, Program Coordinator at RCCF. Now applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed monthly on a rolling deadline. If approved, payment is made directly to the third-party debtor listed on the application. All contact and correspondence to RCCF regarding the Cancer Fund must go through a sponsoring organization. For more information please refer to the RCCF website:


RCCF and the Rush County Cancer Fund are not emergency assistance providers. The Rush County Cancer Fund is intended for families in short term financial distress due to the cost of cancer treatment. RCCF is a nonprofit public charity established to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County, Indiana, not only today, but for our future generations. For more information call (765) 938-1177, or visit

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