Cancer Advocacy Project
Cancer Advocacy Project
To get help, call 212.382.4785.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many individuals find themselves tackling not only emotional and physical distress, but also the soaring price of basic medical care and the daunting maze of the U.S. health care system. The Cancer Advocacy Project of the City Bar Justice Center was established to address this need. We assist cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and support staff in three main areas:
- Drafting no-cost life-planning documents (wills, healthcare proxies, living wills and powers of attorney) for cancer patients and survivors,
- Challenging unjust health insurance decisions and
- Advice on cancer-related employment discrimination.
In addition, we provide clients with access to information and assistance through on-site community presentations for support groups, medical and social work staff and community organizations on issues related to life-planning choices, workplace rights, health insurance problems, and options for dealing with medical debt.
This user-friendly guide identifies potential sources of financial and medical assistance, including foundations, charities, cancer-related organizations and pharmaceutical companies that provide free or subsidized medications.
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Friday, November 10, 2017 (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM): The Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) is hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast and free Ethics CLE in recognition of VAP volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities at the $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 levels are available. Contact Christina Overton for more information.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Upper Manhattan at the NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to the 125th St station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.