Cancer Advocacy Project
Cancer Advocacy Project
To get help from the Cancer Advocacy Project, 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.
Vivienne Duncan directs the Cancer Advocacy Project and Diane Valle is the project coordinator.
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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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 to the Grand Army Plaza Station. To register for an appointment, please contact the Brooklyn SBDC at 718-797-0187.
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