Our Initiatives

Paying for the costs of treatment is not usually the first concern that comes to mind when someone is diagnosed with cancer, but for many, it becomes an important one. Some individuals with modest incomes and no health insurance are able to obtain Medicaid or other forms of assistance after diagnosis, and most individuals with health insurance will have a substantial portion of their costs covered. Nonetheless, many individuals face cancer without adequate health insurance, and even those with standard private insurance policies may face high out-of-pocket costs associated with deductibles, co-pays, and annual or lifetime caps. For many cancer patients, health insurance status and other financial barriers delay or limit access to treatment and supportive services, and for almost all patients, cancer treatment presents a significant financial burden.

The Jay Ross Foundation is motivated to meet our mission of assisting families of pediatric cancer patients who are receiving treatment more than 200 miles from home. Our initiatives will provide financial assistance to the families as they face the challenges of coping with a cancer diagnosis.

Our initiatives will be funded by donations, so please visit our donations page to make a contribution today!

Ross Family Portrait
Ross Family Portrait
  • A gift of $500 will be granted to each family who meets the eligibility criteria as long as the funds are availible.
  • Targeting children currently being treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY.
  • Funded by our Fall Fundraiser.