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Thanks to YOU, our original goal was reached in just two weeks!!!! WE NOW HAVE A SECOND GENEROUS MATCHING DONOR. Until the end of December, all new donations up to NIS 30,000 ($9,300) will be matched. Your $100 is really $200 (NIS 323 turns into NIS 646) Let’s keep going...
“A” was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with her 4th child, during the Covid-19 crisis. “A” and her husband - whose work hours were slashed due to Corona - were terrified about how they would provide for their family. “A” has been undergoing chemo and has been unable to breastfeed due to her treatment. The cost of baby formula alone exceeds 250 NIS ($75) a month. Extra childcare needs and lower income, has put this family in financial crises. The Lemonade Fund awarded “A” a grant to tide them over until they can get back on their feet.
The Lemonade Fund is Israel’s only Breast Cancer Emergency Relief Fund.
Having a serious illness can be expensive. Studies show that in six months, a health crisis can force a family into bankruptcy or homelessness. Breast cancer treatment is long and has one of the worst financial impacts of any kind of cancer. Patients need help with:
-Lost income due to time off from work (for the patient and/or his/her spouse/partner.)
-Extra childcare or household help during treatment.
-Costs of transportation to and from doctor appointments and treatments.
Corona has amplified the problem, and the Lemonade Fund has had to increase the number of grants awarded, by more than 60% since the pandemic started. More than 1 million shekels have been awarded to needy breast cancer patients and their families since 2011.
Lemonade Fund innovation during Corona: Special transportation grants when public transportation was halted.
48 year old divorced mother of two, supermarket cashier, used up sick pay. No car, no transport to treatment.
- Karmiel to Haifa for chemo.
- Average taxi fare from Karmiel to Haifa = NIS 180 ($50).
- Awarded special grant of NIS 900 ($250) – 5 taxi rides
To read more about the miraculous story of transporting thousands of needy patients to treatment during Corona https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-corona-miracle-taxis-for-cancer-patients/
END OF YEAR DECEMBER CAMPAIGN
To celebrate 10 YEARS of emergency financial assistance to Israel’s neediest breast cancer patients, a generous donor matched every dollar/shekel donated to the Lemonade Fund from December 1, up to NIS 50,000 ($15,000.) Thanks to YOU, our original goal was reached in just two weeks!!!! WE NOW HAVE A SECOND GENEROUS DONOR. Until the end of December, all new donations up to NIS 30,000 ($9,300) will be matched. Your $100 (NIS 323) is really $200 (NIS 646) Let’s keep going...
You can help us exceed our goal, in order to help needy Israeli breast cancer patients breathe easier during treatment. So that they can focus on recovery.
From a Social Worker:
“The patient was brought to tears by news of the grant, and the feeling that there are some very good people along the way. She said, ‘One of the most important things you can do in the world is to let people know that they are not alone in the world.’”
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