Supporting patients in need is a marathon — not a sprint.
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re looking not just at the milestones we’ve passed, but at the road before us.
We need your help to finish this race — to remove barriers for patients in need so that no one has to make the impossible choice between seeking treatment and covering living expenses. Join us as we set our sights on One Destination: to Finish Breast Cancer.
What is the DONNA Monthly Giving Society?
The DONNA Foundation’s DONNA Monthly Giving Society is a giving program that supports families living with breast cancer year-round. We invite you to invest in case management services for families in need for as little as $19/mo. This is an essential service we provide to families through our DONNA CareLine. A dedicated case manager helps each of these families navigate the daily challenges related to their diagnosis, such as the cost of living debt crisis that forces many to choose between treatment or paying for their critical needs—including rent, groceries, utilities, daycare and more. These dreadful choices often result in a patient’s decision to end treatment – but together, we can make a difference for patients in need.
What are the benefits of joining?
Your DONNA Monthly Giving Society gift is:
Thank you to our current DONNA Monthly Giving Supporters
Lori and Mike Abbey (in honor of Mary Kay Rovelstad and Nancy Abbey)
Beverly Gail Brabham
Aaron & Lisa Bowden
Nick Bowles, England
Jenny Ross Clarke
The Corrao Family
Crissy J. Dochoda
Janie and Blake Ganyard
Lauren & Philip Hayes
Royce & Lindsay Munn
Melissa and Brian O’Neil
The Roche Family
Christopher C. Turner
Alissa Voils, Survivor
We also thank our anonymous donors
Last year, with our supporters, The DONNA CareLine:
patients and their families
in financial services including $59,000 in direct financial aid
Helped 425 patients with an annual income under $24K* (below poverty level)
*Based on available data.
For every $1 donated, $5 in care and resources is provided to DONNA recipients.
Patients and their caregivers report taking actions to reduce the cost of care, including cutting pills in half (9% of patients, 11% of caregivers, respectively), postponing or not filling prescriptions (8% and 12%), skipping or postponing doctor appointments (8% and 14%), ordering medications from overseas (4% and 6%), or even refusing treatment (5% and 12%).
Both patients and caregivers reported having dipped into savings (20% and 28%), worked extra hours (14% and 19%), or even filed for bankruptcy (5% and 6%), among other actions, to help pay for care. Among those who have not yet had to use their savings, 37% of patients and 41% of caregivers said they were concerned about having to do so in the future.
Data Sources: American Cancer Society and The American Society of Clinical Oncology, third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey
20 Years. Countless Reasons to Give.
One Destination: to Finish Breast Cancer.
Each year, more than 1,500 breast cancer patients, families, and caregivers rely heavily on The DONNA Foundation and our CareLine services. The DONNA Monthly Giving Society ensures these patients receive the help they need while faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. Additionally, your generous tax-deductible donation is compounded by the services distributed through the DONNA CareLine. For every $1 donated, $5 in care and resources is provided to DONNA recipients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will my monthly donation help?
Breast cancer patients, families, and caregivers who contact The DONNA CareLine for financial assistance support. Learn more about The DONNA CareLine here.
How do I join The DONNA Monthly Giving Society?
For as little as $19 a month, you can help remove financial barriers to care and treatment for patients in need. It’s easy to sign up and you can join here.
What type of issues will my donation help resolve?
The daily challenges related to a family’s diagnosis, such as the cost of living debt crisis that forces so many to choose between treatment or paying for their critical needs – including rent, groceries, utilities, daycare, and more. The top issue in program year 2021 was assistance related to utility payments.
What are the benefits to joining?
- Impactful – supporting the growing need to help families in need all year long.
- Directed – your donation will go directly to The DONNA CareLine program.
- Informative – Receive regular updates about the impact of your gift.
- Simple – joining is secure, donations are tax deductible, and it’s easy! Your donation occurs automatically each month at an amount to fit any budget.
- Exclusive Benefit – donors receive exclusive, discounted pricing on DONNA race events, including The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer and invitations to select DONNA programs and activities.
- Recognition – name recognition on our website (optional), and a fun membership gift for those participating in the program for 12 months.
Who can join?
Anyone with a passion and commitment to finishing breast cancer for all can join! If you wish to join, ask a family or friend to join with you to double your impact.