Being There for an Urgent Need – The Cassandra Fund
Living Beauty Cassandra
The Cassandra Fund is a donor-supported fund at The Foundation for Living Beauty used to support women with cancer when they are in a difficult spot.
We know that there are many difficulties that can arise when a woman is dealing with cancer. Even with the best health insurance, sometimes it becomes challenging to simply put food on the table, be able to get to an appointment or be able to cover the mortgage. When the difficulty of having cancer is exasperated with an urgent need just to survive, The Cassandra Fund, named after a former Living Beauty, is there to support.
We’ve been talking about this fund both in and out of our organization recently, mainly because the number of urgencies we’re being presented with for women with cancer seems nonstop at the moment.
We have been fortunate to help a number of women with critical needs and one of those women is Susan. When Susan was in treatment for advanced colon cancer, she was living in a shelter with her elementary school-age daughter. The Cassandra Fund was able to provide critical treatment medications to Susan and clothing and shoes for her daughter so she could attend school. The fund has also provided Susan with groceries, and during the holidays has supported her family through the Holiday Angels program. The Cassandra Fund helped Susan when she needed it most.
That’s the purpose of The Cassandra Fund.
The impact of the fund is to make life just a tad bit easier for women like Susan by covering the cost of an urgent need, up to $500.00.
We are grateful to all of you who actively support this fund. Without your donations to it, we’d be unable to be a resource when times get even more difficult. Donate to the Cassandra Fund here.