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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Support and Information

Cancer Support Community

Provides free emotional support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. This site has links to all regional communities, which host support groups, programs and activities.

A patient-focused web site sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Provides information on types of cancer, diagnosis and treatment, coping with illness and advocacy resources.

Candlelighters NYC

A free service dedicated to helping families in New York City get through difficult times when a child is diagnosed with cancer. They help families through socialization with other families, fun events, education, advocacy and emotional support.

My Bridge 4 Life

A wellness network designed to help patients, caregivers, supporters and individuals create a personalized wellness plan.

Sisters Network Inc.

Sisters Network is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, and is recognized as a critical information resource for African American women. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. Financial assistance is given for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pays, office visits and prostheses. This program also provides free mammograms for women.

Survivorship A - Z

Offers practical, financial and legal information to people diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-changing conditions. The site summarizes government benefits and forms of insurance coverage, lists a step-by-step guide to managing finances, offers assistance in making employment decisions during treatment and illness, and guidelines for managing treatment, medications and pain.

The Donna Foundation

The Donna Foundation raises money to be used exclusively by First Coast women living with breast cancer who are in financial need. Those applying for assistance from The Donna Foundation must be in active treatment for breast cancer and reside in one of the following counties: in Florida: Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker, Putnam, Columbia, Bradford, Suwanee and Union; and in Georgia: Camden, Glynn, Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Supports, educates and connects young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer.

You Can Thrive! Foundation

Addresses the need for free or affordable support services and long term survivor-ship tools for breast cancer survivors. Professional volunteers provide services such as acupuncture and massage to reduce symptoms, while others provide tools like environmental and nutritional education, exercise and meditation, peer support/advocacy, and even life coaching.

Treatment and Clinical Trials

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

Provides daily-updated source of more than 4,000 cancer clinical trials, with a screening questionnaire that will identify appropriate trials.

Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP)

MCTP is a Medicaid program for eligible persons who need treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer (and in some cases, pre-cancerous conditions of these cancers).

National Cancer Institute

Lists over 6,000 clinical trials in their online database, searchable by type of cancer, type of trial and location.

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention

Provides treatment, clinical trials and screenings as well as education, prevention, and outreach to cancer patients and the community. Support services include support groups, transportation, financial and legal assistance, and assistance in finding programs that can help pay for screenings and care.

Alcohol and Drug Self-Tests

Gives personalized results as to whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful.

Blood Alcohol Content Counter

A calculator that roughly estimates an individual's level of impairment based on the quantity and type of drinks, weight and span of time.