Who Is Family Reach?
Family Reach is a national organization dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis, a widespread issue known as Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT). We work with patients and healthcare professionals at more than 400 top-tier hospitals and cancer centers, striving to reach more families before they hit critical financial breaking points. Through our solutions-oriented Financial Treatment Program, nationwide events, strategic partnerships, and generous community support, we disrupt how cancer financially affects families.
What is CRFT?
Basically, CRFT refers to the overwhelming costs that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Yes, there’s the growing stack of medical bills. But more than that, patients and caregivers often have to stop working during treatment. This loss of income, coupled with increasing out-of-pocket expenses, makes it difficult for families to pay their everyday bills (think: mortgage, gas for the car, groceries, Wi-Fi, and so on). The debt piles up, and bankruptcy becomes as real of a concern as survival.
Why support our 2020 Boston Marathon Reach Athletes?
Reach Athletes push the limits, persist through the pain, and power forward much like our cancer heroes and their families do when enduring months of uncertainty and financial barriers. Their courage and strength inspire Reach Athletes to train, navigate obstacles, and keep moving forward. Your support means this team can make a greater impact for families across the U.S.
More than getting our Reach Athletes to the 2020 Boston Marathon, your generous support will help families in need reach their finish lines.