Our core program, MedStart-5 was created to offer support to deserving cancer patients
currently in active treatment who are in need of assistance with indirect or out-of-pocket expenses to continue treatment
and aid in basic daily needs. Instead of a standard formula to calculate the amont of assistance provided, each application is
reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This method was chosen by NWN as a benefit to the patient as we recognize that each family's
situation is unique.
Award amounts also vary however, a patient may apply once per year. The award cap is set each year by our board of directors
for some of the following:
Transportation to/from medical facilities
Meals during treatment
Special medical equipment
and much more
If you, or someone you know, would like to apply for MedStart-5 services and live within the state of Illinois, please download
our application here. Requires Adobe Reader.
SHARE & ADOPT-A-FAMILY--S.A.A.F.
Share & Adopt-A-Family is our comprehensive program designed to give donors the option
of providing assistance to families by choosing from a pre-selected list. The donor and recipient can also keep in
touch by weblog on the NWN website. This allows the donor to learn first hand the results of their donoation and
also gives the recipient a way to show their gratitude in real time.
It's really easy! Simply follow the step-by-step process to become a valued S.A.A.F. supporter. By becoming
involved, not only will you help a deserving family, but you'll have the joy of seeing your gift have a direct impact
on deserving families.
To begin the process of becoming a valued S.A.A.F. supporter start here.
Through the Felton A. Childress, Sr. and Rhoda A. Wilson scholarship
funds, assistance can be provided to students of cancer families to help defray the costs associated with beginning or continuing
their education. Both funds are open to students of families or individuals who have applied to and approved in the MedStart-5 program.
Feel free to call us and see other examples of how your gift can bring hope and inspiration to a deserving
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