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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, Inc.is a Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization that provides financial and informational resources to local cancer patients and their families to fill a need in the community.

Results: CAHH has assisted at least 1,000 patients and paid out over $1 million in support.

Target demographics: Patients who are having financial hardships while receiving radiation and/or chemotherapy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 + patients

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County and patients receiving radiation and/or infusion chemo in Palm Beach County

Programs: Provided need based financial assistance to cancer patients and their families for rent,mortgage, utilities, car payments and car insurance

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Most of us realize how Cancer affects peoples lives. Most see the medical affects of the person going through this horrible disease, but the financial impact isn't so obvious.

The Cancer Alliance allows cancer patients to go thru the treatment needed, without the worries of how they will pay for their health insurance, rent, electric, child care. This grass roots organization, founded by Charlie and Jean Fischer, is committed to assisting cancer patients with these expenses. All monies raised stays in Palm Beach County and is there for our neighbors. If you live in an surrounding county, but are treated in Palm Beach County, the Cancer Alliance is here for you!

In my four years of being a part of the Cancer Alliance, I have seen first hand the commitment of the organization, its board members and support from the community to truly make a difference.

1 Robert176

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the work that theJean Fischer and the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope is doing in Palm Beach County. Unfortunately, this year, I lost a friend to Cancer that was a single mom and trying to make ends meet while she battled this terrible disease. Jean Fischer and the Cancer Alliance were there to provide financial assistance as well as to give emotional and social support. Jean knows quite a few people in cancer treatment circles and is an invaluable resource. I personally cannot thank her and the Cancer Alliance for everything they have and are doing to help cancer patients in their battle against this terrible disease.

Sherra S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope meets a need in Palm Beach County that no other organization is meeting. We help cancer patients pay their everyday bills while going through treatment. We do not give money to the patient, we pay the bills directly. It's great to know the money stays local, and we are truly making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Co-founder and Executive Director Jean Fischer, along with her husband and co-founder, have led the way in taking this organization to new heights.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Cancer Alliance helps so many people through difficult times. Cancer Alliance allows cancer patients to focus on their health while they help the patients pay their bills. Great cause and great charity!

Board Member

Rating: 5

After attending an event help by Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, and learning of the role they play in the lives of cancer patients, I had to donate and volunteer! This organization does something no other organization involved with the horrendous disease, known as cancer, does; it provides much needed monetary SUPPORT to those stricken by the disease. When fighting cancer, many patients cannot provide an income, and they need assistance for critical expenses: mortgage, rent, food, etc. CAHH provides help!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate not to have had to use a cancer charity, but have heard from the people the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope has helped. Imagine having to choose treatment or paying your utility bills, car payment or any of the everyday expenses that you pay without a thought, then you hear the word cancer. Cancer Alliance has helped so many people not have to worry about the basics of life. I have watched the couple who started this charity raise it from the ground up and Jean and Charlie work non-stop to be able to help those in need of this necessity. I believe there are 7 events scheduled this month alone to help raise money for this need in the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Cancer Alliance for 10 years. It is great to see an organization grow but still have the same values we have had since the beginning. And, to have a board member with our organization that we helped several years ago is priceless. Knowing where each dollar goes is so important, and meeting individuals we have helped is what drives us all to continue.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope for over nine years. I have watched us grow from a small organization to one now that had tremendous potential in our area. It is important to our community to have us, as we assist the most needy with their everyday living expenses that keep cancer patients in their homes with electricity. Seems so basic, but when you are forced with the choice of that and your treatments, which one would you choose?? So many of us involved have been helping for years, and it is amazing to see the dedication.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am the co-founder of CAHH, along with my husband, Charlie Fischer. We saw a need in the community that no other nonprofit was filling, and knew something had to be done. Since it's inception, we have now helped over 1300 patients and paid out $1.375 million in rent,mortgage, utilities, car payments, car and health insurance.

1 dchirico

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is with great pleasure that I endorse the Cancer Alliance Of Help And Hope, Inc. nonprofit in Tequesta, Florida as it is one of the many charities that I raise money for and help to promote. This organization is actively involved in good work benefiting the community and the majority of the money remains in the organization, which is important. The organization has a strong following and is highly credentialed in the non-profit sector. The recruitment of quality volunteers from the community benefits the growth and I would highly recommend this charity to individuals searching to contribute resources to benefit the community and ongoing awareness of cancer.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps so many people, I am proud to help raise money for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Jean and Charlie Fischer for many years, and have worked with them on many fund raising projects during those years. I hold them is the highest regard for their sincere and dedicated efforts in forming this grass roots organization, and for the support and assistance Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope has provided for so many.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I refer Veteran's to the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope and they truly honor our countries heros in their time of need. Cancer is one battle no one signs up to fight!

Judy117

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CAHH has helped so many of my patients! They are a wonderful caring organization. I love them and all they stand for!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the work that this organization provides for people undergoing treatments and are challenged in keeping up with non medical bills that keep piling up. They have helped save homes, cars and everyday bills that can't be paid. They can clear payments within a few days and have so many in our community with over one million dollars in aid. Great job!

Michele71

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is the best of the best! Giving to those in need during a most desperate struggle! Thank you Jean and Charlie! You guys and your volunteers are such gifts to the community!

Stacy46

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer for CAHH for the last 3 years and am now honored to be a part of this fantastic organization as a board member. The CAHH is an amazing organization that does what few other organizations do - assist those suffering from cancer with their non-medical bills, such as their mortgage, car payment, etc., so that they can concentrate on getting well without the worry of where the money will come from to pay their other bills. I feel so blessed to have been able to see so many lives touched by this organization...Keep up the great work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When you find a local, grass roots help organization like Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, you take notice: they say way they mean and mean what they say! They help cancer patients every day and they do a great job! Cudos to them!

Esbenia O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have volunteered, donated and I am a general member of the public. I have seen all the good that Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope does in our community. It is a charity that I whole heartedly readily help because they are truly doing what they say they do! Helping others. I hope they continue their good work and that the community always supports their hard work!

Ed__29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Jean and Charlie Fisher for a number of years. They are the "salt of the earth". Their organization, Cancer of Help and Hope is one one the finest organizations I have ever seen. Go bless the Fishers and their initiative to provide assistance to those in need. America needs more grassroots organizations like this. They ARE THE BEST!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A big hearted charity that puts its money where it matters - the cancer patients in need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Alliance has been a wonderful asset to our community for over 10 years. By helping cancer patients pay there living expenses while receiving treatment they need, CAHH assists patients by giving them peace of mind. The unique quality about CAHH is that they assist patients of all ages as well as all types of cancer.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Cancer Alliance has been an organization that I know helps families in need and they have done so now for 10 years. Because I believe in their cause I was very eager and receptive to being a Board Member when I was approached by the President. They provide a personal touch and caring nature that makes Cancer Alliance a great charitable organization.

Robert103

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Cancer Alliance is committed to helping those with personal needs that are not being met by many.

With specific support to organizations like Camp Boggy Creek and helping individuals with current expenses they exemplify what a charity should be.

Donna123

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Cancer Alliance was one of the only organizations that really was there for me when I went through
cancer treatment this year. If they had not helped me pay my medical premiums I would not have had any medical help. Also they were there will open arms for support in helping me mentally.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Cancer Alliance for all you do! Thinking back at the financial hardship that followed us during our 8 year old sons battle with pancreatic cancer it warms my heart to think that wonderful organization like this exist to help with what ever needs are necessary... My family will be forever grateful for your immediate donation during the absolute worst time in our lives.... Thank you Cancer Alliance
Sincerely and with much respect
Donatella Botolino and family
Grieving mother

Volunteer

Rating: 5


I am a Two Time Breast Cancer Survivor


CANCER ALLIANCEOF HELP AND HOPE is the ONLY Nonprofit that Helped Me Financially.
Even with Insurance my Medical Copays are very high.


It was September 2001 when I went for a routine Pap Smear and was told I had a Lump in my Left Breast. I asked if I should be concerned and was told “it’s probably just a cyst, come back in 6 Months”. In October I went to have a Breast Ultrasound. I was again told “we aren’t sure what it is without a Biopsy but it is probably just a cyst”. In February 2002 my left arm began to ache near my armpit. I went for a second opinion and was told to schedule a surgery as soon as possible. On March 4, 2002 I went for a Biopsy. I was then diagnosed at 30 with Stage 3 Advanced Breast Cancer. I had 6 months of Chemotherapy, a Lumpectomy, and 6 weeks of Radiation.

For 9 years and 8 months I was healthy. Then in October 2012 I found a Lump in my right breast. I immediately went for a Breast Ultrasound. I was told to have a Biopsy as soon as possible. On week later I was diagnosed at 41 with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. I had a Double Mastectomy and 5 weeks of Radiation. I am currently undergoing breast reconstruction. When I am finally finished –I will have had 7 surgeries on my left breast and 3 surgeries on my right breast.

I have no Family History of Breast Cancer, I do no smoke, I workout 3-5 days a week, and I am under 45 years old.

My survival has to have a purpose- that purpose is to help other young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Board Member

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The CAHH helps families with living expenses while one of their love ones is under going treatment for this dreadful disease. I'm proud to be a member of the Board for this wonderful caring organization.









































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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The beauty of Cancer Alliance is that they do one thing. CAHH assists cancer patients AND their families with everyday living expenses during their most trying times, while getting chemo or radiation treatment. This allows the family to heal when hope is provided.

Wayne C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In May of 2010 I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and 3 days before I was to start chemo I was informed that I needed to provide a $1,500 copayment that I did not have and since I have contacts in radio I called them and Jean Fischer heard me on the radio and contacted me through Facebook about CAHH wanting to help me and they paid my mortgage for 2 months and that allowed me to get treatment. I became a volunteer with CAHH to pay it forward and now I'm a board member I've seen first hand the help patients receive and it's beyond AMAZING!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope impacts the lives of many South Florida families who are dealing with the reality of going through cancer treatment. Even if you have "good" health insurance, if you are unable to work while going through your treatment, it is extremely difficult to pay your normal living expenses. This grassroots organization helps these families with their normal everyday living expenses so they don't have to worry about losing their homes, not having electricity, water, food, and all the other basic necessities we take for granted. These types of expenses can weigh heavily on a family when they are already facing a tremendous challenge - to beat the cancer. This organization is caring and kind. Our community is much richer in spirit because of their hard work and efforts on behalf of cancer patients and their families in our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for this organization for the past 4 years. What I love about it, is that it is a grass roots organization that fills a gap for cancer patients. People forget that when someone is sick, financial resources become strained and a family may not be able to do simple things, like make a house payment, electric payment etc. Cancer Alliance is there to support day to day needs and also information on resources available in the area.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The dynamic of having to deal with financial and emotional trauma in addition to caring for a loved one who's being challenged by cancer can be devastating. It's easy to forget that cancer affects the entire family of the patient diagnosed with the disease. CAHH is focused on helping the entire family - doing things and offering support beyond the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. When a family needs "help" and "hope", CAHH is there!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As one of the founders of the Cancer Alliance, I have been extremely pleased with the reception we have received in the community. More importantly, the help we give to cancer patients is real; the people we help are real; and the stress relief we provide to them is real.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The CancerAlliance of Help & Hope is filling a real need by helping cancer patients and their families in our community. I am proud to be part of this worthwhile effort.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope since its beginnings 10 years ago. They provide a much needed service to cancer patients when they are at their most vulnerable. The Cancer Alliance keeps it simple...they will provide financial support to cancer patients in need during treatment. Nothing fancy. Just solid grass roots support when support is needed most.

Dawn55

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this wonderful organization for over three years. We have an amazing group of people! And, it's awesome experience to be able to help our patients during the most stressful times of their lives.