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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

Results: Since 2004 PAN has provided more than $4 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients.

Target demographics: Underinsured people with serious illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: 170,814

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Every day, the PAN Foundation helps thousands of people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases who have health insurance, but are unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their critical medical treatments. We offer nearly 70 disease-specific funds to help people with their out-of-pocket treatment costs and other types of support, such as financial assistance for transportation costs related to treatment.

Community Stories

155 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Gretchen K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation is a hero in my life. I have MS that’s well managed by an injectable med. After being pushed early onto Medicare as a result of collecting my SS for disability, my copay for that med rose from $50 to $2290, monthly. Yes, monthly. That amount is simply impossible for this freelance writer to afford. It’s far more than my mortgage payment... so my choice became 1) be homeless to pay for my med... or, stop my effective medication that’s preventing serious physical disability and remain home, alone and disabled. Yikes, right? When PAN accepted me for a grant, that changed my life immeasurably. Knowing I could keep a roof over my head AND take my meds that forestall full scale disability was like finding the secret to independent living. My heart goes out to the many people who struggle with choosing between poverty or disability or worse. I know there are many who carry that worry around 24/7 with no relief in sight. Pricey drugs DO work... but only if patients can afford them. The word blessing is overused, but in my case I’m blessed by PAN every day I’m not in a wheelchair or homeless. PAN truly holds the key to my quality of life. I’m ceaselessly grateful for the aid. And hope others who are locked into untenable health situations can know the same comfort PAN has granted me.

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PAN_Foundation Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story! We are so glad we were able to help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the help with from the Pan Foundation I am not sure how I could afford all of these specialty meds. I have CKD stage 4 and thanks to the Pan Foundation My CKD is doing ok. I recently had a cardiac arrest and it almost wiped out my kidney function but thanks to the Pan foundation I still have my kidneys. The medication they help me with is very helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with hepatitis c I had blue cross blue shield. But this still left me with a co-pay that was way out of my income each month. I would not have been able to get through the treatment had it not been from the support I got from the pan foundation. Today I’m cured of hep c. I’m truly grateful for the support of the pan foundation. Larry Cooper.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was found to have critical levels of potassium in my blood, I was put on Veltassa immediately. Since I am retired with limited income, and being on other expensive medicines, I didn't know what to do. I talked to my nephrologist regarding dropping some medicines but was referred to a Walgreen pharmacy who brought the PAN foundation to my attention. It was a godsend to have the help of this organization in meeting my medical requirements. I will always be indebted to that foundation for their invaluable assistance.

Sandy B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with MS almost 4 years ago and needed medication. This medication is very expensive but I had private insurance and was able to get my medication at no cost through a program that the pharmaceutical company had. When I went on Medicare, that support was gone. Enter the PAN Foundation. I was able to continue with my medication without compromising my health. If I had to pay for my medication, I would have to decide between eating, utilities or even staying in my home. PAN Foundation has stepped up to help and I am forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped me when I needed it the most. Good caring people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN has been a godsend. Without PAN I would not be able to get my life saving factor because I cannot pay my insurance premium. I’m a student and of course not able pay for it.
I don’t know what I would do with the assistance of PAN

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been told my CML medicine would cost over $100,000 a year. Who can afford that?! I thank God for PAN. I live an almost completely normal life but I would not survive without those meds. Thank you PAN!

Lori Ann V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in late 2019, I needed treatment that I couldn't afford. I am disabled and on a fixed income, but an income not low enough to qualify for extra help. My insurance is " bottom of the barrel" and covers the bare minimum. I needed financial assistance from the hospital just to have my two surgeries. At the same time I was losing my eyesight to cataracts....I was completely blind in my right eye and starting to lose the sight in my left eye as well...but I needed Radiation Treatment and they wouldn't perform my cataract surgeries until my RT was finished. I needed help with transportation to and from my treatments...by mass transit it was six trains each day for 15 treatments and three other visits for CT scans, tattooing, etc. Since I couldn't see, especially when it became dark, i couldn't take the trains...I called the American Cancer Society, because they claim, even in their recording when you call, that they help with that...well, they refused to help and actually said, "We don't help Everyone"...I told them they might want to add that little bit of info to their recording and fundraising sites. I then called Cancer Care, who connected me with their supervisor...who personally turned me down, but unlike the ACS, she wished me good luck! This was all happening as they were discussing the Pandemic and possibility of a Quarantine lockdown. I maxed out the only small credit card I have for the transportation to my treatments and doctor's visit to ok my cataract surgery for my right eye, which finished the day the quarantine was declared...my second eye had to wait...but by this time, I was out of money anyway with no way of covering my extensive upcoming transportation needs, especially during the pandemic, such as my second eye surgery, which now included testing for COVID-19 beforehand....and follow ups, my 6 month mammogram and ultrasound, my follow ups with breast surgeon, radiologist, oncologist and primary care doctor and blood work every three months and yearly MRI and bone density tests, my cardiologist visit and yearly Echo and stress test and unexpectedly, emergency oral surgery at the end of the year....three dental visits with the surgery taking place on my Birthday!...a week before Christmas!...However, there was a small miracle...I received an email telling me about a grant that would cover transportation and I applied and was so shocked when I was approved...it was truly a life saver, especially now that my cancer meds make it difficult to walk. I pray I can apply for and receive this grant again as I have to continue these treatments and visits over and over again. I don't know what will happen going forward, but I know I wouldn't have made it this far without help from the Pan Foundation. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Above and beyond, PAN was allowed us to continue life. The support I have gotten is fantastic. Cannot say enough to express the help and people that made this happen. My cancer drug was so expensive that we would have had a major life change ahead of us. Please continue to support this foundations work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough how wonderful this organization has been to me. Without you I would not be able to afford my cancer medication. Thank you all so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

in 2020 i was told i had HCV , The meds needed for this virus was very expense something i could never afford . Thanks to PAN and there help I was able to get the meds I needed for my treatment . Now in 2021 I needed another coarse of treatment and again they were a great help. I am so grateful for this foundation

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the Pan Foundation it was and still is a very stressful issue for me with my Crohn’s disease Pan Foundation Helped me a great deal And I am very grateful for their future support

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we learned that I needed to take a very, very expensive medication to treat my cancer, I was literally facing the decision to spend all we had saved and then face bankruptcy or allow the cancer to just run its course. When PAN agreed to a grant to fund of my medication, it was like my life was given back to me. Thank you PAN from the bottom of my heart!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the support of the PAN Foundation I would be either dead or broke or both. Working with the PAN Foundation has made my life full and productive. Their staff and website are easy to work with so that all of my needs are met.

Congratulations to the PAN Foundation and their staff and supporters !!!!

Nelson Stover, Prostate Cancer patient

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a patient of Metastatic Breast Cancer. My prescription drug Ibrance requires continued copay support for maintaining this essential treatment. PAN foundation has provided grants time and again for 2 years. I realize shortage of donors has led them to stop taking my application in the most recent instance. I plead all the donors to continue giving money to this excellent organization so that they can continue their noble work. THANK YOU PAN.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being laid off for over a year due to the pandemic, I informed my insurance company I could not afford my medication. They put me in touch with this most outstanding non profit organization. Thank you so much

Wilson T M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Oncologist prescribed a medication that I cannot afford. With the help of the Pan Foundation I was able to get this life saving medication.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We feel very blessed that this company funds us the medication has given my husband his independence back after PARKINSONS has made it difficult to enjoy our golden years.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since receiving the diagnosis of CANCER I was very fearful of the disease and the cost associated with it! I am so very thankful that the PAN foundation awarded me with funding covering the very expensive drug of Erleada required for 2 years . This certainly has helped me to make it through this trying time..I am so very thankful for the PAN foundation

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have Parkinson's and would not be able to afford the medication that my doctor recommended if not for the Foundation. The medication allows me to have a fairly normal life. How can you put a price on that? It means everything to me.

Ivan C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being diagnosed in 20119 with MS, I was at a loss. After my neurologist informed me of my condition, I was faced with lifetime medication options. Little to my surprise the medication he was subscribing Tecfidera cost $ 980.00 through my medical insurance. My neurologist having many years of experience with MS treatment was able to get me on the Pan Foundation list. I am receiving foundation help and my co-pay is $0, without this help, God knows if I would be alive. Please support the Pan Foundation in all their efforts, thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my doctor put me on Imbruvica I blanched at my co pay! In the beginning I managed to pay but the cost continues to raise. If it wasn’t for Pan Foundation I would not be able to stay on this drug They are wonderful.

Amylynn S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN FOUNDATION. WHAT CAN I SAY? WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH GRATITUDE I HAVE IN MY HEART FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. I HAVE USED THE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR THE 2ND YEAR NOW AND IT PROVIDED LIVE SAVING -MUCH NEEDED TRANSPORTATION FUNDS TO GET ME TO THE CANCER CENTER! THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME! I am writing this with tears in my eyes thinking about how GRATEFUL I AM TO THE PAN FOUNDATION. THE REPS ARE CARING AND SHOW YOU THAT. I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A BAD REP WHEN I CALLED. THEY WERE PATIENT WHILE I ASKED MY QUESTION NO MATTER WHAT IT WAS. I LOVE THE PAN FONDATION!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without PAN I could not afford my treatment for CLL. The cost of my Imbruvica is over $14,000 per month! I am so thankful for my grant. It helps Medicare pay for the cost of treatment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not Thank this foundation enough for all the help they gave my husband and I during his treatment We could not have done it with out their help.

Thank You
Mrs. Betty Anne Mitterway

Client Served

Rating: 5

Your foundation helped save my life. I couldn't have afforded the medication without your intervention. Thank You

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PAN_Foundation 07/31/2020

Thank you for your kind note. Wishing you all the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Four years ago I had open heart surgery to repair my mytrial valve. I later found out that I would be on heart meds for the rest of my life. One of the required drugs was Entresto which was a new drug that was recently approved by the FDA at the time. Being a new drug, it was very expensive & was not sure if I could afford it. I needed to take it twice a day. My doctor told me about the PAN Foundation and with there grants, I have been on this drug since.
Needless to say that PAN was a God-send and they probably saved my life. I am forever grateful to them.

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PAN_Foundation 07/28/2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Wishing you all the best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As I was visiting my neurologist one day, I was told that my medication for Parkinson's needed to be changed. I immediately thought how was I going to afford it. Luckily, I was introduced to the Pan Foundation and they gave me a grant. Thanks to this foundation for the financial assistance and am now able to control my symptoms.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

We are so glad we were able to help! Wishing you the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a 73 year old male that was diagnosed with ATTRwt Amyloidosis in June 2019. My cardiologist immediately prescribed Vyndaqel/Vyndamax, which is a stabilizer drug from Pfizer. Thankfully I have a good prescription policy since the cost of the drug is over $18,000 a month. I was still left with a copay of around $900 a month. For the 1st 6 months I paid the copay out of my monthly Social Security check. My patient advocate at NYU Langone was constantly looking for a fund that could help. In March of this year she alerted me that funds from the PAN Foundation had opened up and I received a 6 month grant to cover the copay. This has been a tremendous help to me and my family. I can't say enough good things about the service they provide. Thank You

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Wishing you the best!

Gloria Marks M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has been a wonderful resource to help me pay for my Copaxone injectable medication for my Multiple Sclerosis. The cost of the drug was more reasonable with the Shared Solutions assistance program for many years but then I turned 65 in 2018 and no longer qualified for that assistance. Since this drug is over $6000 per month, the PAN Foundation has made me able to continue this wonderful drug that has kept my MS very stable. I was diagnosed in 1991 and began taking injectable medications in 1997. Without this drug, I would most likely be needing assistive devices such as cane, walker or wheelchair. Thanks for helping me to continue to be able to live life to the fullest and enjoy my family and especially my grandchildren.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Gloria, thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad we were able to help you. Sending you the best!

Janice J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to PAN Foundation I was able to get the medication I needed to control my asthma. The deductible was over $500 per month and having limited income I was going to have to forgo this medication. PAN Foundation was able to supplement my deductible until the drug manufacturer was able to qualify me for patient assistance. I will be required to use this medication Indefinitely and thanks to PAN Foundation’s assistance I was able to get the medication I needed without delay.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Janice, we are so glad we were able to help you! Wishing you all the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been using PAN Foundation for years.
I am very grateful for the blessings of the copay assistance for my inhalers for my Asthma.
I have told every patient, nurse and Doctor , not to mention Pharmacists about their co pay assistance programs listed on WEBSITE.
Thank you PAN FOUNDATION

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you for your note! Wishing you all the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without PAN I could not afford my CLL treatment, Imbruvica that costs $14,000/month, a $730 monthly co-pay. I am almost 80, and retired. Thank you PAN! I really appreciate you help.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you for your kind review! So glad we were able to help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 8/19. The recommended treatment drugs cost $14000/month, of which I was expected to pay $2300. After a couple months my drug insurance would not pay for the drug, but would cover a generic, which ONLY cost me $1300/month. These costs have varied, but have been wonderfully covered by the PAN Foundation. I will need to continue this treatment for another 9 months. The generosity of the foundation and its extremely courteous and competent staff have been a real blessing to me and my wife.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you so much for your kind note! Wishing you all the best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I was first diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer my whole world changed. At first we were able to make the co pay but when a stronger chemo was needed we begin to struggle financially because of the cost related to the chemo plus shots that had to be taken. When I
asked the business office at my doctor if there was any type help I might could get. The lady
was able then to get me help through Healthwell Foundation. I was so grateful. then when my chemo treatments we over it was time to take expensive chemo pills along with shots to keep my cancer under control. The pharmacy that was to fill my prescription every month called and explained the expense of the new medicine. I was almost over whelmed with the cost that was needed as my co pay. Once again someone other than myself knew of these good foundations that help people such as myself. This time it was help through the PAN Foundation that I could get my medicine. When the first six months was over my grant from the PAN Foundation was out and it was time to fill my prescription. Through friends that had heard of help that a small organization in our county I was able to get that months co pay paid. Then with the help of the pharmacy that sends my medicine I was once again given a grant for the next six months from the PAN Foundation. I am so grateful for the help I have received from each organization. Thank you PAN Foundation for you have made a big difference in the way I can face my future.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

We are saddened to hear about your Breast Cancer, but so glad we were able to help! Wishing you all the best!

Madeline Erdman C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My co pays just for my specialty drugs are over a thousand dollars a month. This does not include my other co pays nor the January co pay that is much more. I was getting to be non functional prior to my starting on these drugs. I have my life back thanks to these drugs and the Pan Foundation's financial help. Thank you

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Madeline, we are so glad to have been able to help. Wishing you all the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pan foundation has been a lifesaver for me . I’m taking a drug called Zytiga which is a cancer drug that cost about $30,000 a month my insurance company picked up part of that payment . And the co-pay left for me to pay is about three or $4000 a month . If it would not have been for pan foundation I probably would not be living today I have prostate cancer and without this medication I would be in serious trouble . Thank you pan foundation . J Binkley

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you so much for your note! We are so happy to have been able to help you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the PAN Foundation. PANs financial assistance has impacted my life greatly. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and the cost of MS medication is expensive. Also, I received a COVID-19 financial assistance relief package from the PAN Foundation to relieve financial stress as it relates to food and medication during this time of uncertainty. The COVID-19 relief package has provided assistance for food and medication. PANs financial assistance and COVID-19 relief package has allowed me to focus on my health and not worry about prescription costs or food. It's nice the PAN Foundation is a resource that provides financial assistance and show support to individuals who may need assistance during this uncertain time.

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you so much for your message. Wishing you all the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN made a dramatic difference for me during the Covid 19 crisis. I'm a low income senior with a compromised immune system. I can't have any contact with people so I can't go to stores to shop for groceries or go to any of the food distribution programs.

Thanks to PAN, I can get no contact food delivery from my local Walmart. This has truly been a major help in my life. I could never have afforded the delivery fees!

Additionally, in the past, PAN helped me to pay my copay for my extremely expensive medicines for a chronic illness. Without PAN, I could not have afforded those life saving medicines.

PAN IS AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION!!!

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PAN_Foundation 07/21/2020

Thank you so much for your kind note! We are so glad we were able to help.

DebraCooper

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out that I had hepc about 30 years ago. My husband was diagnosed at the same time. I wanted to try to do the interferon trial as I knew this virus was a death sentence. So my husband was against it. But my ex husband had been diagnosed and did the year long regiment and was cured. When I started this regimen in the beginning I was able to hold down a full time job. Within 3months I not only lost my job I almost lost my life. That interferon was equal to chemotherapeutic cancer medication..I lasted 3 months I can’t imagine a year. 30 years later my virus rearned its ugly head. When I was so sick I knew I had to do something. I met a doctor that specializes in hepc Dr Bob Wallace. My health insurance would not cover anything. Dr Wallace found a charity to cover the medication for 3 months I started the medication 4 days later. No side effects just a pill a day.. Happy to say after 3 months of taking the medication Mavyret I was diagnosed free of the virus and I could say that I do not have
Just wanted to thank the charities , my doctor and most of all ours Heavenly Father My husband finally saw a doctor, he died 3 days later in my arms.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was prescribed Entresto help benefit my left ventrical disease in my heart. The medicine was out of my price range. However, PAN stepped in and made it affordable for me. Thank you very much. Bernie Beckman

Client Served

Rating: 5

I suffered with migraines, high blood pressure and arthritis pain for many years. I went to doctor after doctor trying to find the reason for all my problems. I had been going to a neurologist for several years when he decided I needed carpal tunnel surgery on my wrists. He sent me next door to a surgeon who was part of his practice to do the surgery. When this doctor saw me, he later told me he knew what my problem was. However, he ordered an MRI to confirm. Sure enough I had a pituitary tumor. This started my journey with surgery and tests for over 10 years. After 10 years, I was supposed to be in remission from this ailment. The 10th year, I again began to have symptoms and was sent to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville where I was told I needed another surgery. During this time, I was told I had Acromegaly, which is too much growth hormone, and there was no cure. I was started on medication and this began my journey to the present. I began with one medication and now am on two. This is how Patient Access Network came into my life. These medications are beyond my ability to pay for. PAN has been a life saver for me. Without their help, I don’t know what my life would be like. The cost is astronomical and I am so appreciative of the support and the help they give. They have been there for me time after time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm 66 years old and have osteoporosis! I am low income and could never afford treatment. I have a knee and hip repacement. I fell , broke pelvis in 2 places, 4 ribs. I've also fell and broke femur in half. I'm much better now that your grant has afforded me to have 4 Prolia shots in 2 years. I can't thank you enough. My bone density tests show I'm improving. Thank you so so much. Jacquelynn Lenahan

Gerald B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have acromegaly. The PAN Foundation enables me to use a “best medication” which costs more than my total income. It controls my disease and allows me to minimize the complications of acromegaly. For me The PAN. Foundation is truly life saving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am deeply indebted to the PAN Foundation for the tremendous assistance they give me in helping me with my medical costs. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I have to take injections three times a week. The cost is prohibitive and I am not sure I could afford them without the assistance of the PAN Foundation. Thank you very much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a survivor of Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. When Ibrance was first prescribed for me, I was astounded at the unbelievable cost. But the PAN Foundation stepped in and made Ibrance available to me. What a relief that was! The PAN Foundation was truly a lifesaver and made my mental health much better and allowed me to be a happier and healthier patient. I cannot say enough good things about the PAN Foundation.

Gregg H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned I have STAGE3 PROSTATE CANCER around the time we learned we were going to be Grandparents for the FIRST and ONLY GRANDCHILD. For a few days I was so excited to know that I would be a Grandfather then I realized I would never live to see our one and only Grandchild grow up graduate from any school. But then I realized I had to thank GOD I that I lived long enough to see my ONE and ONLY GRANDCHILD be born. For a while my Stage 3 Prostate Cancer seemed to respond to the treatment. We actually have been able to baby sit OUR LITTLE PRINCESS 3-4 times a month. Then a few months ago my CANCER returned with a vengeance. I wasn't going to live to see my Granddaughter's 5TH Birthday or our 50TH WEDDING Anniversary. There was a medication that could make this possible however we could NEVER afford it. I thanked the wonderful folks who treated me prepared to go home and die. They immediately said "give us a few days". In a few days we learned I qualified for assistance through PAN. PAN has made the impossible possible! I am able to receive the ONLY MEDICATION that knocked down my Prostate Cancer. In a few weeks I will have lived to celebrate my Granddaughter's 5TH Birthday and in December our 50TH WEDDING Anniversary. There are no words to express our gratitude for PAN. PAN HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE ONLY WAY I WOULD HAVE LIVED TO SEE BOTH OF THESE CELEBRATION OF LIFE THIS YEAR. Yes CAPS can indicate shouting but I am shouting GOD BLESS PAN for giving me a new lease on life.

Barbara M T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After an amazingly healthy life, on 1/2/17, at the age of 73, I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis. Jakifi was prescribed, and, although I had insurance that paid a little over half of the cost, I live on a fixed income and could now have afforded the copay. Without the medication, I would, in all probability, be dead by now. The fact that PAN had picked up the copay had enabled me to live a comfortable, productive life. I will be eternally grateful.

Ken_8

Client Served

Rating: 5

2010, I had a heart attack that put me in the hospital for 16 months. I had been coded 26 times, was in a coma for 7 months and was on a ventilator. In 2015 I moved to South Carolina and found a new lady cardiologist. After reviewing my case and her examinations of my current condition, she put me on Entresto. Being on Medicare, and have Medicare insurance my pill bills were hurting me financially. I found the PAN Foundation and they helped pay for the Entresto. I am also on SSI and can't work. PAN really, really help mehave a better life.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a caregiver for my husband who has Parkinson's Disease. It has been a challenge since his diagnosis 8 years ago. At first he was just a little slow walking, but over these past 7 1/2 years, it has become increasingly more difficult to find the correct medications and the dosages needed. We went to 3 different Neurologists before we found one right in our back door that convinced us to try the Duopa Pump for his medication. Very expensive.
Medicare/BCBS only covers a portion of the medication and the equipment, so we went to PAN for assistance. It took me about 20 mins to fill out the application and we received the grant in just a couple of days. We have had the pump now for about 1 month and it has really made a big difference to us. My husband can be a little more active, does not have to take oral meds 5-6 x day and I feel much better with him on the pump.
Thank you PAN for such wonderful assistance and service!

debe3rw

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patient Access Network has helped with my Multiple Sclerosis medicine. The medicine is so expensive. It was so easy to fill out the application and provide PAN with any additional information. The PAN employees are eager to assist you. Without aN I don’t think I would be able to get my medicine.

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Rating: 5

PAN helped me with my Multiple Sclerosis medication, Aubagio. I was under such stress trying to get help to defray that overwhelming cost of this medication. I was afraid I might not be able to continue taking this medication without help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Retired and on a fixed income, I could not have paid for my lifesaving treatment without PAN. I take an oral chemo pill (Imbruvica for CLL) that is not covered the same as IV chemo by Medicare and the supplement. Imbruvica is paid under pharmacy benefit instead of the medical.

Thank you PAN! They’ve covered the copay for several years now!

Sandra Lee L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Early following my failed receptivity of medication, when heart-surgery was implemented, one of my cardiologists commented that - even though it was well documented that my chronic CHF was caused by adriamycin chemotherapy, I would be dead without it! Fast forward 2 years when Entresto was prescribed that as a senior on Social Security, alone at 80 yoa, I could not afford the medication - in any regard. Novartis put me in contact with the PAN Foundation that was the beginning of my heartfelt, deepest regard for tablet-by-tablet my life was - IS - extended! My gratefulness cannot be overly expressed!

trishfish

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was told the amount of the drug that the doctor prescribed for me, I wept, there was NO way I could afford it, or any co-pays. The staff assured me there was help available, thru PAN, and thank goodness there was, or I wouldn't have been able to fill the prescription. I am beyond grateful for the grant.

Nellie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with CLL in 2007, I was told we just had to watch the numbers and that I probably would not need treatment for many years as this cancer progresses slowly. Well, two years later I was already in chemo and I was in and out of treatment until the end of 2016 at which time multiple complications made chemo no longer an option. Along came Imbruvica, the latest miracle drug fresh out of trials just in time! BUT...miracles are expensive and this drug was beyond my reach even with all the insurance I could buy. Along came PAN to pick up the difference and the miracle is...I'm still here! Thank you!

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Thanks to PAN, I can stay in treatment. I am a CLL patient on Imbruvica, which would be beyond my reach without their help.

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PANFoundation 09/17/2018

Thank you, Nellie. We appreciate your kind words and support of PAN. We are grateful we could be of help to you in a time of need.

Julie Lutchansky S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My father worked since he was a very young man, got a good education, and had a successful career. He saved, has insurance, and lived wisely, and was generous with those less fortunate. After retiring, he struggled for three years with constant medication adjustments and weekly visits to the doctor for blood work and to manage side effects of oral chemo. When the doctor recommended Jakafi, the cost was a huge worry for a fixed/retired income. It turned out that Jakafi was a perfect fit for my dad's disease without causing difficult side effects and constant fear of getting so anemic that he needed a blood transfusion, or having blood get too thick and causing a stroke. We are so very grateful for the PAN foundation for their assistance so that my father can get the medication needed to keep him alive. He is otherwise healthy and lives a happy productive life. I don't know where he'd (or we'd) be without PAN's help. Thank you.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has been helping me with co-pays for my Xolair injections, which have helped me deal with severe asthma. The injections are very expensive, and my co-pay is well over $200 for treatment every 30 days. Given all my other medical expenses, this would be unaffordable if not for the PAN Foundation. They are heroes in my book!

Ken J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truly a Godsend, I would never be able to afford the copay for my MS medication without the help of PAN. Being on disability has put a strain on income and the insurance coverage to cover prescription costs. Thank You PAN.

Mary O'Bryant W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN helped me and my family so very much with my oral chemo treatments. I don't know what we would have done without their help. We are forever grateful!!! Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They were great at helping me pay on a very expensive drug that if it hadn't been for them, I would've had to do without. They are so very helpful and caring.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were notified by email that funds were available and applied the same day and thank God we were approved immediately. My wife’s job was just eliminated and this was a Godsend. Everyone I have talked to at your organization has been very helpful also. I have MS and Parkinsons and don’t know what we would do without you. Thank you again so much.

1 Caroline C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was newly diagnosed with polycythemia Vera and my oncologist prescribed Jakafi. My insurance approved the drug but the copay would be $1,500.00 per month for 60 pills. When the specialty pharmacy gave me this information I told her I couldn’t afford to pay. She asked me some financial questions and said she would see if she could find a grant to help me. Thirty minutes later she calls me back in disbelief to tell me the PAN foundation would cover my co-pay. The news brought tears of relief and joy because I prayed to God for help and he gave me your foundation. I am ever so thankful for his divine intervention and your generosity! I am blessed each day I live . Thank you for your kindness!

1 Amanda T.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through Hep C treatment in 2014. I have private insurance but the medicine for Hep C treatment falls into our Tier 3 prescription plan and it is VERY expensive. I am a working mother with 2 kids. Without the hell of PANF, there is absolutely no way that I could have afforded the treatment that I needed. They helped lift the financial burden, and made paying for my treatment possible.