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Legal Information Network for Cancer

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Human Services

Mission: LINC eases the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources.

Geographic areas served: Greater Richmond Area and Central Virginia

Programs: LINC provides assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources. This support enables cancer patients to sustain themselves and their families by dealing with the non-medical issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment. Support is individual and provided with care, compassion and respect. Legal and financial counseling are provided at no charge to approximately 90% of LINC's clients (there is a sliding fee schedule for those with ability to pay); social services are provided at no charge.In addition, LINC provides educational opportunities for cancer patients. Education helps our experts reach more people and enables individuals to be more effective advocates on their own behalf.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 30 year old woman diagnosed with lymphoma in 2006 and again in 2010. After which I faced job discrimination due to my re-diagnosis, and began to run out of resources. A family member found LINC and sent me several write-ups on some notable health blogs. I visited their website and got in touch. I honestly had no idea anyone like them even existed. Their soul cause is finding Virginia's cancer patients & survivors the legal & financial resources for their treatment and post treatment needs. It's my hope that more patients become aware of this amazing service run by people who truly care about your future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After reading an article in the ADVANCE newsletter about LINC, that the VCU Massey Cancer Center publishes, I was compelled to learn more. I was waiting for an appointment with my bone marrow doctor for my 4 year cancer follow up.

The article talked about how LINC provides resources for people like me. I had no idea there were resources like this. After following up with the contact information, an attorney, Chris Bernhart, called me. After a lengthy conversation, Chris referred me to Sarah Gonzales from LINC. Sarah gave me even more hope and assured me I was not alone and that there were indeed people out there willing to help me. Sarah gave me several names of organizations that provided free advice for people like me that owed thousands of dollars in debt due to cancer. LINC connected me with Charlie Atwill, at Atwill Financial Consulting group. My wife, Ellen, and I met with Charlie and his associate, Justin. When Ellen and I walked out of Charlie’s office we both felt like a huge burden was lifted. We felt we had a plan and there was hope.

I am so thankful and blessed to be cancer free and doing well. I am not sure how everything will all play out with my financial situation, but I do know that I feel much better and hopeful because of LINC’s assistance.

Reed Whitener