Prescription Assistance Fund

Medical Oncology Associates formally established the Prescription Assistance Fund in 2001 to assist cancer patients in need to obtain costly prescription drugs and nutritional supplements. Over the past few years, the scope of assistance has broadened to include transportation to and from appointments in and out of town; durable medical equipment; patient medical insurance premiums; and home health treatments. In the aftermath of the September 2011 flood, we donated funds to patients whose homes and businesses had been devastated. The scope of the fund is constantly evolving as needs arise.

Medical Oncology Associates has long recognized the devastating physical, psychological, and financial hardships suffered by many of our patients. The fund was established to help those in need to obtain medications, services, and other items beneficial to their care. We respect the pride, independence, and courage of our patients and their families. We hope that any patient in need will feel comfortable asking for temporary assistance.

For Patients:

How to request assistance: Patients or family members may request assistance from any member of our staff. All requests and responses will be handled confidentially. If you would feel more comfortable requesting assistance over the telephone, please contact our Office Manager, Edie Kozicki at (570) 288-4261.

For the Community:

How to donate: If you would like to donate to the Prescription Assistance Fund, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator, Carol Demko. Donations may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one; in “lieu of flowers” for memorial services; as a “thank you” gift for special events, such as bridal showers; or for any reason you desire. Donations are tax-deductible.

Fundraisers: If you would like to conduct a student project or a community project or event to benefit the Prescription Assistance Fund, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator, Carol Demko.

Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to assist with one of our fundraisers for the Prescription Assistance Fund, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator, Carol Demko. Volunteers are needed to create and distribute fliers; to sell raffle tickets during events; to decorate for upcoming events; etc.


Bras for a Cause 2014
Cancer Awareness Raffle 2014 Prizes
Cancer Awareness Raffle 2014 Prizes
Game Worn Jerseys - Cancer Awareness Raffle 2014 Prizes

Cancer Awareness Raffle 2014:

Our 2014 Cancer Awareness Raffle raised over $24,000 for the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund. We thank everyone who donated raffle prizes, who purchased tickets, and who assisted us with the administration of the raffle.

We have begun planning our next Cancer Awareness Raffle which will take place during the month of October 2015. We welcome donations from the community in the form of gift certificates, dining certificates, gift baskets, etc. We welcome offers of assistance with the administration of and setup for the Raffle, as well. We appreciate all contributions to and community involvement in our Cancer Awareness Raffle.



Cancer Awareness Month 2015:

Although summer is in full swing, we are thinking already about our annual October celebration of Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Neal Topham, the renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon from Fox Chase Cancer Center, will be speaking at our office during the month of October. We will announce the date soon. We are hoping for an even bigger crowd than the last time he spoke with us. Please help us spread the word!

As you know, the culmination of our Cancer Awareness Month celebration is our Cancer Awareness Month Raffle. We rely on donations of raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals. Please consider donating raffle baskets, gift certificates, goods, and services to our Raffle. Please help us make this year’s Raffle our most successful to date!



Tipsy Turtle Make Life County Charity’s 2015 Fundraiser:

The Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity’s 2015 fundraiser is underway!

This year’s exciting raffle prizes include a $10,000 cash prize; a Susquehanna Brewery Party and Tour for 20 people; a 60 inch Samsung Flat Screen television; a Happy Hour Bash at the Tipsy Turtle Owen Street Pub for 20 people; a $500 gift certificate to Dundee Gardens, donated by Medical Oncology Associates; a VIP concert pack of 4 tickets to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain; and the ever popular one pound of the Tipsy’s famous Turtle Bites and a fountain soda once a week for one year. The prize drawing will be held on August 11th, 2015 at the Tipsy Turtle’s Market Street location in Jenkins Township. Raffle tickets are available at Medical Oncology Associates, the Tipsy Turtle pubs, and other local businesses. Raffle tickets are $20 each.

All proceeds from raffle ticket sales, the annual golf tournament, and other fundraising efforts benefit the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund. To date, the Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity has raised over $227,000 for our Prescription Assistance Fund. We thank Ken Carey and his dedicated team for their extreme generosity and support over the years.

For more information on the Tipsy Turtle’s Make Life Count charity, please visit



Carol Demko, CTR
Special Projects Coordinator and Physician Liaison
Telephone: (570) 288-4301