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 annual Cancer Awareness Raffle is underway! Stop by the office to purchase your tickets and to peruse the 146 exciting prizes. We are excited to present our most diverse group of raffle prizes to date. Prizes include cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250; a diamond pendant; a Weber grill worth $989; a Craftsman tool chest; bicycles for the entire family; a Kitchen Aid Pro 600 stand mixer; Zoom II Tooth Whitening service; Philadelphia 76ers tickets; a Toshiba 32” LED television; a bi-plane ride over Wyoming, PA; two New York Knicks authentic game worn jerseys; gift baskets; gift cards; and more.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. Tickets are available for sale at our front desk or by calling (570) 288-7231. The drawing will be held on Friday, November 21st.

We thank everyone who donated prizes, baskets, and gift certificates. Your donations will help us to make this year’s raffle the most successful yet.

 

 

Greater Nanticoke Area Football Players Raise $9,000 for our Prescription Assistance Fund:

Four players on the Greater Nanticoke Area Trojans football team raised $9,000 for our Prescription Assistance Fund. The four football players – Michael Rasario-Clark, Ronald Kotz, Tyler Hanna, and Robert Burke – held several fundraisers, including sales of t-shirts, to raise the funds.

Over the past four years, the Greater Nanticoke Area football team has been holding fundraisers to benefit the Prescription Assistance Fund with the assistance of Coach Ron Bruza. During this four year period, football players in this district have raised over $16,000 for our Fund.

We send our heartfelt thanks to these four young men and to the Greater Nanticoke Area football program. Your efforts have helped and will continue to help so many area cancer patients.
 

 

Recent Memorial Donations:

We extend our great thanks and sincere condolences to the families of Mildred Pashinski, Rita Luse, and Jennifer Arellano for requesting that memorial donations be sent to our Prescription Assistance Fund in lieu of flowers.

These are just some of the most recent families to request that memorial donations be sent to our Fund. We hope to acknowledge and thank as many families as possible in this section in the future.
 

 

Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity’s 2014 Fundraiser:

Tipsy-Turtle-Event-2014
We thank The Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity for its generous contribution to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund. The Make Life County Charity’s 2014 fundraiser raised an incredible grand total of $38,000 for our Fund. Pictured above are Ken Carey, proprietor of the Tipsy Turtle Pubs in Jenkins Township, Swoyersville, and Avoca; and David Greenwald, M.D. of Medical Oncology Associates.

Ken founded the Make Life Count Charity in 2004. The Make Life Count Charity is the largest benefactor of the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, donating close to $200,000 to the fund since the charity’s inception. We, as well as our patients, cannot thank Ken enough for his continued support over the years.

Ken is a great friend of Medical Oncology Associates. We encourage you to visit the Tipsy Turtle’s website for more information on the pub, as well as the Make Life Count Charity.

 

 

Carol Demko, CTR
Special Projects Coordinator and Physician Liaison
Telephone: (570) 288-4301
Email: cademko@moawv.com