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

Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity’s 2015 Fundraiser:


Thank you to Ken Carey and the Tipsy Turtle Make Life Count Charity’s 2015 fundraiser for raising an amazing $37,000 for the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund!!!

Over the years, the Make Life Count Charity has raised an incredible $264,000 for our Prescription Assistance Fund! The Make Life County Charity is our Fund’s largest benefactor, enabling us to help so many cancer patients in need. Ken and his team truly share our mission to assist local cancer patients with the financial burden of cancer treatment.

For more information on the Make Life Count Charity, please visit


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!



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