Breakthroughs in Hope
The Breakthroughs in Hope program is a corporate initiative to raise funds from biopharmaceutical companies to provide financial relief and support services to families fighting cancer. The program highlights the industry’s long- term commitment to finding new treatments and cures for cancer, while also supporting the needs of families who are struggling today. Family Reach will leverage its existing hospital relationships to identify families in need and to distribute funds to help pay for the variety of daily expenses that mount during the cancer treatment period. These include non-medical expenses like rent, utilities, childcare, and transportation to and from hospitals, as well as medical costs that are not covered by insurance. Requests for support from families typically average around $800-1200, thus a grant of $50,000, for example, would enable Family Reach to support approximately 40 families with a child, young adult or parent who is fighting cancer.
As part of the program, Family Reach will provide our corporate partners with regular “Impact Reports,” highlighting the distribution of the funds, family situations addressed, and other important information characterizing the fulfillment of the grant. With a company’s review and approval, Family Reach will feature them as a core contributor to this initiative in all external communications aimed at broadening awareness of the program’s impact on families.