It is tough enough to have CLL, but for those of us on Medicare, the cost of some treatments can be prohibitive.
Organizations such as LLS and PAN (Patient Access Network) offer help through industry-funded pools of financial aid for those who qualify.
Here is a little early holiday gift for some of our readers.
The exciting and timely news that we have confirmed is that the PAN CLL financial aid fund is finally reopening on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. We know it in advance because PAN has chosen the CLL Society to be their partner for offering peer-to-peer CLL counseling. We have been working hard to train volunteers and to develop the policies and procedures needed to protect your privacy and offer robust help. The CLL Society is very proud to partner with PAN.
With your help, we do more than delivering the latest in-depth news in an understandable way, covering ASH and the important medical conferences with interviews with the experts and daily updates. We are also producing important research that can positively influence our future care, advocating for all us around the world, and now offering peer-to-peer support from trained volunteers.
Thank you for being part of the CLL Society. Unlike other web sites, we don’t require visitors to register to gain access to our material, but honestly the number of subscribers is a metric that our supporters assess when considering the size of our grant applications. Without significant grant support, we can’t possibly do everything that patients request. If you like what we are doing, please spread the word and ask other friends to subscribe. It really helps. You tell us that the news, services, and updates we share are important, relevant and helpful.
In fact, it is precisely because you signed up and are receiving this alert that you are among the very first to be informed about the reopening of the PAN CLL fund. No one knows how long it will stay open, so if you need financial help for your meds, I would strongly suggest that you apply soon.
You can apply for assistance two ways.
Apply over the phone at 1-866-316-7263 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Visit the patient portal
So seize this early holiday gift while you still can and please tell everyone to join our community and sign up for our alerts and newsletters here: http://cllsociety.org/newsletter-sign-up/ . It really helps.
We are grateful for your participation in our work.
We are all in this together.
Founder and still volunteer medical director of the CLL Society