Are you longing to help a friend with lung cancer who is struggling financially, and don't know where to begin? Maybe it's time to think about hosting a fundraiser on her behalf.
We're living in a tough economic time for people who are healthy. Adding cancer to the mix - more bills and less time when you feel good enough to work - makes the bottom line a line in which the dots sometimes don't meet. And that's with good insurance. Copays, deductibles, travel costs, and procedures and medications that aren't covered can empty the pocketbook fast.
So why not schedule a benefit to lighten the load?
If you're like me, the task seems a bit insurmountable. Where do you begin? Where do you find the time in our already hectic lives?
The truth is that if you find a team of good friends and distribute the planning, it's not all that overwhelming. It might seem like you should have planned something months ago - before there was a crisis - but that's not as much of a problem as it sounds either.
What does it take to host a fundraiser for a friend with lung cancer - an event that not only shows her that you care, but will lighten the emotional struggle of trying to make it financially at the same time she is trying to survive?
A few good friends.
A central location (many places will provide a hall for little or no cost), and
A sense of humor.
Check out this article to get started:
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