Cancer Care and Compassion Fund

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The Cancer Care and Compassion Fund helps cancer patients overcome financial barriers, so they can afford the costs related to treatment and never have to choose between paying for their treatment and buying basic necessities like groceries.

The Cancer Care and Compassion Fund can be used to help patients afford medical care, transportation costs and other cancer-related expenses, including childcare, wheelchair rentals, mastectomy bras, nutritional drinks, prostheses and medical supplies that are not fully (or even partially) covered by public or private insurance. As patients make trips to and from the hospital for treatment for months, costs like transportation, parking and a nutritious meal or snack on treatment days also add up over time, so every little bit of financial assistance helps. Most importantly, the Cancer Care and Compassion Fund allows for a holistic approach to treatment — treatment of the whole person that accounts for mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of the disease.

91% of people diagnosed with cancer suffer a loss of income coupled with increased personal expenses, and one in six find the out-of-pocket expenses significant or unmanageable. For these individuals, the Cancer Care and Compassion Fund is a lifeline that helps them regain their health and independence. 


Select your donation amount, or enter a custom donation amount above.

Once you have selected your donation amount and clicked donate, it will take you to a shopping cart experience. From there you can review your total and then click complete payment at the bottom of the screen before being taken to a secure payment information page.


Tax receipts are automatically sent once you have completed your payment information and checked out. If you do not see an email come through with your tax receipt, please check your junk or spam email folders. The email subject line is Grand River Hospital Foundation Donation Receipt.

If you still cannot find it, please contact Jesse Borden, Fulfillment Manager & Donor Advocate at 226-750-2074 or for support. 

When donating, any information entered in the billing address fields on the payment screen will be used to generate an automatic tax receipt. If a company name is added here, the tax receipt will be issued to the company.

If your donation is in honour of a friend or loved one, you can email them a digital e-card upon making a donation.

E-cards are available for donations made in memory and in celebration of someone, and each e-card allows you to customize the message being sent. In order to send an e-card, you will need to know the recipient's email address.

When you reach the completed payment screen, you will see the available e-card options, or you can click this link to send an e-card and message directly.

The Foundation will only notify individuals upon request. You can use the cart note function to provide a message and contact details for the recipient.