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A cancer diagnosis turns a family’s world upside down. While the shock of such news is still fresh, life and its obligations continue – sometimes with mounting medical bills and other financial stresses. This is especially true when the person who is diagnosed with cancer happens to be the financial provider for the family, and their medical condition is serious enough that they are no longer able to work.
Tony Foundation is a non-profit corporation and our goal is to help fill a critical financial need that comes with a new cancer diagnosis. Tony Laudadio’s family faced this very predicament – first, when he was diagnosed in 2013, at age 29, with renal cell kidney cancer – and again, two years later, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer (completely unrelated to the renal cancer). He and his family understand the struggle of facing a sudden battery of tests, treatments and even surgeries, while being unable to work due to cancer. Immediate expenses pile up quick, adding to an already intense level of stress and worry.
(Tony pictured above, after his 2nd surgery with 2 of his 3 siblings)
That’s why he created the Tony Foundation: to provide financial assistance to help meet immediate, existing needs for families whose primary income earners, in their most productive years, have been diagnosed with cancer and are unable to continue employment.
We will accomplish this by:
- Identifying critical needs for families in crisis due to cancer diagnosis
- Filling a gap for cancer patients, primarily aged 25-55, who solely provide for a family/multiple dependents
- Providing financial assistance to qualifying families in a clear and transparent way
- Connecting families with additional programs and resources for support
Now is the time to help make a difference for families that need it the most. Please help support us in our mission as we aim to ease some of the stress and burden facing families in crisis as they begin to navigate a new journey with cancer.
Together, we can help!