The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Inc. announced the receipt of a $50,000 grant from Incyte Corp., a Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company.

The funds received from the Incyte Charitable Giving Foundation will augment the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Financial Assistance Fund to provide emergency financial relief to any breast cancer patient in Delaware who is undergoing medical treatment and can demonstrate financial need.

With this funding, DBCC will provide resources to ensure patients will be able to focus on their treatment without financial worry. This fund will help patients with expenses associated with a breast cancer diagnosis that aren’t covered by insurance.

The funds can be used for a wide variety of emergency purposes including health care costs, like deductibles/co-pays, medications, treatments and transportation; comfort supplies like prosthesis, bras, wigs and compression sleeves; basic human needs like groceries, rent/mortgage; and/or quality of life purchases like air conditioners and mattresses/ bedding.

In November 2016, the coalition received a donation from the Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund

at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation for a similar Financial

Assistance Program. Those funds are limited to residents who live in Kent County.

Breast Cancer patients living anywhere in Delaware may qualify for the Financial Assistance Program funded by Incyte. Those who wish to apply should contact 672-6435 or lwilkinson@debreastcancer.org.

For more, visit debreastcancer.org.