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Cancer patients have so many reasons for anxiety.  Being able to pay their bills shouldn’t be one of them, but that is the reality for those who request assistance from the Ride for a Purpose Foundation.  The Foundation helps with everyday living expenses such as utilities and rent, but also assists with food, transportation and medication. 

 

While undergoing treatment, our founder Steve Alexander became aware of the true financial burden that cancer treatments can cause for cancer patients and their families. While chemotherphy  is very expensive, there are countless other costs assocated with  treatment such as medical testing, medication to combat the effects of the chemotherphy, travel to and from treatment sites, physician visits, parking and hotel expense and meals for family members. These are just a few of the  espenses that begin to add up.  Taking all of these costs into consideration is what we refer to as "The True Cost of Cancer Treatment".

 

After talking with social workers, physicians and other cancer patients Steve was surprised to discover  how many patients go without treatment, could not fill prescriptions or only take their prescribed daily dose every other day in order to save on the cost, have an inability to pay for transportation to and from their treatments or cannot pay for parking. The cost of chemotherphy can be over $30,000 monthly and medications can be as high as $500 monthly, and many  insurance plans do not cover the full cost.  Some pataients are without insurance at all. If a stem cell transplant is a required course of treatment it can cost as much as $350,000 to $400,000. Even with hospitals reducing the cost of transplants, many patients cannot afford the required deductible or do not have the financial reources to make monthly payments.

 

 It was during Steve's stem-cell transplant hospitalization, while talking with another patient who might lose his house because of his treatment costs that he made up his mind that once able he was going to do something to help others having difficulties meeting the true financial cost of their cancer treatments. Steve figured there had to be someway to tie his love of motorcycle riding into raising money for others, thus the Ride For A Purpose Foundation was founded and approved as a 501-C-3 charitable foundation by the IRS in October 2013. Since that time Steve has ridden over 20,000 miles with his trusty companion Bob the bear, bringing awareness to Multiple Myeloma and raising funds.

 

The Ride For A Purpose Foundation not only assists with the treatment costs listed above but also provides assistance to individuals to help with utility bills, rent or mortgage payments, food and gasoline thus allowing cancer patients and their families

the opportunity to obtain the required medical treatments. Since cancer can affect how a person sees herself/himself, the Foundation also provides for clothing due to weight gain or loss and will also buy items for family members of the cancer patient.

 

Being diagnosed with cancer is stressful enough but when you add in the financial burden ,sometimes a person does not know where to turn for help, and that is where the Ride For A Purpose Foundation can help. If you know of someone fighting this terrible diesease who needs some help, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer patients have so many reasons for anxiety.  Being able to pay their bills shouldn’t be one of them, but that is the reality for those who request assistance from the Ride for a Purpose Foundation.  The Foundation helps with everyday living expenses such as utilities and rent, but also assists with food, transportation and

 

While undergoing treatment, our founder Steve Alexander became aware of the true financial burden that cancer treatments can cause for cancer patients and their families. While chemotherapy  is very expensive, there are countless other costs associated with  treatment such as medical testing, medication to combat the effects of the chemotherapy, travel to and from treatment sites, physician visits, parking and hotel expense and meals for family members. These are just a few of the  expenses that begin to add up.  Taking all of these costs into consideration is what we refer to as "The True Cost of Cancer Treatment".

 

After talking with social workers, physicians and other cancer patients Steve was surprised to discover  how many patients go without treatment, could not fill prescriptions or only take their prescribed daily dose every other day in order to save on the cost, have an inability to pay for transportation to and from their treatments or cannot pay for parking. The cost of chemotherapy can be over $30,000 monthly and medications can be as high as $500 monthly, and many  insurance plans do not cover the full cost.  Some patients are without insurance at all. If a stem cell transplant is a required course of treatment it can cost as much as $350,000 to $400,000. Even with hospitals reducing the cost of transplants, many patients cannot afford the required deductible or do not have the financial reources to make monthly payments.

 

 It was during Steve's stem-cell transplant hospitalization, while talking with another patient who might lose his house because of his treatment costs that he made up his mind that once able he was going to do something to help others having difficulties meeting the true financial cost of their cancer treatments. Steve figured there had to be someway to tie his love of motorcycle riding into raising money for others, thus the Ride For A Purpose Foundation was founded and approved as a 501-C-3 charitable foundation by the IRS in October 2013. Since that time Steve has ridden over 20,000 miles with his trusty companion Bob the bear, bringing awareness to Multiple Myeloma and raising funds.

 

The Ride For A Purpose Foundation not only assists with the treatment costs listed above but also provides assistance to individuals to help with utility bills, rent or mortgage payments, food and gasoline thus allowing cancer patients and their families

the opportunity to obtain the required medical treatments. Since cancer can affect how a person sees herself/himself, the Foundation also provides for clothing due to weight gain or loss and will also buy items for family members of the cancer patient.

 

Being diagnosed with cancer is stressful enough but when you add in the financial burden ,sometimes a person does not know where to turn for help, and that is where the Ride For A Purpose Foundation can help. If you know of someone fighting this terrible diesease who needs some help, please contact us.

Steve's trusty traveling companion Bob the Bear. When the sun was shinning Bob was on the back serving as the look out for traffic getting to close. When rain comes Bob hides in the luggage compartment.

Ending location for a Ride For A Purpose Ride in 2013 that covered over 6,000 miles in one month in order to raise funds for the foundation.