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Medical Assistance Grants

As of mid-February 2020, the StringsforaCURE Foundation has approved 80 Medical Assistance Grants for breast cancer patients in a 60-mile radius of Erie, PA, and has awarded $42,787.30 in financial assistance to help pay for co-pays, pharmacy needs and other medical related bills not covered by health insurance.  


We are making changes in 2020 and the StringsforaCURE Foundation’s board of directors decided not to accept any new applications for these grants. However, we will continue to make payments on the grants that have already been committed to assist these patients.  

Life is about chapters and we will be entering a new chapter for the StringsforaCURE® Foundation. In August 2020, after we celebrate 10 years of serving the breast cancer community, it is with a heavy heart that our founder Elisa Guida, along with StringsforaCURE board members, Patti Larson, Brenda Berchtold and Donna Rose Sherrange, have made the difficult decision to dissolve our 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are NOT closing StringsforaCURE due to a lack of funds. This decision was made last year, long before the Covid-19 pandemic.

By the time we dissolve the 501(c)(3), we will have been in existence for 10 years and will have provided over $450,000 to breast cancer patients and their families, through our many financial assistance programs both locally and nationally. This is really a time to celebrate what this small breast cancer charity has accomplished during those 10 years!

We hope that the grants that StringsforaCURE awarded to you or the patients under your care were appreciated and have helped to provide some financial relief to these patients during their breast cancer journey.