Nadine whitlock hayes
legacy fund assistance

From donations made to our Nadine Whitlock Hayes Legacy Fund we provide financial assistance to women during their breast cancer treatment and help families with the cost of recommended genetic counseling and testing. Read more about the Legacy Fund and how to apply for help below.

Many Indiana women undergoing breast cancer treatments struggle to pay bills or purchase gas and groceries. This adds tremendous stress to an already very challenging time in their lives. Your support is critical. Your donations can help:

  • Pay a month’s rent.
  • Pay gas, electric and other utility bills.
  • Purchase gift cards for gas and groceries
  • Pay medical bills.
Click here to Donate to Support the Fund

All requests for assistance from the Nadine Whitlock Hayes Legacy Fund must be made through our online application. After receiving the online application and required supporting documentation, our review committee will make an assistance determination. The committee cannot consider incomplete applications. The committee is committed to making fair and timely assistance decisions based upon complete applications and supporting documentation. It is our goal to provide an answer regarding assistance as soon as possible. Please allow two business days for requests for assistance with medical bills and up to 7 business days for other types of assistance.

About Nadine Whitlock Hayes:

Nadine Whitlock Hayes left her earthly life in 2014, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She lived an amazing life as a single mother raising 9 children after her husband died from Hodgkin’s disease. One daughter preceded her in death, also from breast cancer, and a son died from pancreatic cancer subsequent to her death. Her other 7 children 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins cherish memories of her nurturing and are grateful for the life lessons she taught of strength, service and giving. One of her grandsons, William T. McClure, Jr., has established the Nadine Whitlock Hayes Legacy Fund to honor her by helping families who experience financial burdens as a result of breast cancer. He has chosen to partner with the Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities to manage the fund and to distribute donations from the Nadine Whitlock Hayes Legacy Fund to eligible patients, survivors and their families. Donations to this fund are used exclusively to help ease financial burdens caused by a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and to help families with the cost of recommended genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

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I want to share what I’ve learned as an advocate with my family and friends because Black families don’t normally discuss illness let alone ways to prevent the severity of an illness including breast cancer.