The Weersing Family Grant Fund
Our mission is simple. Financially support cancer patients at a time when they need it most. This mission has been made possible by the generous gift of the Weersing Family.
Thank you !
The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation exists to lessen the emotional and financial burden one experiences as one navigates through the treatment of cancer.
THCF offers financial grants to qualified individuals who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. The applicant must reside or be receiving treatment within a thirty-mile radius of the Johnston-Willis Medical Center. The geographical range covers the Richmond Metropolitan and Tri-City communities.
Healthcare professionals and credentialled social workers stand as "Advocates" of the patient and are required to submit and manage the grant application process on behalf of the patient.
Grant recipients may utilize the funds for a variety of needs, including food, shelter, transportation, and related expenses. Payment of medical bills or prescription drugs is prohibited.
Grant awards are limited to one per applicant, per twelve-month cycle.
Advocates are encouraged to become familiar with the FAQ's section on this page so they are prepared to answer questions by the patient applicant.
Read this document before proceeding to the application
Frequently asked questions
What is a HCF Grant?
The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation provides financial aid in the form of a grant. The purpose of the grant is to help with miscellaneous expenses while a cancer patient is undergoing treatment. The grant is not to be used to pay medical bills and/or medications.
An "Advocate" is defined as...
A person who holds current professional credentials as a Social Worker, Therapist, Medical Practictioner. Someone who is directly involved in the treatment of the cancer patient.
A "Patient" is defined as...
A person who is currently undergoing cancer treatments.
What is the role of the "Advocate" as it relates to the grant application process?
The "Advocate" is the sponsor advocating on behalf of the patient.
Why is an "Advocate" required to participate in the grant application process?
2) Ensure the patient application is accurate and submitted promptly.
3) Verify the patient is qualified to receive a financial grant if selected.
4) Focus HCF's financial support for certified cancer patients currently undergoing treatment within a predefined coverage area.
What is a HCF "covered" area?
The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation's Board of Directors has elected to support the local Tri-City area covering a radius of approximately 30 miles from the Johnston-Willis Medical Center at 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235.
Qualifications for Advocates...
1) Must be a person who holds current professional credentials as a Social Worker, Therapist, Medical Practictioner. Someone who is directly involved in the treatment of the cancer patient.
Qualifications for Patients...
2) The patient must live or be receiving treatment within the approved (30 mile) covered area, as defined by zip code. The zip code check occurs automatically via the online application process.
3) The patient understands grants provided by HCF must not pay for medical bills or prescription drugs. Typical uses are transportation, food, room and board, mortgage, rent, automobile, gas, utilities, travel, etc.
4) The patient understands they must be sponsored by an Advocate who can be your Doctor, Social Worker, or professional who holds credentials from within the Healthcare industry.
5) The patient must provide accurate responses to all questions contained within the application. A memo field (2,500 characters, maximum) is available to share your personal story describing your current financial need.
Details about the application process...
1) The application process is a fully automated system.