Cancer Patient & Family Services

Helping Those Most Vulnerable Diagnosed with Cancer

The Mission of the Benedictine Health Foundation is to raise and distribute financial resources to those struggling with a cancer diagnosis and whose financial means limit their ability to access or receive the care that they need. We provide assistance to Ulster County residents and their families or those from neighboring counties receiving medical services in Ulster County.

Financial Assistance Programs

Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund

The Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund distributes upwards of $100,000 annually to eligible cancer patients while they are in treatment. Financial assistance is provided in the form of gift cards to purchase nutritious food at Hannaford Supermarkets and/or fuel at Stewart’s Shops to subsidize the cost of transportation. $500 per calendar year is available to each patient.

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Benedictine Health Foundation’s Cancer Patient Emergency Financial Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to patients with a current diagnosis of cancer. Upon approval of the application, the Foundation will pay up to $250 annually in support of essential services; payments will be made directly to the billing organization (i.e., electric, telephone, fuel oil/propane, water, or rent).

To learn more about programs funded by the Benedictine Health Foundation, contact Benedictine Health Foundation at (845) 481-1303.

“Thank you to the Gruner Family and Benedictine Health Foundation for the support when I needed it during treatment two-and-a-half years ago.  Your contributions to individuals and the community are beyond measure.”
– Kristin Flynn, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of the Fashion Program at SUNY Ulster

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care