On Thursday of last week, Ron Avery, of the Avery Foundation was on to talk about the work they are doing to help raise funds for the families of cancer patients.
Ron shared with us his own story of losing a family member to cancer, but also some of the statistics surrounding the financial situations that occur to families while one member is undergoing treatments. Even with insurance coverage, between copays, deductibles, and maximum benefits, there can still be plenty of medical bills, let alone the time away from work, expenses related to traveling to and from treatment, and all kinds of other ancillary costs that come during this time, it can be burden that often leads to bankruptcy.
And that was before COVID tossed a bunch of financial issues onto many families.
Watch to learn more about the work they are doing, and how you can help.