Colon Cancer Patient Support Application
Two Funds, One Important Cause
Two extraordinary funds, the Melissa Chermak Liput Memorial Fund and the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer, were created at SAF to support individuals with a colon cancer diagnosis who are experiencing financial hardship.
Both funds have been named in memory of two special women in our community whose legacy we are honored to continue. Applicants may apply for support from these funds through a single application.
Awardees are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis that includes a determination of need and the program must serve a charitable purpose. There must be a sufficiently large or indefinite class of eligible recipients. Grant awards cannot benefit a Foundation employee or volunteer, the award selection committee, or the family members of either group. Donations cannot be accepted for the benefit of a pre-selected or specific individual or group of individuals.
RequirementsThe following criteria MUST be met in order for an individual to be considered for a grant from either fund:
- Have a colon cancer diagnosis
- Have a demonstrated need due to economic issues related to the diagnosis
PreferencesThe following criteria provide direction on how the applicant pool can be narrowed during the selection process. These criteria do NOT exclude potential applicants outright but demonstrate donor intent for preferred candidates. Preference will be shown to applying individuals who:
- Live in Lackawanna County OR Northeastern Pennsylvania
- Have had an economic disruption event