412Thrive is always seeking resources for Thrivers.  Here are some resources for breast cancer thrivers to consider. Let us know if you are aware of other resources for us to add!

Care Packages

Medical Equipment – Pittsburgh

Medicaid

Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment (BCCPT) Program – Medicaid Eligibility Application

AHNCI Care & Cosmetics

FREE service! As a reminder – anyone who is a cancer patient or survivor can attend, regardless of where they received treatment.

All participants must register in advance by calling 412-330-4045 for information on the virtual class and where they can pick up their FREE soft cap donated by Bonny Diver’s Hair Peace Charity along with their AWESOME makeup bag! Each makeup bag is filled with 9 items talked about in the class – all of the makeup is paraben free, cruelty free, hypoallergenic and vegan friendly.

2021 Virtual Classes

  • Thursdays

    January 14, March 11, May 13, July 15,
    September 16, November 18
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • Fridays

    February 12, April 9, June 25, August 13,
    October 15, December 10
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Licensed cosmetology volunteers walk participants through a tutorial on applying the makeup, discuss wigs, and show ways to use head wraps and scarves. AHNCI clinical staff are on the call too helping answer any medical questions patients may have.

If you have any questions about AHNCI Care & Cosmetics, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lauren below:

Lauren Scanlon
Director, Volunteer Resources
Outpatient Facilities & Cancer Institutes
Allegheny Health Network
OutpatientVolunteer@ahn.org
https://www.ahn.org/about/support-ahn/volunteer

Limited Mobility Ministry

Southminster’s Limited Mobility Ministry connects people who have a need for medical equipment to make their home more rehab friendly during times of recovery or when more permanent medical assistance is needed. The Limited Mobility Team of Deacons meets at Southminster House with those who have a need for equipment and also those who wish to donate equipment to the ministry.

The list of equipment you can give to or receive from the ministry includes:

  • Wheelchairs (handles, on wheels)
  • Transfer chairs (no handles, on wheels)
  • Rollaters (walker with hand brakes and bench)
  • Walkers (with and without wheels)
  • Canes (single and four-prong)
  • Crutches
  • Potty chairs and frames
  • Toilet seat risers
  • Tub chairs
  • Shower transfer benches

We are unable to give or accept any equipment that requires batteries or electricity. We also do not give or accept items that are worn on the body (bandages, compression sleeves, braces, etc.) or any item that delivers medication (intravenous supplies, nebulizers, etc.) We do not accept mattresses or bed frames.

If you would like to make an appointment to donate or receive equipment, please contact the Church Office at 412-343-8900.

Funding Opportunities

The Pink Fund

https://www.pinkfund.org/get-help/
https://www.pinkfund.org/mary-herczog-fund-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients/