Be a Hero In Healthcare

by Marilou Niggemann, MPA


“HOPE… That is what your organization offers to its clients.  I am a widow on Social Security with a chronic illness and there is no way that I could possibly afford the benefits that science has provided in the fight against it.  Many of us have just learned to accept the fact that we are different from most people, dealing with a disabling condition that quite frankly is a real pain in the neck!  So much in our world has been reduced to the abilities we still have and working around those that we no longer have.  It is a struggle… emotionally, physically, mentally, financially and spiritually.  It seems at times to be a lonely struggle.  Having said all this… and hopefully conveying the scope of an illness and its impact on its victim… I wish to THANK YOU wholeheartedly!   I feel truly blessed to be able to be a participant in your amazing program!”


Heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things, distinguished for their courage or ability. At The Assistance Fund, our Heroes in Healthcare are models for others on how to perform heroic deeds and/or tirelessly give time, talent and expertise to improve health. Our Heroes in Healthcare are recognized for their extraordinary support of The Assistance Fund’s efforts to help thousands of patients relying on us every day for access to their life-saving, high-cost medications.

The Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to children and adults who are critically or chronically ill, including those diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. Through copay assistance, we help people living with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease afford their life-saving, high-cost medications. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 14,000 children and adults in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Heroes in Healthcare are critical to the well-being of our patients and for those who may need us in the future. At the $1,000 level, you are recognized as a distinguished donor on our Hero Wall as well as in our annual report. Most importantly, you are appreciated by our patients who directly benefit from your generosity.

For more information about The Assistance Fund and how being a Hero in Healthcare helps patients across the country click here  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.


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