SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Cancer for College has announced an innovative partnership with Goodroot that will expand its mission by helping families fighting pediatric cancer with their medical bills with a focus on alleviating or cancelling their medical debt.
Cancer for College (CFC) has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors since 1993, awarding over $7 million in scholarships to more than 1,700 individuals. Goodroot is a community of healthcare-solution companies with industry-leading capabilities — including healthcare claim payment integrity, medical bill negotiation, hospital financial assistance optimization and more — that will now be at CFC’s disposal.
In addition to providing college funding for pediatric cancer survivors, partnering with Goodroot enables CFC to address the high medical costs and debt that often come with cancer treatment. Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy and currently impacts more than 1 in 5 Americans.
“We’re proud to partner with Goodroot and leverage the expertise on healthcare affordability their team brings to the table,” said Cancer for College Founder, Craig Pollard. “The families we serve have been impacted physically, emotionally and financially by their cancer diagnosis. The support we provide gives hope to survivors and is vital toward helping them overcome the devastating aspects of fighting the disease.”