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Blue Hope Financial Assistance Fund and Screening Support


Cancer screening and care is challenging, and financial burdens make it even harder. We’re here to help.

If you have questions or need help with the application, our certified patient and family support navigators can help you on our free Helpline, (877) 422-2030, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm EST.

The Alliance’s Support and Financial Resources Guide has additional ongoing resources by state to meet your needs.

For more information:

BLUE HOPE TREATMENT AWARDS

Apply Here

Cottonelle and BLKHLTH-sponsored SCREENING Assistance Fund

Call (877) 422-2030

Screening Resources and Financial Assistance

Call (877) 422-2030

Financial aid FAQ

  • How do I apply?

    You can apply for our Blue Hope treatment awards here.

    If you are in need of a colonoscopy or FIT test, you can call our Helpline at (877) 422-2030. Our certified patient & family navigators will work with you to determine the appropriate screening method for you, determine if you qualify for free or reduced-cost screenings, and - if appropriate- help you set up the procedure.

  • How do I know if I qualify?

    The Alliance’s financial assistance programs help low-income individuals receive support for screenings or unmet financial needs during cancer treatment. 

    To qualify for a low-cost colonoscopy or a FIT test, you:

    • Do not currently have health insurance or your insurance company will not pay for a colorectal cancer screening
    • Have total yearly household income below 200% of the federal poverty guideline


    You qualify for the Cottonelle and BLKHLTH-sponsored Screening Assistance Fund if you:

    • Are African American/Black
    • Do not currently have health insurance or your insurance company will not pay for a colorectal cancer screening
    • Have total yearly household income below 200% of the federal poverty guideline


    You qualify for a Blue Hope treatment award if you:

    • Do not currently have health insurance or your health insurance is limited
    • Have total yearly household income equal to or under $75,000
    • Are in active treatment for colorectal cancer
    • Have not received a Blue Hope (previously called “Blue Note”) financial assistance stipend in the past
  • How will I know if I am approved?

    Once you apply or contact the Alliance, our patient & family support navigators will be in touch with you about your screening or treatment award. Awards are based on funding availability and are awarded at the end of each month. Please allow 20-60 days after you apply to receive a response.

  • Where can I find additional financial resources?

    The Alliance’s Support and Financial Resources Guide has additional ongoing resources by state to meet your needs.

How you can help


We’re looking for sponsors and donors to support this and other critical prevention initiatives. To learn more, contact Malki Karkowsky, Senior Director of Individual Giving, at mkarkowsky@ccalliance.org or (202) 207-0244 or donate now.

Special thanks to our founding partner, Boston Scientific, and the legacy gift from Carol Green for making this financial assistance program possible.

The legacy of Blue Hope Financial Assistance


Through the legacy donation of Carol Green and her family, Blue Hope Financial Assistance helps families receive a potentially life-saving screening test or lessen the financial burden of treatment. Ms. Green passed in 2010, but her vision for a world free of colorectal cancer is realized through the program she helped launch. We salute you for helping us end colorectal cancer within our lifetime.

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