Gayla’s Gift was named after the first grant recipient. Gayla was diagnosed with hereditary breast cancer at 27 years old during her pregnancy and as a result faced incredibly difficult challenges during this period of her young life, including financial. Sadly, Gayla lost her battle in late 2012 but we honour her courage and tenacity through helping others like her.
- Despite our best efforts, many of those affected with the HBOC syndrome will be diagnosed with cancer.
- Due to the nature of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, many of those people will be young, without disability insurance support, or not able otherwise to deal financially with the pressures associated with surgeries and treatment, especially if they have young children.
- The recipient MUST be deemed as having an HBOC syndrome by a genetics clinic or a medical professional that the HBOC Society has approved as an expert.
- The recipient MUST be an HBOC Society member.
- Any person asking for a grant must fill out an application outlining the scope of their need.
- An applicant must agree to meet with an HBOC Society representative who will assess the validity of their need.
- Final approval must be given by a designated committee or HBOC representative.
- Individual grants may be given to a recipient on a case-by-case basis, up to a total maximum of $1,000 for any one recipient.
- The grant amount will also be determined by the program funds available.
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