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Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 is a newer coronavirus. It poses many challenges which can be particularly difficult for people with cancer and their loved ones.

​In addition to the tools and resources found in the Bag It Bag, we’ve developed this comprehensive online Resource Center designed to be your starting point when you’re researching any of the many topics related to a cancer diagnosis. The Bag It Resource Center is continuously evaluated and updated to ensure we’re providing easy access to the best resources available.  These Coronavirus resources are a good example of Bag It Cancer staying current.

“Coronavirus: What Cancer Patients Need to Know” 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know” 
National Cancer Institute

“Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know” 
American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Cancer.Net

Common Questions About Covid-19 and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors 
American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Cancer.Net

A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers and Family Members
CDC Staying Home While Staying Well

“Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Find Your Local Department of Health
Find the best point of contact for specific COVID-19 inquiries by state and local jurisdiction.

Memorial Sloan Kettering 
Coronavirus Key Facts and What it Means for People with Cancer 

MD Anderson
Cancer patients and the Coronavirus: What you should know 

Patient Power
Coronavirus: What Precautions Should Cancer Patients Be Taking?

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Coalition
Resources and information for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors during COVID-19. 

Covid 19 Relief Resources

Healthwell Foundation COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance
Up to $6,000 for insurance/COBRA premium costs.
Call 800-675-8416 for eligibility and to apply.

Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Financial assistance with mortgage, rent, utilities, transportation to treatment, childcare.
Visit for eligibility and to apply.

National Association of Rare Disorders (NORD) COVID Critical Relief Fund
Emergency financial assistance for rare disease patients directly impacted by COVID-19.
Call 203-242-0497 or

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Crisis Financial Assistance Fund
Up to $200 in emergency financial assistance for rent, groceries, utilities, food, transportation for people undergoing colorectal cancer treatment.
Call 877-422-2030 or visit for eligibility and to apply.

The Assistance Fund Health Insurance Assistance Program
Up to $2500 grant to help those who have lost their insurance due to a COVID-19 related job loss to purchase new insurance or continue their insurance through COBRA.

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
Career specific COVID-19 relief funds.

Good Days COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Reimbursement, of up to $250, for food, utility, bills, rent/mortgage payments/ transportation, hotel rooms, and air transportation.
Call (855) 215-2717.

While Bag It took efforts to collect materials only from nationally recognized, research-based publications, Bag It has not independently researched, verified, or otherwise confirmed the accuracy of any of the information provided. The links listed are not intended to be an endorsement of any information or services and should not be construed as medical, legal, or financial advice.