Lisa’s Fund is a support program designed to help those with Ovarian cancer keep up with the every day living expenses as well as provide relief for some of the costs incurred when undergoing treatment. Lisa’s fund is available to any woman who is a resident of Arizona with an ovarian or gynecologic cancer diagnosis.
Lisa Wilkinson’s ‘normal life’ was suddenly changed with her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2008. As a full-time employee, wife, and mother of a young son, Lisa’s diagnosis and treatment devastated her family. On top of the horrific diagnosis and extensive treatment, Lisa and her family felt the tremendous financial strain of cancer. Lisa used to wake up at night and worry about how she was going to pay for her treatment and bills, and keep her home. One year after her diagnosis, she was in remission and vowed to help other women with ovarian cancer. Her passion was to help them emotionally and financially. Lisa’s realized that much of her emotional cancer burden was related to her worry about finances.
Lisa’s dream to help other women with ovarian cancer was cut short when her cancer returned and she succumbed to this dreadful disease in 2011. In order to carry on Lisa’s final wish, to help other women with ovarian cancer, Lisa’s family developed the Lisa’s Fund scholarship program to offer help and hope for women with ovarian cancer. Lisa’s beloved sister, LeAnne a board member of OCAZ manages Lisa’s Fund.
How Lisa’s Fund Helps
A cancer diagnosis can devastating, physically, emotionally, as well as financially and it can become difficult to keep up with the everyday living expenses. Once your application is accepted, OCAZ will send out a Visa gift card* that can be used to pay for various expenses. The gift card can be used to help pay for:
Gas / Travel