Financial Assistance​​

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, and determined on a number of factors including but not limited to:

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Funds raised by Kelly’s Dream allow us to offer limited financial assistance to patients for practical living expenses that have suddenly become too difficult to pay when an individual is undergoing treatment for cancer.  We offer assistance up to $300 per year for non-medical expenses such as the cost of transportation to and from treatment, food, child care, utilities and other daily living expenses.  Families may be provided with gift cards, have expenses paid directly to the service provider or helped through one of our local partners such as Movable Feast. 


Kelly's Dream is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that focuses on easing the financial and emotional strain of cancer, raising melanoma awareness, and spreading the gift of hope.
Cancer affects all aspects of a person's life. We are here to help patients with the financial aspect of cancer. Whether it be providing patients with food and transportation, or helping them pay an electric bill, Kelly's Dream does everything we can to help ease the financial strain of cancer.

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  • Have a diagnosis of cancer as confirmed by an oncology health care provider
  • Currently in active treatment for melanoma or other cancers 
  • Live in MARYLAND
  • Have an immediate financial need that is interfering with treatment plan
Financial Assistance

Donations and fundraising are what allows our foundation to exist and continue to run. Through generous donations and hosting fundraisers, we are able to financially help patients, as well as instill a sense of hope back into their live. We are dedicated to easing the human side of cancer. 

Christina D. O'Neill

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Christina’s memory to Kelly’s Dream, For Grace and Allyson’s education.

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