The Forward4Tobi Foundation is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) charity (EIN# 46-3809966). Unlike many other cancer non-profits, 98% of all donations go directly to breast cancer patients. You are not only helping to lessen the financial burden for these patients but also helping to provide some peace of mind for themselves and their families.
In lieu of sending memorial flowers or a birthday/holiday gift for a family member or friend, please consider making a donation to the Forward4Tobi Foundation in that person’s name. We will send the family/gift recipient a personal note letting them know you’ve chosen to honor them in a very special way.
Please make your check payable to the Forward4Tobi Foundation and mail to:Forward4Tobi Foundation
"Brenda is a 30-year-old stay at home mother with stage IV breast cancer. She has a two-year-old daughter, but instead of enjoying the endless happiness of being a new mom, she is fighting for her life. Since her husband frequently travels for work, the burden falls on Brenda to take care of the household in addition to making all of the doctors’ appointments and cancer treatments. The Forward4Tobi Foundation gave Brenda a grant to help pay for childcare and house cleaning on days when she simply needed a little help."September 19, 2016 Brenda
"A patient in her early 40s was recently diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer. She is divorced and has a child who she is raising on her own. She is struggling financially and her prognosis is poor. She worked previously but now is receiving a very limited amount of disability assistance. Her sister is her lifeline, providing her with emotional support and help with her son. Fortunately, her sister lives in the same apartment complex. Both of their parents are deceased and the patient’s brother died one year ago from a heart attack. Thanks to the Forward4Tobi Patient Assistance Fund, the patient was able to purchase groceries, freeing up funds to help her pay her rent."January 7, 2016 Anonymous
"Trisha is in her 50’s with stage IV breast cancer. Trisha was recently terminated from her job, and her current medical treatment leaves her unable to keep up with housekeeping and meal preparation. The Forward4Tobi Foundation gave Trisha a grant to help pay for housekeeping and meals with the hope that this money will take some of the burden off as she fights this insidious disease."September 17, 2015 Trisha
"A patient in her late 30s was diagnosed within the past year with breast cancer. She is married and has a five-year-old daughter. She is responding well to treatment, but it has completely depleted her family’s savings. They live out-of-state and have been paying for travel costs and childcare for every appointment. She is no longer working, and her husband had to reduce his hours at work to help care for her and to manage the logistics of home. This patient was able to use gas cards paid for by the Forward4Tobi Patient Assistance Fund to help cover travel costs. This was a huge help, and she shared that a very large burden was lifted during this physically and emotionally exhausting time in their lives."September 30, 2016 Anonymous
"Jennifer has stage IV breast cancer and has not been able to work; this has decreased the family income greatly. Jennifer and her family are struggling to pay their mortgage and have fallen almost 4 months behind. The Forward4Tobi Foundation gave Jennifer a grant to help her and her family get current on their mortgage and avoid foreclosure. "September 30, 2016 Jennifer
"A 26-year-old patient with breast cancer is married with 2 children, ages 3 and 6. Sadly, she recently learned that there are few treatment options left. Her husband suffers from a chronic illness, and his work is seasonal in nature, which means that disability payments are often the family’s only source of income. They have been trying to do fun activities as a family, which has become increasingly difficult physically, emotionally, and logistically. Thanks to the Forward4Tobi Patient Assistance Fund, this family has been able to purchase groceries to allow them to focus more on each other, rather than on where their next meals will come over the next month or two."September 30, 2016 Anonymous
"Laura is a 50-year-old stage IV breast cancer patient who is also raising her 22-year-old autistic son and her eight-year-old grandson (the mother is not involved/supportive). Laura was recently in a car accident; her car was damaged to the point that she was unable to drive herself to her doctors’ appointments and treatments. The Forward4Tobi Foundation gave Laura a grant that paid to repair her car, allowing Laura to continue treatment and focus on her health."September 30, 2016 Laura
"A 49-year-old patient with breast cancer can no longer afford a home of her own and now lives with her sister, along with her teenage son and nephew. She has not been able to work, and her relatives have very limited income. She has little access to food and clothing. The patient was so weak that she collapsed during a recent doctor’s visit. She and her son are sleeping on mattresses on the floor without linens or blankets, and until recently, she had no means of getting in contact with her medical team. Thanks to the Forward4Tobi Patient Assistance Fund, we were able to provide her with both general patient assistance and crisis funds. She received grocery gift cards as well as a cell phone and minutes so that she can speak with her care providers to ensure that she is getting the care she needs."September 30, 2016 Anonymous
"Sara has stage IV breast cancer that has metastasized to her liver and bone. She has not been able to work due to her medical condition; her husband is not bringing in any income either, staying home in order to care for Sara. She has no family to lean on during this difficult time, however the Forward4Tobi Foundation stepped in and gave Sara a grant to help pay for expenses that added up when income was not coming in."September 30, 2016 Sara