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St. Luke's Hospital Office of Development

The Life & Hope Fund

Assisting Patients with Cancer
The Life & Hope Fund was established in 2001 to ensure that patients with cancer or malignant blood disorders have access to medically necessary care and services that support their treatment and recovery. Since its inception, the Fund has assisted over 700 patients and their families.

The Life & Hope Fund may assist in covering the following needs:
  • Genetic counseling that provides assessment of a patient's family medical history in order to assess the chance of hereditary-related diseases such as cancer. Program participants receive education about the risk of disease inheritance and information regarding prevention, testing, care management and research.
  • Prescription medication, nutritional supplements, medical equipment and supplies, transportation to and lodging during treatment, and prostheses for cancer patients who do not have health insurance coverage.
How You Can Help
Contributions to the Life & Hope Fund are encouraged from individuals and groups to honor or memorialize loved ones and recognize special events or anniversaries. These contributions have an immediate impact in patients' lives.

For more information about the Life & Hope Fund of St. Luke's Hospital or other giving opportunities, contact the Office of Development at (314) 576-2345.
If You Are In Need of Assistance
The Life & Hope Fund is administered by St. Luke's Hospital and overseen by an advisory board of community volunteers and health professionals. Requests for assistance will be confidentially reviewed for patients without insurance who are under the care of a physician on staff at St. Luke's Hospital. Payment is made directly to the provider of services.

For information regarding services supported through the Life & Hope Fund or to request assistance, contact the St. Luke's Center Resource Center at (314) 205-6055.