WeCARE Grant Fund Program Overview

Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) Cancer is extremely rare, therefore, extensive research of this disease field has attracted fewer investigators.  The development of multidisciplinary treatment and research programs necessary to develop new therapies for Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is limited to a few hospitals and cancer centers requiring many patients to travel away from their homes to receive the necessary treatments.

The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation (CSHF) WeCARE Grant Fund offers much needed financial assistance for Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) patients in active treatment.  Each patient is eligible for a maximum of $500 in financial assistance. WeCARE Grants may also be awarded to adults in active treatment for other rare cancers.  Rare cancers are defined as cancers affecting 200,000 or less Americans.

Grants help cover the costs for:
•    transportation (airfare, tolls, car rental, gas, taxi service)
•    lodging during treatments
•    meals during treatments
•    childcare during treatment

Please note: The CSHF WeCARE Fund does not provide financial assistance for basic living expenses and treatment for sarcoma (any type) or rare cancer is required. An application is not a guarantee of receiving a grant. Funds are limited and based on eligibility and availability.

The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation reserves the right to deviate from these guidelines on a case-by-case basis when special circumstances arise.

If presented with multiple requests and limited funds, priority will be given to applications on a first come, first serve basis.

Grant Award Schedule

Patients approved for a WeCARE Grant will be notified during the following four (4) quarters based on the schedule below. Applications not awarded during the period will be rolled over to the next available quarter.

Quarter 1 Award: March
Quarter 2 Award: June
Quarter 3 Award: September
Quarter 4 Award: December

Evaluation & Approval

All sections of the application must be completed before it will be considered for evaluation. Incomplete applications will be returned. Once the completed application has been submitted, the information provided will be reviewed and verified with the Treatment Center listed on the application.  Inability to contact the social worker or nurse may result in the review being delayed or the application declined.

The patient will then be notified by phone call or letter indicating if they have been approved and if so, for what amount.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for this process.

If approved, WeCARE Grants will be given only in the form of a check from The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation made payable to the individual or entity listed as such on the application.

Apply for a Grant

Patients may download the CSHF WeCARE Application and e-mail to [email protected] or send to our mailing address.  Please note that the application requires signature from both the patient and healthcare provider.

Is this your first Sarcoma Cancer experience? Never heard of Sarcoma or Leiomyosarcoma? Feeling alone? Don't know how to deal with this diagnosis? 

WeCARE (We Consider All Real Emotions) is a support group of patients and families founded by The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation. Patients and families affected by all Sarcoma Cancers come together by phone to share experiences, discuss diagnosis, discuss resources and receive emotional support.

WeCARE is here for you. We seek to provide a strong, stable support system for patients and families battling Sarcoma Cancers in a group setting. We understand the struggle. We understand the emotional rollercoaster. We understand the pain caused by the diagnosis and we are here to support you and wrap our arms around you. We'll get through this together. We Consider All Real Emotions.

Look for details on the next WeCARE meeting time.