About the Fund
How the Fund Helps
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Private care/respite care
- Nutritional support
Applying for Funds
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another catastrophic illness that will cause a financial burden on your family, and are a resident of either Franklin or Grand Isle Counties, you may be eligible to receive funds from the Jim Bashaw Cancer and Catastrophic Illness Fund. A member of the NMC Care Management team will work with you to explore all possibilities for funding to support you during your illness. Sources of funding may include insurance benefits and entitlement programs, as well as the Jim Bashaw Fund.
Contact the Care Management Department by calling 524-8479.
Growing the Fund
There are three main annual fundraisers for the Jim Bashaw Fund: The Run for Jim in May, a Bowl-a-thon in March and a Powderpuff football game in October. In addition to the funds raised through these two events, other funds are raised through:
- Charitable gifts given in lieu of flowers in memory of a loved one who may have benefited from the fund; and
- Designated charitable gifts to the fund through the Northwestern Medical Center.
If you are interested in making a contribution to the Jim Bashaw Cancer & Catastrophic Illness Fund, please call NMC’s Community Relations Department at 524-1280, or visit our Opportunities to Give page.