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 of how to support you financially during your illness. Sources of funding may include insurance benefits and entitlement programs, as well as the Jim Bashaw Fund.
Use the button above to complete an online application form. If you would like to use a paper application form, click here to download and print the PDF form.
You can contact our Care Management Department by calling 524-8891.
For questions about submitted applications, call 802-524-8913.
Growing the fund
There are two main annual fundraisers for the Jim Bashaw Fund: The Run for Jim, and a Powderpuff football game. 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 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 click the button below.