Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
(Formerly the DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund. Learn more about the name change in this press release.)
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH provides financial assistance for cancer-related screening and treatment services to individuals living in Northeast Connecticut who otherwise may not have the financial resources to obtain needed medical attention.
Through the generous contributions of local businesses, community members, and various events, more than $1.2 million has been raised for the Fund since its inception in 1989 - all of it staying local, exclusively to help residents of northeast Connecticut.
Assistance may be used to help pay for Day Kimball Healthcare cancer services including mammography, prostate cancer screening, diagnostic imaging and lab services, chemotherapy, surgical procedures and medications.
To be eligible for assistance through the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, a patient must:
- reside in one of these northeast Connecticut towns: Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Danielson, Dayville, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Moosup, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson or Woodstock
- be receiving, or have the need to receive, medical services either related to a cancer diagnosis or for any cancer screening services
- have a primary care physician with privileges at Day Kimball Hospital
- have the need for the service, as determined by the patient’s physician
Each eligible patient may receive assistance according to the guidelines below:
If the patient HAS health insurance, he or she may receive up to $500 in assistance per billed service, up to a maximum of $2,000 of total assistance per year.
If the patient does NOT have health insurance, he or she may receive assistance to cover each billed service in full, up to a maximum of $5,000 in total assistance per year.
Applying for Assistance
All patients requesting assistance with payment of cancer-related services or routine screening examinations should contact a Day Kimball Hospital Patient Accounts Financial Counselor, who will determine eligibility based on the guidelines above. Please call (860) 963-6337 (select option 2). If patients are receiving treatment at our Cancer Center, our Nurse Navigator or Social Worker are also available to provide application assistance.
Supporting the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH depends on the support and generosity of the businesses and people in the communities it serves. If you would like to support these life saving efforts, you may make a donation online now (be sure to select "Unrestricted - DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund" in the drop-down field). Or, you may mail a check to:
Day Kimball Healthcare
P.O. Box 632
Putnam, CT 06260
If you'd like to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities that benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, please see our annual events pages or contact the Development Department at (860) 928-7141.
Events: Annual DKH Wine Tasting
Events: Walk & Run for the NECT Cancer Fund
Events: Cruisin' for Cancer Care
Events: Celebrity Scoops Night
Integrated Care: Cancer Care
April 11, 2018
More than $10,500 was raised for the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH at Day Kimball Healthcare’s annual “Cruisin’ for Cancer Care” Guest Bartender Night at the Black Dog Bar & Grille on...
May 7, 2018
Monday, May 78:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hale YMCA9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam
The public is invited to learn about prevention and detection of melanoma and other types of skin cancer at this free...
August 11, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:05 a.m. start time
Black Dog Bar & Grille
146 Park Rd., Putnam, CT
Join us for a fun and friendly 5 mile walk and race to benefit those fighting cancer in...
August 9, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
(Rain date: August 16)
Deary Bros./Mike's Stand
12 Intervale St., Putnam, CT
Come enjoy a fun family evening filled with simple pleasures, including:
September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Owen Bell Park Trails
(Rain date is Sunday, September 16th)
The third annual "Hike for Hope" offers a beautiful autumnal hike suited for the whole family! ...
June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location To Be Determined
Cruisin' for Cancer Care draws hundreds of motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts every year to enjoy a...
May 3, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Stonehurst at Hampton Valley
119 Providence Turnpike | Hampton, CT
(Intersection of 39 Drain Street, Hampton, CT and Rte. 6)
Get a taste of...
June 10, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. start time
Riverside Park | Greenway Drive, Brooklyn, CT
Click here for a Pledge Form
Paddle for a Cure is a scenic and fun kayaking event held to benefit the...