Thank you for visiting Pay It Forward Red Wing. A fund set up by the Magnuson and Hardyman families to honor their mothers. Good friends, Marvel and Jean, passed away one year apart due to Breast Cancer at the ages of 66 and 57. Their families know the hardship that cancer can bring to a family and wanted to do something in their honor to help others in similar situations. Pay It Forward Red Wing provides financial support to families living in the Red Wing, MN area who are dealing with cancer and asks that when possible, they pay it forward as well.
We are here to help families during cancer treatment with financial funding for non-medical expenses.
– Pay It Forward Board.
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF CANCER.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating emotionally, but the financial burden can be equally challenging.
Patients with health insurance may be unable to work during treatment or may even lose their job. The added stresses of unpaid bills, child care and transportation does not promote a healing environment.
The Hardyman and the Magnuson families, have been joining forces since 2007 to help local people affected by cancer. The Red Wing, Minnesota families established the Pay It Forward – Red Wing organization to honor their mothers, Jean and Marvel, who lost their fight against breast cancer.
Pay It Forward-Red Wing has contributed $375,000 to individuals struggling to make ends meet while battling cancer. The fund assists patients who are going through or or who have received any type of cancer treatment with the payment of necessary living expenses. It the organization’s hope that families who receive help will someday, somehow–either financially or otherwise, find a way to “pay it forward” by helping other families during treatment.
The community of Red Wing has been generous to this program which shows that this fund is provided with love and support.
“As any family that experiences a cancer threat knows, the emotional and financial price is high. We appreciate the financial gift so much, but more important to us is the support given to our family by Pay It Forward and the Red Wing Community, we are so fortunate…”– Pay It Forward Recipient
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