About Legacy of Hope
Legacy of Hope is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit based in Philadelphia; created as a system platform to address the most critical needs of cancer patients and their families, and expedite new therapies and cures.
Legacy of Hope exists to ensure no cancer patient or family member goes hungry or loses their home because a loved one is fighting cancer.
Legacy of Hope is currently operating in Philadelphia and Camden, and by the end of 2025 will be fully operational in at least five major US cities. Our board and staff will continue to work closely with healthcare executives, community leaders, and business owners to expand and strengthen the Emergency Patient Support Network.
Emergency Patient Support
Often described as the Emergency Medicine of patient support, Legacy of Hope steps in when cancer patients and families have exhausted all other resources, and no longer have the capacity to provide themselves with basic necessities. Creating the first platform in Philadelphia to address critical needs in the oncology population, social workers and oncology teams from every hospital and cancer center in the city can place emergency support referrals via the Emergency Patient Support Network. This growing network of partnerships with hospitals, grocery stores, schools, construction companies, Philadelphia Police Department, and local businesses then provide emergency patient support; with a response time of less than 24 hours in the most critical cases.
Legacy of Hope’s scientific review committee is led by Dr. Kevin Kelly - Jefferson’s Director of Medical Oncology. By working with senior-level oncology investigators from Philadelphia’s major cancer centers, the Scientific Review Committee leverages decades of experience, and limits bias in funding recommendations; creating a meritocratic system maximizing the impact of every dollar. In this way, new therapies and cures are expedited by finding and funding Philadelphia’s most promising cancer research.
Mentoring Minds that Matter is a student leadership program which provides students with the skills necessary to excel in all aspects of life, and then distinguishes itself from other programs by giving students an opportunity to strengthen their communities and support their neighbors through the practical application of newly acquired skills.
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