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We are here to 
help you. 

Please click the BCF Foundation Application below to download an application. 

Applications are presented for review at our monthly Board meeting, which is typically held on the second Tuesday of each month. New applicants must have applications complete and submitted for review no less than 5 (five) days prior to the meeting date. Your completed application should be submitted to Cathy Mercer, Application Grant Chairperson. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Cathy Mercer. 

The Bedford Cancer Foundation has provided over $500,000 in financial assistance serving more than 100 cancer patients in Bedford Co, TN since 2009!

Information for Families in Need

BCF Financial Assistance Program provides for the basic life needs of families facing cancer. To qualify, patients must reside in Bedford Co, TN and be in active treatment. BCF pays the patient's creditor directly for housing, utilities, transportation needs and more. This program relies on private donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and you need our help, please click on the application and instructions above. You can download or print these documents, then fill them out at home. We are working on allowing you to apply for assistance directly from the web site, so please visit us again soon!

Do not hesitate to contact us through our website HERE if you have any questions or problems...we will be happy to assist you any way we can.

Eligibility Criteria


  • The patient must be in treatment for a cancer diagnosis 

  • The patient must live within Bedford Co, TN 

Important Program Notes 

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed after all required documents have been received.

  • Applicant(s) must present a current bill(s) to be paid with a date, account number, and balance due clearly visible.

  • Payments will be made directed to the patient’s creditor.

  • Applications are typically processed within 48 hours.

  • The program year runs from January to December.

Please see the current BCF application for more detailed program policies.

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