About Us

Helping Cancer Patients Walk Taller

How We Help

Assistance in Healthcare, Inc. was established in 1983 by a group of volunteers in Zion, IL as a non-profit solely for the purpose of raising funds to support cancer patients and their families.

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We have provided financial support to patients undergoing active cancer treatment for over thirty years. We provide assistance for non-medical expenses. Thanks to the generous support of our extraordinary donors and volunteers, we are pleased to share that AIH has been serving patients who are being treated in Zion, IL, and across several other locations around the country.

AIH is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, which receives no state or federal funding. AIH relies solely on the support of individual donors. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Mission

Our mission is to help cancer patients in financial distress while they are in treatment by providing funds for non-medical expenses such as:

  • Mortgage/Rent
  • Food/Groceries
  • Utilities
  • Childcare

and other basic needs, which may be neglected during a patient’s treatment.

What we do

Assistance in Healthcare helps to keep patients focused on fighting cancer thus, alleviating financial worries and other stresses cancer can cause.

Who We Serve

Assistance in Healthcare helps cancer patients currently being treated in Zion, IL. Requests are presented to the local Assistance in Healthcare Patient Assistance Committee for review on a monthly basis.

AIH Zion Board of Directors

  • Maryl Smith - President
  • Kari Raiman - Vice President
  • Awilda LaBonne - Secretary
  • Jill Athans - Treasurer

Active Members

  • Marlene Bloxsom
  • Danielle Brown
  • Deneen Cook
  • Pamela Drysdale
  • Anne Elfering
  • Andrea Inman
  • Carol Lulinski
  • Kristine Mickelson
  • Carol Ruesch

AIH Staff

  • Jami Considine

Our Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

  • Phil & Pam Picchietti
  • Dr. Christopher, Jamie & Luke Stephenson
  • Annie & Bill Hostetler
  • Scott & Terri Jones
  • Tom & Carrie Lechowicz