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The Madeline Fiadini LoRe Foundation for Cancer Prevention (MFL Foundation) has launched a new and easy to navigate web site, www.mflfoundation.com, that will serve to inform the public of the availability of and financial support for cancer screenings.
The mission of the MFL Foundation is to make cancer prevention programs, tests, and screenings available to individuals who may otherwise be denied due to economic and employment issues. “These individuals are uninsured and above the poverty level with no access to costly tests and/or screenings,” commented Madeline LoRe, the Foundations founder. “It is the Foundation's goal to make these tests available to those individuals”
The Foundation, located in Hudson County, New Jersey, has entered into partnerships with Bayonne, Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Centers to provide financial assistance to individuals in need of screenings including mammography, colonoscopy, and PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen). In addition to providing financial support for these screenings, the Foundation recently partnered with a dentist and Paramount Oral Surgery to provide free oral screenings during Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
The web site details the simple requirements for financial assistance including proof that the individual to be tested is not covered by insurance or a government medical program and the testing is supported by a doctor's prescription. Financial support is also available for uncovered doctor and anesthesiologist fees for colonoscopy screenings for Charity Care patients.
The process begins with a downloadable screening application available on the web site in both English and Spanish.
Madeline Fiadini LoRe was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 32. Ten years ago she learned she had breast cancer. The fight to beat that diagnosis only strengthened her resolve to bring the best possible care to Bayonne area residents.
Losing her brother to liver cancer a decade ago spurred her resolve to begin an aggressive fund-raising effort that resulted in the establishment of the John C. Fiadini Center for Out Patient Oncology at Bayonne Hospital. Subsequently, the hospital dedicated its new Madeline Fiadini LoRe Women's Center in her honor. The Center offers preventative screenings for a number of types of cancer.
The Foundation works closely with the medical community in Hudson County, specifically the Jersey City Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center, and Hoboken University Medical Center. All individuals who can access these facilities are potentially eligible for Foundation support.