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If you believe you or someone you know is eligible for financial assistance, please review the below guidelines. The Board of Directors reviews applications quarterly in March, June, September and December. However, applications that meet the requirements for emergency assistance will be reviewed outside of the quarterly review process. Emergency applications are typically reviewed within 48 hours.

Who is Eligible For Assistance


Any patient or family who has been impacted by breast cancer and is in financial need. Funding is currently limited to the following counties in the State of Ohio: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Crawford, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Lake, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot.


Applicants are eligible for funding once in a twelve month cycle.

What We Fund

In order to be considered for emergency assistance, an applicant must meet the following criteria: 

   • Eviction/foreclosure 

   • Utility shut off or disconnect 

   • Other dire circumstances that the applicant can substantiate 

An emergency applicant must include proof of any of the above circumstances in order for the application to be considered for emergency assistance.

How To Apply

If you believe you are eligible to receive financial assistance from the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation, you must complete the “Application for Assistance”. 


Please click the below link “Download Application” and print the application. If you are unable to download the PDF, call our office at 440-213-9882 or email and we will send you a copy by mail or email. 


In order for your application to be eligible for review, you must answer each question completely and have all necessary signatures. We cannot process incomplete applications. All signatures must be original and, therefore, stamps, photocopies or initials will not be accepted.


This application is the only way that the Board will “meet you”. Please be as thorough and descriptive as possible in sections such as “Your Story” in order to give us the best picture of your current needs. 


As part of the review process, the facts you state in the application will be verified. Therefore, it is in your best interest to be honest and accurate. 


When your application is complete, please forward it to The Foundation office at: 35765 Chester Road, Avon, OH 44011. 


We have no set minimum or maximum limit on the assistance we provide. 


Each quarter, The Foundations' Board of Directors meet to review grant applications. The funding cycle is as follows: 

Click link below, enter information and email to  For your electronic signature please enter your full name followed by your initials.  If you choose to submit your application electronically, please submit your pathology report or oncology doctor’s notes clearly stating your diagnosis and treatment plan to info@nakonfoundation,org or mail to 35765 Chaster Road, Avon, OH 44011. Pathology/Notes must be received within 10 days of electronically submitting the application for your records to be complete for consideration for funding. 

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