Lump to Laughter

Angel Fund

The Angel Fund provides financial assistance to women in true immediate need, who have experienced a loss of income while undergoing active treatment of Breast Cancer.  (Active treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation and surgical procedures.) Funds are awarded for basic household expenses such as housing, transportation and food.  Angel Fund checks are written to the vendor not the applicant.  Applicant must submit a request along with documentation required in the request to be considered for a Determination of Need Interview.  (Examples of assistance granted:  rent/mortgage, car payment, utility bills, gas or grocery gift cards).

Thanks to two grants provided by Wells Fargo, we now offer our Angel Fund throughout Eastern and Southeastern North Carolina.  

Our Angel Fund is granted in the following counties:  Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson.

We keep locally raised/granted money local to the area it was raised or granted.  We are thankful to the generosity of the following Foundation Grants in support of our Angel Fund to support single-parents in treatment. #homepreservation  Landfall Foundation (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick), New Hanover County Community Foundation* (New Hanover) and Brunswick County Community Foundation* (Brunswick) for their grants enabling us to assist single-parent clients with preserving their homes during treatment.  And to the Columbus County Community Foundation* (Columbus) for providing grants to assist children of single-parent families, in treatment for breast cancer, with their extracurricular activities when the parent is unable to provide payment as a result of treatment costs. *In affiliation with the North Carolina Community Foundation.

From time to time, we are blessed with nationwide donations or area-specific grants or fundraising angels that contribute to our Angel Fund and can offer financial assistance outside of our local area. If you are outside of the areas above, please email us prior to applying to inquire if funds may be available in your area.

Before beginning the application, it is best to have the following required documents available. To expedite your request have these all scanned into ONE file for uploading and submitting with your application. (PDF format is best, but jpeg accepted) . Or you can fax the documents to us at 910-679-4452 or mail to:  

Lump to Laughter-PO Box 1295, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

     *Pathology report or written statement on letterhead from your doctor indicating your diagnosis date and confirming you are in active treatment for breast cancer

     *Two letters of reference attesting to your need.

     *Copy of a government-issued ID.

     *Most recent tax return (page 1-2 of 1040)

     *Most recent pay voucher or proof of income.

     *Statement (List) of your necessary household expenses.

If you need assistance with the application please feel free to email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
f payment will be made to a landlord or to an individual providing a service, we will need a current W9 from them prior to making any payments.  We will let you know in the intake interview if we will need this.  



In addition to our Angel Fund, we recommend the following resources for financial assistance.

Cancer Care (Medical bills and copay assistance)

Pretty in Pink Foundation (Medical bills and copay assistance)

Jedrey Family Foundation (Assistance for those with all cancers to ease the burdens)

Hope From Helen (Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington service area)

Pink Heals Cape Fear (Request Help-Application will be emailed-Max $500 mini grants)

Good Friends of Wilmington (New Hanover County only-We will need to send a referral)

Lo Tide Run (New Hanover County only)

Empowerment in Pink (Wilmington, NC area-Transportation to appointments/In Home Support

Jill's Wish (nationwide)

The Pink Fund (nationwide)

The Outlaw Foundation (does not specify area but are in Faison, NC)

Chenango Health Network (Norwich, New York area)