A Financial Lifeline & Peace of Mind for Young Adults Fighting Cancer

Our financial assistance helps alleviate stress, so cancer survivors and their families can focus on healing and living life.

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“As a Leukemia survivor… the stress of rent, bills, & medical debt was like a dark cloud hovering over me.”
– William

Cancer is emotionally devastating. Grief, uncertainty and wondering “what if” can take a toll on entire families.

No one wants to hear those three terrible words, “you have cancer,” yet approx. 1,000 young adults are diagnosed in the Charlotte Metro Area each year.

According to the National Cancer Institute, chronic stress may impair the body’s ability to fight cancer cells and decrease the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Cancer is financially devastating. Treatment is time-consuming, costly and physically draining.

60% of young adults living with cancer have to borrow money to meet living expenses during treatment.

As financial stress increases, patients may feel hopeless and forced to choose between taking care of their health and providing for their families – a decision no one should ever have to make.


We provide financial assistance to young adults living with cancer, so they can focus on their physical health, mental health, and overall wellbeing while they go through treatment.

Moffatt's Story
“The Meggs Foundation goes beyond writing checks, they become your allies in the fight. They are there every step of the way, providing more than just financial aid. They provide love, encouragement, and a true sense of community.”
    Chantia's Story
    “The Meggs Foundation has taken a great deal of stress off our shoulders. This will be very helpful in keeping us focused on our well-being as we move forward.”
      Tejas' Story
      “This has enabled me to focus my energies on fighting my cancer diagnosis wholeheartedly… without the constant financial woes. I have also been able to focus more on whom I’m actually fighting for, rather than think about the medical bills.”
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        We work closely with Nurse Navigators and financial navigators, in partnership with Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health Foundation, Hope Abounds, and other community partners to identify patients who could benefit the most from our support.


        Are you a young adult living in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and currently undergoing treatment for cancer or another life-threatening illness? Learn more about how financial assistance from The Meggs Foundation could help cover your living expenses, so you can focus on healing.

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        The Meggs Foundation was inspired by the love and financial support given by the Charlotte community to Daniel Meggs, who died of colon cancer at the age of 29.

        Before his death, Daniel wrote in a letter to his father:

        “I have said since the beginning of this process that it is my wish that everyone could feel that love and support that I have felt just once it their life.  It has truly changed my life… We are so thankful to the Meggs Foundation and I pray that we can get to the point where we can use fundraising to help other young people going through life threatening diseases as well.”

         – Daniel Meggs

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        Give Hope and Peace of Mind to Young Adults Living with Cancer

        Since 2020, we’ve helped 30 patients in the Charlotte area with more than $150,000 in financial assistance to help alleviate the financial burdens of cancer treatment. With your help, we can provide more hope and peace of mind to young adults who are fighting cancer.


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        Your gift will give financial help, hope & peace of mind to young adults and their families while navigating cancer treatment.

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