Our friend, Daniel Meggs, was diagnosed at stage four colon cancer at the age of 27 and passed away at the age of 29 in 2020. He was blessed by an unbelievable support system of family and friends. His wish was to "pay that forward" by helping other young adults in Charlotte who did not have this same level of support.
The Meggs Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing supportive resources for young adults and young families in the Charlotte community suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
OUR MISSION IN ACTION
We provide direct financial assistance (paying bills for daily living expenses) to young adults currently undergoing treatment. We are working with Levine Cancer Institute and others to identify qualified candidates for grants.
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Young Adults (20-39 Year old) are an overlooked and underserved population that face a unique set of circumstances as a result of their stage in life, with few resources to support those dealing with the financial impacts of cancer or other debilitating medical conditions. Many are too old to have parental support and are supporting young families of their own.
712,800 Young Adults in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area
2020 U.S Census
640+ are Diagnosed with Cancer Each Year
Based On National Incidence Rates Of .9%
58% Borrow Money to Cover Living Expenses
according to National Studies
Incidence Rates are Growing
colon, thyroid, testicular and melanoma cancers as well as non-hodgkin lymphoma