As a result of his personal experience with cancer, Coach Jerry Kill and Rebecca Kill came to the SIH Foundation to establish a fund that would financially assist families and individuals coping with cancer and childhood diseases.

The fund assists cancer patients at the SIH Cancer Institute and throughout the southern 16 counties of Illinois who are actively seeking treatment and demonstrate a financial need. A review committee works diligently to review applications and assist those individuals meeting the fund guidelines (please see application). The Coach Kill Cancer Fund is set up to assist with the following expenses:

  • Fuel to cancer treatments
  • Co‐pays
  • Cancer related medical bills
  • Prescription assistance
  • Nutritional needs
  • Transportation costs
  • Lodging
  • Medical equipment related to cancer treatment

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