Frequently Asked Questions
What does The Blue Fund do?
The Blue Fund provides limited short-term financial assistance to Prostate Cancer patients during active treatment, easing financial stress, so men can focus on healing.
How much can the The Blue Fund provide to me?
The Blue Fund provides assistance short term (up to three months) with a maximum of $1000 per month.
Will I receive the money directly?
No. The Blue Fund provides payment to the creditors directly.
What bills can The Blue Fund cover?
The Blue Fund can pay for utility bills, mortgage or rent, car or car insurance payment, license plate tabs, health insurance premiums, prescription co-pays, etc.; no partial payments of bills will be made and assistance can’t exceed $1000 per month.
How can I qualify for this assistance?
The Blue Fund uses 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines as a guide. Each case will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration recent hardships incurred and debt to income ratios.
How can I submit my application for assistance?
Applications and accompanying paperwork are due by the 17th to be considered for the current month. Applications can be filled out online via the links above and bills and accompanying paperwork can be uploaded. Email us for a PDF version that you can print, fill in, and mail back to MIU Men’s Health Foundation, 419 Golf View Lane, Rochester, MI 48309.
Do you have an email for other communication?
Yes! You may reach us via email (TheBlueFund@MIUMensHealthFoundation.org) or you can call our toll-free number: 855-66-HELP-MEN.
Where does The Blue Fund money come from?
The Blue Fund is a program offered by MIU Men’s Health Foundation. The Foundation raises funds at its signature events: Run for the Ribbon 5k Run / Walk & Gala in June and The Men’s Health Event each fall.
People also make gifts in celebration of a loved one.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes! Any funds donated to MIU Men’s Health Foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3). Funds can be designated to The Blue Fund or any other program offered. Click here to visit our donation page!
what are the income guidelines you follow?
We follow the Federal Poverty Guidelines, plus take into consideration any recent hardship.