Jordan’s Dream Fund for Clinical Trials
As the leading private funder of research in the sarcoma community, it is our mission to advance more and less toxic treatment options for sarcoma patients. To this end, it is vital that patients have access to clinical trials. Often, sarcoma patients must travel or pay out of pocket expenses to participate. SFA receives inquiries from patients of all ages, from across the country, needing assistance for information about and access to clinical trials and sarcoma specialty centers. We realize the desperate need in the sarcoma community. To assist patients with this burden, SFA has initiated a program in partnership with Jordan’s Dream fund to provide financial reimbursement for direct expenses related to clinical trial participation. Jordan’s Dream Fund for Clinical Trials, will provide assistance with direct expenses related to transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, etc.), lodging, and some medical expenses not covered by insurance and necessary for clinical trial treatment.
About Jordan’s Dream Fund
Jordan’s Dream Fund was established in 2017 after the passing of 28-year-old Jordan Andrew Singer (1988-2017). While fighting an inspirational five-year battle with epithelioid sarcoma, Jordan befriended other survivors engaged in their own battles with sarcoma and realized that so many of their struggles are often overlooked by the larger population due to the rarity of the disease.
Jordan was extremely appreciative that he was able to receive the best care in the world, thanks to the generosity and love of his family. He had a strong support system from his adoring wife, his parents, his siblings and an extended network of family and friends. Additionally, he had the resources to pursue treatment opportunities at outside cancer centers. Without a doubt, having these options helped extend his life and bolstered his resolve to fight the disease, but he also realized that not everyone had these advantages.
That’s how he formed the idea for Jordan’s Dream Fund. Jordan cared deeply about others and always wanted to extend a hand when he could. Jordan decided that he wanted to continue to assist others who were less fortunate than him fight their disease(s) and help maximize and enrich their ever-changing lives.
Jordan’s Dream Fund for Clinical Trials Application Guidelines
We only assist with direct expenses related to transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxi fare, parking/tolls), lodging, and some medical expenses not covered by insurance and necessary for clinical trial treatment.
Grants are awarded four times each year (quarterly). Grant amounts will not exceed $5,000, however there will be an opportunity to apply for an extension if additional funds are needed to complete the clinical trial. To highlight those with the most need, adjusted gross household income will weigh heavily into the funding decision.
2022 Submission Schedule
Applications Deadline: September 9, 2022
Applications Deadline: December 9, 2022
Jordan’s Dream Fund for Clinical Trials Application Process
Applicants must meet financial eligibility requirements and already be accepted into or are already participating in a trial. Only completed applications are reviewed for eligibility. An application review will be conducted by SFA and selected applicants will meet virtually or by phone with members of the Jordan’s Dream Fund selection committee.
Grants are awarded for eligible expenses up to the maximum award limit per patient. All awards are based on available funds. Approval of an application does not ensure that funding will be at the maximum level requested. Funds are limited and will be granted based on availability as well as meeting all eligibility requirements.
Applicants selected for funding will receive an agreement to sign along with details to submit for reimbursement for expenses.
For questions, please contact us at [email protected].