Together We Can, Brian's Cause

Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund was started in 2008 to help local cancer patients receiving treatment at Rush Memorial Hospital who are uninsured or underinsured ensure their treatment needs are covered financially, allowing the cancer patient to focus on their own health. Since 2019, over $36,000 has been distributed to local cancer patients.

The Brian’s Cause Cancer Treatment Relief Fund was started by local lifelong Rush County resident Brian Conner. In the fall of 2006, Brian, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. As a result, it didn’t take long to exceed his insurance coverage. Upon learning this, a group of family and friends within the community converged and began raising funds to help cover medical costs that Brian could not afford after his insurance had reached the maximum amount of coverage. This group became known as “Brian’s Cause” and decided this would become an ongoing effort knowing there will be other “Brian’s” from this community who will need the same aid and support. Generous donations from the community and proceeds from events like this one support the fund.

Learn more about the Fund here