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Learn more about our Beca’s Care Program, read about some of our wonderful individuals and families that we support, and learn how you can help. And be sure to read about our new Beca’s Care bag program getting ready to launch!


Beca’s Care Program

Eligibility requirements:

  • Patient is actively seeking treatment; currently has cancer
  • Diagnosed with Stage III/IV metastatic melanoma
  • Resides and/or being treated in the state of Missouri (preference given to STL metropolitan and surrounding areas).
  • Patient is in need of financial support

Blackout Melanoma’s financial assistance can be used to cover expenses such as:

  • Travel to/from the hospital or doctor appointments
  • Housing or Lodging while receiving treatment
  • Utilities
  • Insurance bills or medical bills
  • Other items related to individual’s treatment or care

Financial Giving Cycles:

2019 giving cycles are now closed.  

2020 Giving Cycles are listed below.

Financial assistance applications will be accepted bi-annually during two separate giving cycles:

  • First giving cycle opens January 15, 2020 and closes June 1, 2020
  • Second giving cycle opens June 15, 2020 and closes December 1, 2020.

You may only apply once per giving cycle.

If you are interested in learning more or applying for our Beca’s Care Program, please email aneta.campos@blackoutmelanoma.org

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Meet Our Families

Through our Beca’s Care Program, Blackout Melanoma provides emotional and financial support to individuals currently diagnosed with stage III/IV metastatic melanoma. As patients and their families go through the challenges of life onset by metastatic melanoma, it’s important that we continue to provide security and hope to them.

Read Their Stories

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Sponsor a Beca’s Care Family

Make a one time or re-occurring donation to our Beca’s Care program. All proceeds go directly to this program and the families that we serve.

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Beca’s Care Bag

During Beca’s brave fight against metastatic Melanoma, Beca and her mom Aneta, were traveling to and from so many doctor appointments and hospital stays that they started a “Beca’s Care Bag”. They brought this care bag with them to all of her appointments.

Simple items such as lotion and lip balm to help ease Beca’s dry skin, a blanket to keep her warm during treatment, or a beanie to cover her head when she started to lose her hair, a small pillow to support her head while traveling, or perhaps a snack or a bottled water.

Aneta always tried to make the rooms she stayed in feel more like home for Beca by adding touches of home, like lamps and pictures, but it was these simple items in her Beca’s care bag that they reached for the most.

Aneta’s Vision…

It has always been Aneta’s vision to launch a care bag program in honor of her daughter and to help give others the same comfort she gave to Beca during her fight.

We are happy to announce that our Beca’s Care Bag program will be launching soon!

We will be providing and distributing care bags to patients in hospitals that are currently going through treatment for Melanoma. Helping to provide some comforting items as well as comforting words to let them know that they are not alone in their fight.

How YOU can help…

If you are interested in helping by donating items, sponsoring our bags, or making a donation to go toward this program, please contact terri.kraham@blackoutmelanoma.org  

Below is a list of items we are in need of.

Beca’s Care bags (New items only please)

  • Lip Balm (Chapstick, Burts Bees, or other natural lip balm)
  • Travel Size lotion (Curel or Aveno)
  • Knitted/Cotton beanie- unisex
  • Knitted gloves – unisex
  • Fleece travel size blanket – unisex
  • Fleece scarf – unisex
  • Hospital socks – unisex
  • Travel pillow with pillowcase
  • Travel size toothbrush and tooth paste
  • Cases of small water bottles
  • Healthy/natural/organic snacks such as granola bars
  • Gas gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Small stuffed animals for the younger patients or children of the patients
  • Sponsors to help cover the cost of our bags

You can also sign into Amazon Smile, choose Blackout Melanoma as your charity of choice, shop for items on our wish list, and amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to us. It’s that simple!

During Beca’s brave fight against metastatic Melanoma, Beca and her mother were traveling a lot. They traveled to and from different doctor appointments, drove far distances to try new treatments, and there were of course many hospital stays.

Aneta realized that there were little things that could have made their travels and Beca’s doctor visits and hospital stays just a bit more bearable. So they started a “Beca’s Care Bag”.  They brought this care bag with them to all of their appointments. Simple items such as lotion and lip balm to help ease Beca’s dry skin. A blanket to keep her warm during treatment. A beanie to cover her head when she started to lose her hair. A small pillow to support her head, or perhaps a snack or a bottled water when there was no time between appointments.

Of course, Aneta always tried to make the rooms Beca stayed in feel more like home by adding lamps and pictures. But it was these simple items that they reached for the most.

Aneta’s Vision

When Beca lost her brave fight against this devastating disease it was Aneta’s vision to launch a Beca’s Care bag program to help give others the same comfort she gave to her darling Beca.

And we we are happy to announce that we are getting ready to do just that! Our Beca’s Care bag program will be launching soon!

We will be providing and distributing care bags to patients in hospitals that are currently going through treatment for Melanoma. Helping to provide some comfort items and comforting words to let them know that they are not alone in their fight.

If you are interested in helping by donating items to our bags, sponsoring our bags, or even just making a donation to go toward this program please contact terri.kraham@blackoutmelanoma.org for more information.

Items we are in need of:

Beca’s Care bags (New items only please)

  • Lip Balm (Chapstick, Burts Bees, or other natural lip balm)
  • Travel Size lotion (Curel or Aveno)
  • Knitted/Cotton beanie- unisex
  • Knitted gloves – unisex
  • Fleece travel size blanket – unisex
  • Fleece scarf – unisex
  • Hospital socks – unisex
  • Travel pillow with pillowcase
  • Travel size toothbrush and tooth paste
  • Cases of small water bottles
  • Healthy/natural/organic snacks such as granola bars
  • Gas gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Small stuffed animals for the younger patients or children of the patients

Amazon Smile

Please consider signing in to Amazon Smile and choosing Blackout Melanoma as your charity of choice when shopping online. Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your purchase to Blackout Melanoma.

You can also visit the Blackout Melanoma Amazon Smile “Wish List” online to make some of the above wish list purchases.

Thank you!

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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