Who Are We ?

Pat Kracker
This Fund was established in memory of Mansfield resident, Pat Kracker, who lost her battle with breast cancer on her 61st birthday in 1996. With the clerical help of the local Planned Parenthood Association, the Fund was established. It has since operated successfully,  thanks to the generosity of the public and local business donors. In January 2009, the Fund became affiliated with the Mansfield Cancer Foundation. We have had a cooperative working relationship with the Mansfield Cancer Foundation and the Ohio Department of Health to supplement financial assistance requests. The Pat Kracker Fund also works cooperatively with the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio affiliate to further extend breast cancer education, support, and assistance to Richland County residents.

What is our purpose?

  • Educate the public regarding the huge benefits of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages of development.
  • Refer women to local, state, and federal breast cancer assistance organizations.
  • Provide Richland County residents’ financial assistance with the cost of breast cancer-related expenses.

How WE can help:

  • Pay for a screening mammogram, breast ultrasound, and limited biopsy cost assistance. Call 419-524-0733
  • Offer a limited amount of financial assistance to pay for cancer-related expenses such as transportation, wigs, prosthesis, emergency living expenses, etc. Call 419-524-0733 or 419-756-1168

Applications for funding help are processed by a local Social Service agency. Call 419-524-0733 extension 226. A recording is made of the call and a return call will be made as soon as possible by case manager, Laurie Hamrick.

Catholic Charities is located at 2 Smith Ave. which runs LEFT off of Park Ave. EAST just before you come to the former Peoples Hospital.

A review of the funding request and the family’s financial circumstances takes place by appointment at this location. For details, go to www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org

How YOU can help:

Tax deductible donations can be made to:
Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund
P.O. Box 3552, Mansfield, OH 44907

Need more information?

Call 419-524-0733 (Catholic Charities) or 419-756-1168