Hartig Drug and the Avery Foundation are pleased to announce that Hartig Drug Company will support the Avery Foundation as a new "Bricks-N-Mortar Donor." In addition to its financial support, Hartig Drug will offer Avery Foundation grantees complimentary review of medication regiments, assistance with copayment and cost-sharing pharmacy programs and other financial assistance programs related to cancer patient's prescription drug cost.

"We are excited to be able to assist the Avery Foundation and its grantees," said Charlie Hartig, CEO of Hartig Drug Company. "Many of our own employees and loved ones have encountered cancer and the burdens associated with cancer are not always covered by medical and pharmacy insurance plans, as we well know. This sponsorship especially fits given that Hartig Drug has pharmacy locations in all of the Avery Foundation's footprint. We look forward to working with the Avery Foundation and its grantees for years to come."

"We are very thankful for Hartig Drug joining us in the fight against cancer. Hartig's has been providing the Tri-States with health care for over 115 years," said Ron Avery, CEO and Founder of the Avery Foundation. Their mission and our mission are very similar. With Hartig as a partner we will now be able to offer our grantees a very good pharmaceutical plan."

Our spring fundraiser has been cancelled due to Covid-19, but we are alive and doing well! Now more than ever the cancer patients of the Tri-States need us. Many have had their household incomes affected by job loss due to Covid-19. We need your help to continue to raise funds to help them. Follow our Facebook page for Online Auctions that will help generate funds. You may also donate on this website! Thanks for your continued support!


We could really, really can use your help to continue to support our cancer patients! Continue to watch our Facebook page for auctions on that page and links to auctions on Ebay to help support the Foundation. Please share those auctions with as many people as possible!


Let's Provide a Ray of Hope to Cancer Patients and Their Families

Learn more about our grants for cancer patients in the Dubuque, IA and Tri-state area

We want to be a rainbow in cancer patients' stormy clouds! - Ronald J. Avery, Founder

Cancer patients and their families shouldn't have to scrape by. As an organization that helps cancer patients financially, the Avery Foundation alleviates that stress by providing grants to pay for unexpected expenses.

In 2019, we awarded 47 grants, reaching over $50,000, to cancer patients and their families in the Tri-State area. We paid for gas, meals and hotel rooms thanks to donations from donors like you.

To find out how you can get involved, contact our Dubuque, IA organization today.

Grant Application

The Avery Foundation will help patients and their families with the unexpected expenses of travel, meals and lodging during their treatments out of town or patients traveling into Dubuque for treatments. For example: If your physician refers you to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota we would help pay for fuel, meals while there and your lodging. Receipts must be kept for meals and lodging and sent in with the Grant Application. We would also help if a patient is traveling into Dubuque from Galena with their fuel and meals. These expenses add undue stress into an already stressful time for you. That is why we are here. To relieve some of that stress and let you concentrate all your bodily resources to the battle at hand.

How We Pay on the Grants

• Mileage is paid at $0.45 per mile based on mapquest from patient's home to cancer center.
• Hotel stays will be paid up to $125 a night, receipts needed.
• Meals will be paid up to the following; breakfast $7, lunch $10 and dinner $15, receipts needed
• Other assistance may be available for cost of comfort medications or medical equipment or supplies not covered by insurance, receipts needed
• Discounted prescription drug plan NOW available through Hartig Drug for Avery Foundation Patients.

Download the application from there, complete the application and attach receipts.

Then mail to:

Avery Foundation
3058 Deerwood Circle
Dubuque, Iowa 52003

All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors within 30 days of receiving. A completed application does not guarantee payments. All information requested is needed for the Board to make their decision.

A brief explanation of our Foundation from our founder.

We can make a difference!

With care and concern for patients and families dealing with the stress of a cancer diagnosis, we want to help relieve some of the financial burden created by the cost of treatments.

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We wouldn't be where we are today without our generous donors. Thank you for your continued support.

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Eager to get involved with local cancer charities? There are several ways you can help the Avery Foundation support cancer patients in the Dubuque, IA and Tri-state area:

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Make a one-time donation to the Avery Foundation.

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