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Serious Illness Booklet - The Community Foundation first printed and distributed the “When Serious Illness Strikes: Everything Else You Need to Know” handbook in 2013, and in 2019 updated it to the third edition. This booklet helps answer some of the questions that will inevitably arise when dealing with this frightening life event. While not designed to construe legal advice, the booklet presents critical legal, employment and financial information in an accessible format and provides examples of situations and how laws and regulations can apply.

Funding for this valuable resource comes from a generous anonymous donor, whose family has been touched by cancer and other serious illnesses in recent years.

In its first printing, geared specifically towards cancer patients, we distributed 250 copies to local hospitals, cancer support groups, and individuals impacted by cancer. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Feedback indicated that this resource could be beneficial beyond cancer patients, which is why we created a second, and now third, edition with a wider scope.

To download your copy please click here (insert link). If you would like multiple printed copies of this valuable resource, please call The Community Foundation at 815-338-4483.