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Second Opinion Grants

Hand in Hand: The Suzanne Renée Leider Memorial Assistance Fund was created to grant financial assistance for a single second opinion consultation from a sarcoma expert.

Hand in Hand: The Suzanne Renée Leider Memorial Assistance Fund

This program by the Sarcoma Alliance offers financial grants for a second opinion consultation.

These grants are designed to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses related to a single second opinion consultation with a sarcoma physician. The grants can reimburse expenses related to travel, costs of the evaluation, and related expenses.

We are proud to share that grants have been given to women and men in every age group in almost every state and for every type of sarcoma.


  • As of January 27, 2021, the grant maximum is $1,000.
  • Grants are to subsidize one consultation with a sarcoma specialist and do not underwrite ongoing medical expenses after the first visit.
  • Application deadlines are March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15.
  • Grant funds are released the month following the application deadline.
  • Grants are to reimburse expenses already incurred from a completed second opinion consultation. Applications should be submitted after the consultation.

Apply for a Grant

To complete the application, you will need:

  1. A signature from your physician confirming the second opinion consultation.
  2. Receipts and records from your consultation.
Get Your Physician's Confirmation
Complete the Full Application

Second Opinions can be very important

We offer these grants because we want to help remove barriers to getting the best care. See what previous grant recipients have said.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the grant we received from you. We sought out a second opinion thousands of miles from our home, which in turn brought us to a surgeon that would ultimately free my husband of the sarcoma that was taking over his body.

By awarding me the grant you have lightened my financial travel burden (airfare, hotels, meals etc. while in Houston) and allowed me to focus more on my health needs and knowing that I am receiving care from the best.

I so appreciate the grant given to me by the Sarcoma Alliance. I went for my second opinion and made them my primary doctor. They are so wonderful, and I feel that I am in the best care. Thank you so much.

Apply Now for Financial Assistance

The application requires receipts and reports from your consultation. Please apply after your second opinion consultation has taken place.

Apply for a Grant

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When you complete the form to donate, under Donation Designation, select “The Suzanne Renee Leider Memorial Assistance Fund.”

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