Free legal clinic for people with cancer set for Dec. 5

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    Gilda's Club of Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave., will be the site of a free legal clinic for people with cancer and their family members and caregivers on Dec. 5 sponsored by the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville.

    Three area organizations are teaming up to sponsor a free legal clinic for people facing cancer and their families and caregivers on Dec. 5.

    The Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville, Louisville Bar Association and Louisville Pro Bono Consortium are sponsoring the clinic, which will be held 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, at Gilda’s Club of Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave. Free parking is available behind the building and across the street from the club.

    At the clinic, attorneys will be available to offer help with life-planning documents under Medicare Part D, including wills, powers of attorney, health care surrogacy and living wills. They also will provide guidance on employee benefits during illness and government assistance that is available such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security disability insurance.

    Although admission is free, RSVPs in advance are needed at 502-852-6318. For additional information, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program at pam.templejennings@louisville.edu or 502-852-6318.

     

     

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