Lila Cruz Until We Meet Again!

Our friend Lila lost her battle to cancer this morning. We are asking that you contribute to the funeral expenses. Every bit counts, beforehand I thank you for any contribution that you can assist the family in these difficutl moments. 

Our friend Lila was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer. My childhood friend is a loving mommy, father role for her children, and a true loving friend to so many of us. The treatment she is now receiving does not allow her to work. We want to help Lila by relieving some of the financial burden.  Please help alleviate some of her worries by making a small donation. We truly want her to stay positive so that she can fight her Stomach Cancer like an Inglewood CHAMP !!!!

With Gratitude,

Lila's Family and Friends 

The cost of cancer

Cancer treatment takes a toll on the body, both physically and emotionally, but can also significantly impact the patient’s wallet.

Many don’t realize that the list of expenses for a cancer patient doesn’t only cover specific treatments, but everything from doctor visits and lab tests to hospital stays and home care, which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars.

A 2010 study by the National Cancer Institute estimated that the amount of money Americans spend on cancer treatment each year would increase 27 percent between 2010 and 2020, to reach a staggering $158 billion per year.

And having medical insurance doesn’t eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses. A 2011 Duke University medical study surveying 216 cancer patients found that average out-of-pocket costs for treatment exceeded $700 a month, despite the fact all but one of the participants had health insurance.

For someone who is regularly fighting a civil war with their body, these costs can be crippling, and can result in patients not following recommended treatment procedures.

Some patients in the Duke study reported not filling prescriptions, rationing medications, skipping treatment appointments and opting out of recommended tests in order to save money.

In need of a support system

It can be hard for someone battling cancer to deal with the physical, emotional and financial hardships brought on by their illness. So it helps to have a strong support system from friends and family backing them up.


Adriana Ponce
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 82 mos
  • Rosina Rodriguez 
    • $50 
    • 82 mos
  • jennifer gomez 
    • $25 
    • 82 mos
  • Gaddiel Sandoval 
    • $200 
    • 82 mos
  • norma mayorga/Garcia 
    • $20 
    • 82 mos
See all


Adriana Ponce 
Inglewood, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more