Our Individual Granting Program is NOW OPEN! We want to help YOU - so please apply!! The next round of applications will be due September 15th!
Additionally, we have updated the guidelines so please review them before applying. If the new guidelines are not followed we will follow up with you to help make changes for the next submission for the first couple of months.
We want to thank everyone who has supported us through our auction and bike run. This support has allowed us to start our granting programs again, but it is unknown how much longer this will sustain until we are able to hold our main benefit.
Thank you all again for your continued support and we cannot wait to start helping YOU with the restarting of our granting program!!
The goal of the organization is to make a difference by aiding those who may be struggling with medical expenses due to illness.
Making a difference by helping others meet their medical needs with compassion because we CARE.
The Cares for Cancer committee was founded in 2006. This committee has diligently worked to raise funding to support those stricken with medical hardship. In previous years the organization has supplied the majority of its funds to Riveredge Hospice to assist their efforts of providing end-of-life care to those in need. In 2011 Cares for Cancer, Inc. was established as its own 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization. With the new status, the organization is now able to open its funding efforts to local individuals struggling with medical expenses due to cancer and other chronic illnesses.
The funding for this organization comes soley from generous donations from our generous surrounding communities, businesses and individuals. The annual Cares for Cancer benefit raises the majority of the funding each year through an amazing meal, raffles, basket raffles, and live auction. The annual benefit is a time for families and friends from surrounding communties to come together for a joyful night to support and honor those who are courageously battling or have lost their battle with chronic illness.