The Cancer Benefit Fund has supported valuable research at Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, as well
as care for cancer patients and their families.
Every Cancer Benefit Fund dollar remains in Minnesota
for research and patient care.
Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from our last fundraising campaign benefited Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and Dr. Selwyn Vickers' research program in areas of stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas and other digestive organs. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota a comprehensive cancer center in 1998, and in 2003 and 2009, NCI renewed this designation. The Masonic Cancer Center is one of only 41 institutions in the United States to hold this designation. It is awarded only to institutions that make ongoing, significant advances in cancer research, treatment, and education.
Twenty-five percent of our proceeds from the fundraising campaign were contributed
to HealthEast Cancer Care to establish a GI Cancer Support Group for people living
with a GI cancer.
Our Past Fundraising Efforts
Past donations have supported Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and HealthEast Cancer Care.
Funds from previous Cancer Benefit Fund events have been used to support basic
and clinical research in major cancer areas: lung, prostate, breast, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer. We have also supported HealthEast cancer programs for
prostate cancer, the Healing Partners programs, the cancer salon and a chemotherapy
unit blanket warmer.
Learn more about Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
and HealthEast Cancer Care by clicking on the links below.