Meet the Tap Cancer Out 2020 Beneficiaries
Tap Cancer Out is proud to announce our beneficiary partners, which we have committed to funding $1,000,000+ in grants and special projects in 2020. What is different about this year vs. the past is that instead of just one, we have partnered with nine very deserving beneficiaries. This allows us to create a wider range of impact not only through research but also by providing training, survivorship support, prevention, and even a little adventure. It also helps you better connect to our cause, as so many of us have been touched by cancer in so many different ways.
You may already know some of these beneficiaries and some may be new to you, so we’ve included a little information about each so you better understand where your funds will be supporting this year. We encourage you to read on as well as click through to their websites for more information.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
Since 2018, Tap Cancer Out has donated $1.3 million to Alex’s, funding dozens of grants across the country, and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership in 2020 as we fund 5 more pediatric cancer research grants.
The American Brain Tumor Association is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support and research. The ABTA is a steadfast advocate on behalf of the brain tumor community in the United States, and they are here to help patients, caregivers and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.
In 2020 Tap Cancer Out will fund two (2) Discovery Grants dedicated to brain tumor research.
The American Cancer Society‘s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Though the organization has grown over the years, their vision – to lead the fight for a world without cancer – remains steadfast.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out is specifically funding a program designed to increase HPV vaccinations rates in preteens to eliminate six types of HPV-related cancers.
The Breast Cancer Alliance‘s mission is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, they invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out is funding two Breast Surgery Fellowships, enabling more highly trained breast surgeons to enter the field. Those who graduate from these programs go to work in communities previously underserved, or where there has never before been a designated breast surgeon, transforming the breast health benefits and statistics in those communities.
Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. The programs are free of charge to families and includes on-site medical support support.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out will sponsor 25 families attending Camp Sunshine as well as providing $25,000 in dedicated travel assistance, making sure deserving families can get to the camp.
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance empowers a nation of allies who work with them to provide support for patients and families, caregivers and survivors; to raise awareness of preventative measures, and inspire efforts to fund critical research. Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined in the United States.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out will fund the first ever Caregiver Summit, providing two days of support and community building for those who are supporting a colorectal cancer patient.
Conquer Cancer works to eradicate the fear, uncertainty, and significant challenges that a cancer diagnosis can bring to patients and their families. Conquer Cancer funds breakthrough research, serves as a go-to resource of knowledge and expertise among physicians and patients worldwide, and supports initiatives to ensure equal access to high-quality cancer care for everyone.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out has dedicated to fully fund two (2) Young Investigator Award, given to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality clinical research in geriatric oncology.
CureCervicalCancer is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Their network of clinics operate in 7 different countries including Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Vietnam.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out is excited to fund a 5 day/45 hour “See & Treat” training for up to 20 healthcare professionals & a 1 day training for 25 community health volunteers. Our gift will also fund the donation of up to 3 thermal ablation devices to the partner NGOs and a public healthcare facility.
First Descents provides life-changing, outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions, improving their long-term survivorship.
In 2020, Tap Cancer Out will fund 4 weeklong camps for 60 young adult cancer-survivors.
2020 is going to be a huge year for Tap Cancer Out and the impact we will make with our beneficiary partners. We’re so appreciative to have you as part of the ride!