Cancer sucks, 8 charities to make a difference

Whether it’s a mother, grandfather, sister, coworker, or acquaintance, most, if not all, of us have known someone with cancer. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love suffer from the brutality of the disease. While nothing within your power can totally take away the pain and sorrow, there are ways to help.

Check out these charities—some local, some national—that are working every day to end cancer for good.

American Pie Party

The American Pie Party raises philanthropic support for cancer agencies by orchestrating an “environment of healing” through quintessential humor and the actual physical act of throwing a pie in the face of a willing participant. Anyone, anytime, anywhere can host their own replicable Satellite Pie Party with funds benefiting their chosen anti-cancer charity, allowing cancer survivors the right to throw the pies.


Kids ‘N Kamp

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The mission of Kids ‘N Kamp is to provide children who have been diagnosed with cancer with unique programs and services that focus on their emotional, educational, and social well-being and enable them to engage in family recreational activities.



American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.


Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program

The mission of CCCOP is to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in their communities through clinical trials. This allows individuals to remain in their own neighborhoods while receiving the latest and best in cancer screenings, diagnostic care, and treatment plans.



Pelotonia is a grassroots movement to end cancer. 100% of all Rider-raised donations support innovative and life saving cancer research at the OSUCCC-James.


Ohio Cancer Research

Ohio Cancer Research is an independent statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of the many forms of cancer and the reduction of its debilitating effects through aggressive basic seed money research, cancer information and awareness.


Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio

Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio aims to help Ohio breast cancer patients with the day-to-day challenges of living while being treated for breast cancer.


Hope’s Boutique

Hope’s is a full-service, non-profit retail boutique catering to women with cancer and those sharing their lives. It gives central Ohio women both a tangible and emotional bridge between life battling cancer and life after cancer. In keeping with the women’s health philosophy of the OSUCCC – James, Hope’s offers a full range of products and services designed to restore the self-confidence of cancer survivors, helping them look and feel their best.



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