Almost all of us have someone in our lives who has been hit with the sobering news that they have cancer. Maybe it’s a parent or other relative, or a close friend. In our lifetimes, about 40 percent of us will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
The good news is that experts at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute are making significant advancements in detecting and treating all kinds of cancer. Because of philanthropy, Carolinas HealthCare System is expanding its resources to fight cancer and bring national-level expertise to communities throughout the Carolinas.
History of Levine Cancer Institute
In 2010, Carolinas HealthCare System announced an ambitious $500 million, 10-year plan to partner with its network of more than 30 affiliated hospitals to recruit nationally prominent medical teams and share expertise in cancer treatments and research. The program, called Levine Cancer Institute, was started with a $20 million gift from the Leon Levine Foundation, with plans to raise more from other sources.
How You Can Help
There are plenty of other ways that donations help fight cancer in the Carolinas. Philanthropy helps to fund patient navigators, wellness outreach programs, clinical research, and equipment, as well as new technologies and treatments. You can help make life better for a cancer patient, spread awareness, or contribute to vital research. Here’s how:
Many people choose to donate directly to help fight cancer, and they can choose different funds based on their interests.
Another popular way to help is by joining a giving society and pledging a specific level of support over multiple years.
Every year, thousands of supporters across the country and locally join us in the fight against cancer by participating in events, such as the Stiletto Sprint, Keep Pounding 5K, 24 Hours of Booty bike ride, and many more. Learn about all fundraising events here.