Cancer can consume days with stress, worry and anxiety, but we have the ability to combat cancer with our love and support. FPS donors provide cancer patients with moments that turn into memories with their caregivers and their children through cancer respite experiences. Together, we can give the gift of time to families facing cancer.
Last year, FPS provided 85,500 hours of memories, precious family time, reconnection, love, and laughter. This equates to 3,600 total days of healing, anxiety and stress reduction, support, and engagement. Beyond the respite, the FPS community of staff and volunteers continues to provide emotional support and access to other resources, including the chance for families to take mini breaks at events each month. Imagine lives disrupted by a devastating diagnosis, fused together again by the love and care of a generous community.
Last year alone, we had nearly one thousand individuals from all across the country inquire into our cancer respite program. The need for cancer respite is dire. Cancer patients deserve to take a break and have the chance to make lasting memories that aren’t convoluted by cancer. We need the support of our community to respond to this increased need!
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, our #GivingTuesday Give-a-Thon will help send at least 20 families (75 patients, caregivers and children) on a break from cancer AND will provide each family member with ongoing related emotional support and the opportunity to take additional breaks throughout the year. Help us raise our goal of $75,000 in support of each patient, caregiver and child that will receive the gift of time!
The first $20,000 raised will be matched by The Gene Haas Foundation & Hamiliton Lane. We urge you to begin fundraising early to double your impact for families facing cancer.
Don’t wait, make your donation today! If you'd like to make a BIG difference, please create your own fundraising page and set a goal, then ask your friends and family to support your #GivingTuesday efforts! Click the green or blue "join the movement" buttons above to get started!
(P.S. Your fundraising page can be connected to a Facebook fundraiser - making it easier than ever to support our mission).