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Donate to the Community Cancer Center

Each year the Community Cancer Center takes exceptional care of hundreds of cancer patients. In line with our mission, we continuously work to be the destination of choice for cancer services in our community. The Community Cancer Center Foundation has established funds to enhance our efforts to provide state of the art technology along with comfort, compassion and support to cancer patients and their families. Donated funds are used to support cancer prevention & screening and education programs as well as nutritional services, Chaplain & Social services, transportation programs, support groups and charity care.

Please support our Cancer Center services with a gift today. Your tax deductible contribution will enable you to join in our journey to provide needed services to the whole person along the pathway of healing.

Make A Donation

In order to continue to grow and expand the services and support we are able to extend to our patients, their families and the community, we rely upon donations from individuals and businesses. Every dollar counts as one that stays in our community to support our mission to improve the health status of individuals by providing comprehensive, community-based cancer care.

The Community Cancer Center relies heavily on caring members of our community to volunteer their time in dozens of important capacities.  There is a constant need for volunteers to contribute their time and energy, as their warmth and friendliness can be a tremendous help to our patients coping with cancer and treatment options.

There are also numerous community-wide fundraising events throughout the year that raise thousands of dollars annually to support cancer research and patient care. The Community Cancer Center is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the local community through such events and partnerships.

Do you want to make a difference? Please call 309-451-8500 or click on one of the links below to find out how you can help.

One hope. One mission. One community.

Giving Opportunities

At the Community Cancer Center Foundation we are appreciative of the many individuals, businesses and organizations that provide us with gifts of monetary donations, time, and talent. If you are interested in joining their ranks select a donation option below to support our mission and efforts.


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nline Donations (PayPal)


Mailed Donations (Donation Form)

Annual Donations

Annual donations can be directed toward a specific program or service, or you can leave your gift unrestricted so we may use it where the need is the greatest. Make a commitment to make an annual gift by cash, check or credit card. Check with your employer’s human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program. Some corporations match dollar for dollar or even double their employee’s gifts.


Memorial/Tribute Gifts

You may commemorate the life of a special person in your life by making a gift to the Foundation. Such a gift may be made to memorialize a friend or family member or to express appreciation to a loved one or friend by making a gift in their honor. Tribute gifts can also honor individuals celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions.


Securities

When you donate stock or other securities to the Community Cancer Center Foundation, you can take a charitable income tax deduction for the current value of the stock on the date it is donated. Check with your financial planner to see if a gift of appreciated securities would be the best way for you to support the Foundation and contact the Foundation office at 309-451-2209 to transfer securities.


Planned Gifts

Planned giving is a method of donating that incorporates your gift with your tax, estate planning and /or financial goals. There are many options when making a planned gift to the Community Cancer Center Foundation.

  • Bequests
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

Capital Campaigns

To keep its promise of being a leader in cancer care for generations to come, the Community Cancer Center Foundation recently completed a building campaign.

The Center expanded its space by 35,000 square feet, more than doubling its former size, to enhance the quality and experience of care as well as to accommodate more patients.


Special Fundraising Events

Fund-raising events throughout the year and throughout the community raise thousands of dollars each year to support research and patient care. The Community Cancer Center is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the local community through events and partnerships. Check the Upcoming Events section on our homepage to see what is planned this month. We encourage you to attend and support these fund and friend raising events!

Healing Garden Bricks and Pavers Campaign

As a friend and supporter of the Community Cancer Center you have a unique opportunity to make a difference. Personalized engraved bricks and pavers can be purchased to honor someone special. Please download the Brick and Paver Donation form, fill it out, and return the form and donation to the Foundations Office at Community Cancer Center.

Matching Gift or Volunteer Grant Program

Thousands of companies offer matching gift or volunteer grant programs. Gifts from spouses or retirees may also be eligible. The impact of these programs can be substantial. For example: Verizon provides $750. grants for 50 volunteer hours and matches up to $5,000 annually per employee.

To find out if your company will match charitable contributions or recognize employees who volunteer, please contact Janet in our Foundation office at (309) 451-2209.

Volunteer

Volunteers at the Community Cancer Center truly make a difference by providing assistance to our patients and their caregivers. In 2015, volunteers donated over 6,600 hours of service to the Center. Our volunteers share their talents by greeting, transporting, serving refreshments, entertaining, and anticipating needs.  Countless volunteer hours are spent assisting in clerical duties and replenishing supplies in order to support our medical staff so they can provide excellent service for their patients.  Our Healing Garden Volunteers share their fundraising, aesthetic talents as well as manpower to make sure our interior and exterior spaces are nurturing and promote healing.  Volunteers are an integral part of our support team.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Community Cancer Center, please submit a volunteer application or contact Lea Powell, our Volunteer Coordinator at  lpowell@cancercenter.org or (309) 451-2220.

Front Desk

Our Front Desk Volunteers provide a welcoming face to new and returning patients. In addition to answering questions, they serve as an escort to physician offices and staff locations. Volunteers maintain our waiting areas and coffee stations, as well as serving refreshments to our infusion patients.

Clerical

Many volunteers are working behind the scenes in our offices. Typing, filing, answering phones, restocking and various other support services are essential in helping the Center provide excellent service to our patients.

Piano / Music

Some volunteers choose to share their musical talents. Many sign up for hourly shifts to provide soothing entertainment for our patients and employees.

Gift Shop

Those with retail experience and enjoy operating a cash register might decide to volunteer in our gift shop.

Healing Garden

For those with a “green thumb”maybe volunteering in our gardens might be appealing? Last year our Healing Garden Volunteers planned, fundraised, and installed our patio garden. Additionally, they have helped to create a meditation Labyrinth, a pergola with swings, and a beautiful butterfly garden which is visible from the infusion area.  They continue to work on various other projects around our 4 acre site.

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