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Donate and Earn Miles at the Same Time!

Fly to Find a Cure

Relax in comfort and style while flying high on Fly to Find a Cure miles with your favorite airline program.

American Airlines

Award Scale: a bonus of up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

Fair Market Value: $0.022575 per mile

Mileage Cap: 1 million miles per account per rolling year

United Airlines

Award Scale: a bonus of up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

Fair Market Value: $0.028 per mile

Mileage Cap: 250,000 miles per account per rolling year

Delta Airlines

Award Scale: a bonus of up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

Fair Market Value: $0.023650 per mile

Mileage Cap: 200,000 miles per account per calendar year

Alaska Airlines

Award Scale: a bonus of up to 10 miles per dollar for donations of $25 or more

Fair Market Value: $0.0275 per mile

Mileage Cap: 1,000,000 miles per account per calendar year

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Meet Betty Locke

“Donating to the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Fly to Find a Cure program makes me feel like I’m helping people everywhere, including myself. It’s always wonderful to get the extra mileage to visit the places I want to go.” says Locke.

Get miles for your donation!

Key Advantages:

  • Gift supports cutting edge cancer research
  • Great way to keep your frequent flyer account active
  • Miles allocated to any account you choose, at no cost
  • Portion is tax-deductible

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Gardner Whitemelissa
Donor Relations Officer
mwhite@nfcr.org
301-961-9133
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The Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

About the Hope Fund

Deemed a “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity, sarcomas are cancers that start in bone, muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels or fat, and can be found anywhere in the body.  One particularly aggressive subtype of sarcoma is called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). Unfortunately, MPNST is only minimally sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation and patients often face a prognosis with a five-year overall survival range of just 30 – 50%.

The Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research is a designated fund established by Ken and Marianne Bouldin in honor of their daughter, Jennifer – a long-term survivor of MPNST – to raise awareness of sarcoma and support cutting-edge MPNST research.

“Our goal is not only to raise awareness of MPNST, but also to work with the international scientific community to develop an effective cure that would offer hope to other patients and their families.”
-Marianne Bouldin, co-founder, The Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

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Corporate Partnerships

About Partnerships

NFCR offers companies the opportunity to make a difference in cancer research while getting valuable exposure for their brand. Whether you’re interested in sports, the arts, fashion or science, we have an event that will fit your sponsorship plans.

To learn more about our events and programs, please contact Director of Corporate Partnerships & Special Events, Brian Wachtel at bwachtel@nfcr.org or 301-961-9159.

The annual prize honors scientists who have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has had a lasting impact on the cancer field and a direct impact of saving people’s lives. The award serves to highlight the essential role basic research plays in understanding cancer.

The Daffodils and Diamonds Luncheon was founded by Bethesda’s Alice-Anne Birch in honor of her mother and sister, both of whom succumbed to the disease. The luncheon is held to raise funds for National Foundation for Cancer Research, specifically for breast and ovarian cancers.

Play4TheCure is a fundraising platform for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can’t and won’t fund. Play4TheCure inspires young athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.

Arts4TheCure is the official fine arts and performing arts fundraising platform of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, It’s not just about one color ribbon, we’re for ALL CANCERS, ALL COLORS, ALL ARTS.

NFCR’s largest public awareness and charity event of the year is the annual golf tournament raising funds in support of cancer research.

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Build a Fundraising Team for Your Event

Our supporters’ creativity amazes us every day. Through many of our programs we offer the opportunity to create a community of supporters by promoting your own online fundraising page. Getting started is easy!

Play4TheCure

Play4TheCure is a fundraising platform for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can’t and won’t fund. Play4TheCure inspires young athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.

Inspired by Play4TheCure, Arts4TheCure is the official fine arts and performing arts fundraising platform of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, It’s not just about one color ribbon, we’re for ALL CANCERS, ALL COLORS, ALL ARTS.

Arts4TheCure

Rose Fund

The National Foundation for Cancer Research can establish a Rose Fund in the name of the person you would like to honor or remember. As well as honoring their life, it will also contribute to further advances in cancer research.

A Rose Fund can be established with any amount you would like to start a fund with. It also provides the flexibility to give whenever you would like there are no minimums or monthly requirements to donate to a fund.

Anybody can donate or raise money for the Rose Fund now and as far into the future as they wish. We make sure that all donors who choose to be kept informed know how much has been raised for the fund.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research allows people to establish a birthday celebration fund to allow participants to ask friends and family to donate to cancer research on their special instead of buying gifts.

Sign up and fill your personal fundraising page with stories, photos and updates.

Celebration Fund

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Gifts of Property

We accept cars and real estate assets as donations to cancer research. Put your unwanted property to use and make a difference.

Car Donation

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Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to NFCR!

Real Estate Donation

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Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Shopping

We have partnered up with some great companies offering you ways of getting your shopping done and supporting cancer research at the same time.

Amazon Smile

Shop on Amazon and support cancer research.

GoodDeedSeats

$5 from the profits of every order to the National Foundation for Cancer Research when using code DONATECANCER at checkout.

Teleflora

Order flowers for any occasion and a portion of the proceeds will go to helping NFCR scientists in the lab.

Network for Good

Give through a leading online donation platform.

Good Cause Greetings

Shop for greeting cards for any occasion while supporting NFCR scientists.

Artline Greetings

Shop for holiday greeting cards while supporting the work of NFCR

Upside

Get huge savings on gas – up to 25¢/gal – at all the big stations in DC, MD, and VA

Just Give

The destination for online charitable giving

IGive

You Shop. NFCR Gets Money. For Free.

Goodshop

Enjoy the best shopping deals on the internet with a donation made to NFCR from every purchase you make. When you shop at Goodshop, you don’t just save, you also give, at no extra cost.

Charity Choice

Donate, honor, purchase or send a gift card that allows the beneficiary to support NFCR.

Fan Signer

Enjoy personalized sports memorabilia from your favorite athletes while helping support NFCR.

SPAGnVOLA

NFCR is partnering with one of the top 10 chocolates shops in the world! Please contact Nancy at Nancy.Stempel@spagnvola.com or 301-788-3571 to place your order today and tell her you want to support NFCR or use code NFCR18 when purchasing online.

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Honor & Memorial Gifts

Donate in Honor or Memory


A gift made to the National Foundation of Cancer Research is a wonderful way to honor and remember loved ones and special events.

  • EASY
    It’s a simple, one-step way to say “I’m thinking about you” and “I want to make a difference in the lives of others.”
  • FLEXIBLE
    You have the choice to make a one time or recurring gift.
  • PERSONAL
    For all gifts over $10, a beautiful, personalized card can be sent to the person of your choice to let them know a donation has been made.
  • TAX DEDUCTIBLE
    All donations are tax-deductible, in full accordance with federal laws.

Donate to the Rose Fund


Creating or donating to the Rose Fund is a quick and simple way to create a memorial fund or lasting tribute in honor of someone you love.  

  • MEANINGFUL
    A Rose Fund will bear the name of the loved one you select.
  • PERMANENT
    The Fund lasts indefinitely– contributions can be made at any time, over many years.
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD
    There are no set up fees, no minimums and no recurring monthly donation requirements.
  • TAX DEDUCTIBLE
    All donations are tax-deductible, in full accordance with federal laws.

Your gift today will help us fund groundbreaking cancer research. If you would like to browse and donate to an existing Rose Fund, please click here.

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CFC/CHC/United Way

Giving Through Your Employer

The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a proud member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Community Health Charities (CHC) and United Way. Many employers in the public and private sectors encourage charitable giving through a number of programs. Here you’ll find some of the most common ways employees can contribute a portion of their earnings.

Combined Federal Campaign

Cancer Research America – NFCR is the name of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the ICA State Employee Campaign programs for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Government employees can generously allocate a portion of their paycheck to go to NFCR by selecting Cancer Research America – CFC #11267 – as their charity of choice and select an amount of money to donate per paycheck. NFCR funds leading cancer researchers throughout the United States and the funding provided by NFCR has led to important breakthroughs and will continue to do so. The contributions from participants in the Combined Federal Campaign and ICA State Employee Campaign allow NFCR to fight for a goal we all share: a cancer-free America.

Cancer Research America is a proud nationwide charity partner of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is a nonprofit that raises awareness and resources for health and wellness by connecting more than 2,000 of the most trusted health charities, including Cancer Research America, across the United States with more than 17 million caring donors through workplace giving campaigns, causes, wellness programs, employee engagement, and strategic partnerships. Cancer Research America is represented by Community Health Charities in workplace giving campaigns nationally, including the Combined Federal Campaign (our CFC giving code is 11267), public campaigns hosted by State and County governments, and private campaigns hosted by companies of all size. Look to designate a gift to Cancer Research America in your workplace giving campaign to help us fund cancer research and foster scientific collaboration to lead to a cure for all types of cancers.

Community Health Charities

United Way

Check with you local state’s United Way program on how you can support scientific cancer research via the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Create Your Own Research Fund

Do you want to take your support of a specific cancer research area to the next level while honoring or remembering a family member or loved one? NFCR has the solution for you: Create Your Own Research Fund. NFCR has been setting up designated and restricted fund programs for more than 40 years. These funds allow you to fund a specific researcher, project, cancer type or cancer research area in a significant fashion over a three year+ timeframe that will accelerate the pace of discovery. The fund can be named by you to highlight your cause or as a tribute to your family or loved one to keep that legacy at the forefront of the Research to find a Cure.

Creating Your Own Research Fund allows you to:

  • Restrict your support to a specific researcher, project or cancer area;
  • Name the fund – many honor the area of research or family and loved ones;
  • Meet the principal investigator (lead researcher) of the project you support at least annually;
  • Receive research update reports from the principal investigator as NFCR receives them;
  • Attend NFCR’s annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research as a VIP;
  • Attend NFCR’s annual Scientific Symposium where all researchers present progress in their projects and researchers; and
  • Strengthen your fund by engaging family, colleagues and peers to lead events and other activities in support of your cause. NFCR can help you with ideas on ways to engage others in support of your fund.

How it Works

  • Commit to a minimum of 3 years of research support. The amount of your annual gift or size of the fund is dictated by your desired scope of research work. NFCR has helped establish funds that have ranged from $75,000 to $2 million+. Funds can be established and supported by a variety of assets, as well as set up via a gift in a will or estate plan.
  • Choose a specific researcher, project, cancer type or area you’d like your fund to be restricted. NFCR can assist in supporting a new project by pre-screening proposals in a field of cancer research you’re interested and arrange presentations on research proposals by the principal investigators for you to consider.
  • Choose a name for your fund. If you would like to publicize the fund, NFCR will work with you to build a logo and highlight it on the NFCR.org website, our Annual Report and other marketing avenues.

If you would like to learn more about Creating Your Own Fund, contact

Elaine Currie
Donor Relations Officer
301-961-9139
ECurrie@nfcr.org

Examples of Named Research Funds at NFCR

The Lucy Fund

Even though over 90% of cancer mortalities are due to metastatic cancer — cancer that spreads from its original location to vital organs within the body — less than 5% of current cancer funding supports research geared towards understanding the mechanisms of metastasis. The Lucy Fund was created to lessen this statistical discrepancy, with hopes that one day researchers will find a way to make cancer a chronic, not deadly, disease.

The Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research

The Hope Fund for Sarcoma Research is a designated fund established by Ken and Marianne Bouldin in partnership with NFCR. The Bouldins founded the Hope Fund after their daughter Jennifer survived a type of sarcoma known as malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST).

Want to consider establishing a named fund without a long-term commitment?

Consider NFCR’s Rose Fund.

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You could also set up a fundraiser through our Rose Fund program in the name of the person you would like to honor or remember. As well as honoring their life, it will also contribute to further advances in cancer research. A Rose Fund can be established with any amount you would like to start a fund with. It also provides you with the flexibility to give whenever you would like to. There are no minimums or monthly requirements to donate to a fund. Anybody can donate or raise money for the Rose Fund now and as far into the future as they wish. We make sure that all donors who choose to be kept informed know how much has been raised for the Fund. We use the money you raise on fulfilling our mission to find better treatments and cures for cancer.

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