In 2006, our organization was founded with a single donation from a grateful family, with the intention that the money would be used to help patients in our community while they underwent treatment for cancer. Back then, we were called the Willamette Valley Cancer Care Foundation, but in 2013, we were renamed the Oregon Cancer Foundation. What didn’t change, however, is our focus on serving our local community. We are based in Eugene and we serve Lane County residents and individuals receiving cancer-related services in Lane County. All of our funds stay local which allows us to live by our slogan, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.
Our mission is to empower, strengthen and sustain those impacted by cancer in our community through education, support and financial assistance. What this means is we provide education and support through various classes and support groups. We also provide much needed financial assistance to survivors struggling in our community through our financial assistance program. The foundation provides these stopgap funds, so no patient has to choose between basic needs and optimal cancer treatment.