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Cancer CARE Fund

Ruth Lyman Watkins vision began with the Cancer CARE Fund. Established in 2000, the Cancer CARE Fund was the first of The Foundation of FirstHealth’s Community CARE (Clinical, Advocacy, Resources and Education) Funds. Each of these Funds provides support, hope, and safe passage for patients and their families.

OverviewMake A Donation

Last year, the Cancer CARE Fund aided more 350 patients with 46 different types of cancer from 15 counties in North and South Carolina. The patients received the assistance necessary to manage their cancer diagnoses and overcome common barriers to timely and appropriate care. Learn more.


Your generosity can help cancer patients and their families deal with the many challenges of fighting and living with cancer. Here are just a few of the ways your donation can help:

  • $25 - Assists with medication co-payments and affords medications that are not covered by patients' insurance

  • $50 - Provides needed medical supplies, equipment and other services and support

  • $75 - Purchases wigs/prosthesis/mastectomy bras/scarves and nutritional supplements $100 - Subsidizes average patient transportation costs for treatments and related appointments

  • $150 - Contributes towards funding of a program coordinator



Today is your chance to save a life

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online.

If you would like discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please call The Foundation at (910) 695-7500 for assistance.




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