At the Connecticut Cancer Foundation what we do is pretty simple, we provide economic assistance and compassionate aid to Connecticut cancer patients for everyday living expenses and we fund cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
We Fund Connecticut Cancer Patients
We fund Connecticut cancer patients through our CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program. We offer grants that provide financial and emotional assistance; CCF is one of very few organizations in Connecticut to provide this type of support.
Many cancer patients and their families are suddenly confronted with insurmountable bills at a time when focusing on healing is critical to their recovery. Many are faced with losing their homes, losing their light, heat and power, or making an impossible choice between feeding their children or paying for medication or proceeding with treatment. Simply put, when you cannot work you cannot pay your bills.
A charitable gift of financial support to cancer patients and their families can quickly and compassionately remove some of the stress and worry to help patients fight back against their illness. We give those affected by cancer a sense of hope, courage and community.
How We're Helping
Last year the Connecticut Cancer Foundation provided financial and social support to more than 500 Connecticut cancer patients and their families.
We Fund Cancer Research
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we’re funding lifesaving research in lymphoma, from basic biology to prevention to treatment and to survivorship. And with continued support, this scientific research will continue.
Our research funding focuses on an organization CCF has funded from its inception in 2010 – The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG).
Last year the Connecticut Cancer Foundation provided over $125,000 dollars to cancer research.
Around the World
We believe that where a person lives shouldn’t determine if they live. ILROG worldwide is a forum to further the understanding of radiotherapy in the treatment of lymphoma in children and adults around the globe.
Every major cancer hospital in the United States is a member of ILROG. The membership base includes over 750 Radiation Oncologists from 40 different countries.
ILROG’s accomplishments would not have been possible without the initial support of the Connecticut Sports Foundation and the trust we had in our combined goals to
improve the care of lymphoma patients worldwide.
The organization is led and Chaired by Dr. Joachim Yahalom of Memorial Sloan Kettering, the physician who saved Connecticut Sports Foundation founder, John Ellis’ life 30 years ago.
Awards and Recognition
CCF is proud to have received this award from ILROG for its past and ongoing support.