Since the Cancer Challenge declared war on cancer in 1993, the organization has raised and invested over $13.4 million in local cancer services and programs. All of these funds – 100% – stay right here in Northwest Arkansas, having served over 500,000 of our friends and neighbors. We are pleased to announce that our 2020-21 grantees include:
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest
Funds continue to be used to construct, equip and furnish the new hospital, in support of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology program. The infusion center is bringing cancer treatment into the “backyard” of many children who otherwise would have to make the long trip to Little Rock to receive the care they need.
Circle of Life Hospice
Circle of Life is committed to providing end-of-life care and bereavement support for Northwest Arkansas. Funds will be used to provide charity care to uninsured and underinsured hospice cancer patients.
Community Clinic offers comprehensive health care to our Northwest Arkansas neighbors. Grant funds support screenings, treatment and follow-up care for breast, cervical, colon and prostate cancers for low-income and uninsured patients.
Hope Cancer Resources
Hope Cancer Resources provides cancer support and education in Northwest Arkansas. Funds support patient navigation, financial assistance for early-detection screenings, prescriptions, gas cards, mortgage, rent, car payments, insurance, some utilities, counseling services, and cancer prevention education. Funds also support the Wellness for Hope program, which promotes healthy living in cancer survivors and caregivers.
Washington Regional Cancer Support Home
The Cancer Support Home provides hope and comfort to those learning to live with cancer. Funds support general operations and programs including: support groups, community education, a wig and prosthesis boutique, library resources, overnight guest accommodations, prescription assistance, and early-detection screenings.