February 4th marks World Cancer Day, a day that unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. This day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
While there are many global and national organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, and offering hope and support to those who are diagnosed, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is proud to highlight five local organizations that are making a difference in cancer prevention, treatment, and patient well-being:
- Breast Care for Washington (Washington, DC) offers breast cancer screening and support for underinsured women.
- Hope for Henry Foundation (Washington, DC) improves the everyday lives of kids in DC who are fighting cancer.
- Nueva Vida (Alexandria, VA) offers support services for Latinas affected by cancer.
- Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (Washington, DC) offers an integrative approach to wellness and cancer treatment by addressing the whole person.
- Tracy’s Kids (Bethesda, MD) addresses the emotional needs of children with cancer through art therapy.
Want to know how your dollars can make a difference in the fight against cancer? A $100 donation can:
- Host a birthday party for a hospitalized child at Hope for Henry.
- Provide art supplies for 1 teen art group at Tracy’s Kids.
- Host an artist-in-residence at a local hospital with Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
- Cover the cost of a 3D mammogram for 1 uninsured patient through Breast Care for Washington.
- Buy 10 metro cards for transportation to medical and therapy appointments through Nueva Vida.
And of course, when using the Catalogue for Philanthropy to?#givelikealocal, you can give with confidence knowing at each of our charities has been rigorously vetted for excellence!