According to Moncrief Cancer Institute Development Specialist Kelley Snead,
“Cancer is a disease that affects us all. From family to friends, we will each witness someone who we know or love suffer as they are diagnosed, treated for, and conquer cancer. But one thing is sure: when we face it together, we can work to end it together.
“As an essential part of UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Moncrief Cancer Institute works to ensure the most vulnerable people in our community can prevent, detect, and survive cancer.
“At Moncrief Cancer Institute, we diagnose 72.3% more cancers at earlier, more treatable stages compared to the rest of Texas.** Diagnosing cancer early saves lives, reducing the emotional and financial burden on families and the health care system. Last year, we provided screenings for breast, lung, colorectal, cervical and prostate cancers to more than 16,000 people in North Texas.
“Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is critical to our mission as it allows us to raise funds that help provide cancer screenings, patient navigation, clinical care, and survivorship services for those who are medically underserved in our community.
“Heading into our sixth North Texas Giving Day, our goal is to raise $35,000 because our greatest need is now! We recently launched a prostate cancer screening program and acquired a second Mobile Screening Clinic to reach even more patients across North Texas.
“We need your help to ensure screening and other services continue to be available for those who need them most.
“Because when we all fight, we fight for all.”
*Graphic/photo provided by Moncrief Cancer Institute ** Texas data sourced from the U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group **Photo credit: Glen E. Ellman
In 14 years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $503 million into the North Texas community. In 2022, more than $62.6 million was raised through 94,385 donors benefiting over 3,210 area nonprofits.