Thank you for a beautiful 2023.
As we close out our 2023 year, we reflect on the strides and accomplishments we have made in the last 365 days. As a nonprofit, our hearts are full knowing that the support of our community continues to shine and provides us with the momentum to continue sharing our mission and vision for the future development in cancer research throughout Michigan and beyond.
This year, we are proud to share that, with your help, we have raised $1.5 Million. WOW. We cannot wait to put these dollars into action within our local Michigan hospitals to help further cancer research and continue making a difference in the world of cancer. Our Mission is to provide vital funds for cancer research to create a cancer free world. Check out what we’ve done this year and cheers to 2 0 2 4!
1,000 Gifts Delivered
The mission of U CAN-CER VIVE is to provide vital funds for cancer research to create a cancer free world. Throughout the year, we host events and opportunities to share the love and show support to those receiving care in our local Michigan hospitals. With the support of our community and through events such as UR My Valentine and Comfy for the Cure, we were able to deliver nearly 1,000 gifts to patients in 2023. Gifts included teddy bears, beanies, blankets, and heartfelt cards to brighten their days!
300 Volunteers Participated
Our volunteers are so important to our foundation. With helping hands, we are able to fuel a bigger mission together. Throughout the year, our volunteers came together to show love and support throughout seven events, raising awareness, representing for a loved one, and coming together as a community to make an impact and a true difference in the world of cancer. Looking to do more in 2024? Become a volunteer with U CAN-CER VIVE!
$1.5 Million Raised This Year
Upon becoming an official nonprofit foundation in 2016, we have raised over $5 million now, providing funds for cancer research grants annually here in the State of Michigan. This passion toward the fight against cancer stems from the heart and soul of the LaFontaine’s commitment to give back after experiencing the affliction of cancer firsthand… Aiming for a Million Dollar Year each year, we can say that in 2023 we exceeded that. We can’t thank YOU enough for your support, and look forward to putting those dollars into action for 2024!!
$560K Research Dollars In Action
In 2023 alone, U CAN-CER VIVE provided nearly $560,000 to support vital cancer research here in our local Michigan hospitals. These dollars helped fund research to the following locations in which various cancer research studies have been conducted:
• Ascension Healthcare – Blood Cancer research
• Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute – Lung Cancer research
• Henry Ford Health System – Breast Cancer research