Donate to University of Illinois Cancer Center

Take Action at the Cancer Center

Joining the fight against cancer can take many forms, from donations that further critical research to events that spread awareness and raise funds. When you give to University of Illinois Cancer Center, you can make a tremendous impact on cancer research and patient outcomes in the Chicago area and beyond.

At University of Illinois Cancer Center, we are committed to:

 

  • Understanding the factors that trigger cancer — biology, race, ethnicity, gender, age, environment, geography, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status
  • Addressing the cancer challenges of the 21st century
  • Recognizing and reducing cancer disparities
  • Improving cancer health outcomes for all people, regardless of their ability to pay

Whether they’re funding cutting-edge research, spreading awareness, or supporting patient care, donations to the Cancer Center make a difference in patient lives now and for years to come.

Donate In Loving Memory of Mrs. Linda J. Watson

Karriem and mom

The family of Mrs. Linda J. Watson, the mother of cancer center member and administrator Dr. Karriem S. Watson, is thankful for your heartfelt prayers, thoughts, and condolences during the passing of our mother. As a family, we are honored by the commitment of the University of Illinois Cancer Center to its mission and vision rooted in service to the community. 

Our mother’s recent battle with lung cancer speaks to the need for more research, screening, and engagement to eliminate the multiple determinants that impact lung cancer outcomes. In honor of our mother, we are working with the Cancer Center to accept donations to the Cancer Center Clinical and Patient Care Fund to help support the needs of the Mi-MAMO Breast Cancer Screening Program.

Donate In Loving Memory of Donald Nickless

On January 13, 2020, we lost Donald Nickless, a beloved member of our University of Illinois Cancer Center family and the husband of Marge Nickless, the rock and the glue of our Cancer Center team. Don was an inspiration to all of us as he lived with cancer with grace, courage, and humor.  His selfless compassion for the experience of other patients and their families moves us to create a fund in his honor to support patient care. Please consider a donation in loving memory of Don Nickless today.

Donate to the Cancer Center

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Attend an Event at the Cancer Center

University of Illinois Cancer Center events help raise awards and funds in order to support the fight against cancer, reduce cancer disparities, and improve health outcomes for all people. 

Thank You to Our Donors

Support through donations and events is critical to furthering cancer research and University of Illinois Cancer Center. We would like to thank our donors for joining us in the fight against cancer — you are a critical part of helping fund cutting-edge research and individualized patient care. 

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