Purpose and Need of the Organization:
For 25 years, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center has been providing world-class cancer care to our region. Services have been expanded, treatment options remain cutting-edge and diverse, and the support given to patients and families, as well as resources available to the community, provides one of the best comprehensive cancer programs in the nation.
Additionally, the many resources that the Center provides to the community, such as education presentations, tobacco cessation and prevention, no-cost screenings and vital educational materials in the Ralph R. Peterson Library, are building a healthier community.
The combination of the world-class treatment, comprehensive support services and community education and cancer screenings has a dramatic impact on our community. Our services and programs funded through contributions to our Foundation are making an impact in many ways:
- Our Nurse Navigators support patients through their cancer journey, reducing emergency room visits through nurse consultation and providing practical support for side-effect management.
- We provide resource support to cancer patients in our region, helping provide wigs, breast prosthesis, scarves, gas cards, and many other items needed for a patients care.
- Chaplain support eases the spiritual and emotional burden of a cancer diagnosis. Through our chaplains, we can provide important support groups, including the first of its kind in the area for kids, called “Kids Konnection,” which helps children better understand a cancer diagnoses of a loved one.
- Our community education, which focuses on a variety of topics all aimed at early detection of cancer and reducing your risk, gives community members the tools to become more alert in detecting cancer early, when treatment options are plentiful and outcomes are significantly improved. By encouraging participants to become advocates in their health care, we are encouraging healthier communities.
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center celebrates Giving Tuesday the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year but donations to the wish list can be made all throughout the year.
These services and programs are only made possible through community support.
Location of the organization:
We are located at 7350 W. Deschutes Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336
Location of those served by our organization:
Approximately 80% of patients and family members served are from the Tri-Cities, the remaining patients and families are primarily from NE Oregon, with a handful of those served coming from Walla Walla, the lower Yakima Valley and Moses Lake.
#GivingTuesday Wish List
Support the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in serving patients and their families in our region by donating an item off our wish list! All wish list donations will be recognized with a special gift tag that can be given throughout the season. A donation to the wish list is a great gift!
Gifts $25 and Under
- Gas Cards
- Walmart Gift Cards (Patient Needs)
- Bottled water for Kids Konnection Program
- Pizza Gift Cards for Kids Konnection Tour Nights
- UBER Gift Cards
- Lightweight Women’s Hats (not stocking hats)
- Flannel Backed Satin Material for satin pillowcases for chemo patients
- Individual bags of jerky, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit, cheese and crackers, protein bars, granola bars for patient waiting room snacks
- Bottled water for patient waiting room
- Funds to purchase Navigation Portfolios (Information provided to every patient with disease specific info, FAQs, Physician information, drug information, etc.) ($20 apiece)
- Funds of any amount to help Patient Needs (food, bill support, medication costs, nutritional supplements, etc.)
*Kids Konnection is a program for kids who have close family members who are going through cancer treatment. The goals of this program are to reduce the stress to children and parents during and after a diagnosis and to create a fun, safe environment for children to ask questions and learn more about cancer.
Gifts $25 and Over
- Beverage tub (to hold bottled water, sodas, juice)
- Rolling collapsible cargo crate
- Presentation Easels
- Helium Tank
- Folding tables (6 ft. that fold in half)
- Folding chairs
- (4) 10X10’ Pop-Up Tents
- Nicoderm Nicotine Patches for our Tobacco Cessation Classes
- Nicorette Gum and Lozenges for our Tobacco Cessation Classes
- Funds to Purchase 6 Library Shelves ($200 apiece)
- Funds of any amount to help Patient Needs (food, bill support, medication costs, nutritional supplements, etc)
***Funds are also needed to purchase many other items for patient need support (food, bill pay support, medication costs, nutritional supplements, etc.). If you would like to donate funds to Patient Needs please CLICK HERE and choose “Patient Needs” as your area of designation.