Bettering the quality of life of cancer patients during and after treatment.

The mission of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients during and after treatment by providing charitable support to Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center programs.

For more information
Contact Alicia Heer, Foundation Coordinator at 541-632-3654 or

Supported Programs

Helping Hands
Fighting cancer can take everything a patient has. This program provides financial assistance to ensure that patients never have to choose between medical treatment and daily expenses, such as utilities and food.

Patient Support Services
Free to patients, support services address the emotional, psychological and social challenges related to diagnosis and treatment. Services and resources are provided by patient navigators, on-site social worker, care manager and dietitian. Patients also have access to on-site support groups and the Believe Boutique, offering wig and prostheses fittings.

Tickets for Joy
During cancer treatment, every patient needs a lift. Tickets for Joy collects donated tickets to cultural and sporting events, or for services, such as massage, and distributes them to patients and their caregivers. To donate, call 541-632-3654.

Survivorship Series
This eight-week series of classes provides the information and support survivors need to manage the challenges that arise after cancer treatment, including physical changes, emotional and relationship issues, day-to-day concerns, self-care strategies and planning for the future.

"We Believe" Volunteers (partially operating)
Inspiring moments happen every day at our cancer institute. This program provides funding for a coordinator to oversee the volunteers who are there to support our patients and staff each day. 

Survivor's Garden (in development)
What's a better metaphor for hope and life than a garden? Seeds are sown, weeds are removed and eventually beautiful flowers and nourishing, mature vegetables appear. This garden will be a place for patients and survivors to come together, work the soil, plant the rows and watch it grow, bringing life to the cancer center and each other.