As a leading-edge cancer research and treatment center, Leonard Cancer Institute turns your philanthropic investments into action. By donating to Leonard Cancer Institute, you help bring innovative treatment to cancer patients from our community and beyond. Each donation to Leonard Cancer Institute, regardless of size, brings us that much closer in our relentless fight to defeat cancer in our lifetime.

Your tax-deductible donation—cash, stocks, life insurance, or real estate—not only ensures our physicians, nurses, researchers, and other caregivers have the latest technology. These dollars fuel advancements in cancer patient treatment, increase access to crucial drug trials, and fund research that is vital to rapidly improving cancer survival rates.

Helping More Cancer Patients Win More Cancer Fights

While the generous and visionary philanthropy of Bill and Judi Leonard made the construction of our cancer institute possible, we’re committed to investing in the leading medical minds, technology, and caregivers who are crucial to every cancer fight.

More specifically, your donations help us recruit and hire the top oncologists to provide medical leadership, foster program development, and create cancer research opportunities.

Your philanthropy also aids in our nurse navigator program. Assisting patients through a cancer diagnosis to treatment, nurse navigators play a crucial role in patient care in everything from dealing with insurance companies to making the most informed medical decisions.

Having some of the best people in medicine is one thing, but providing them with the leading-edge equipment they need to defeat cancer is another.

Our investment includes two linear accelerators at $4 million each, the latest PET CT scanner, a 3T MRI, a CT simulator, and a CT scanner. This list goes on. Virtually every person alive has had a family member or friend stricken with cancer. These machines are vital tools to the precision medicine that increases treatment efficiencies and reduces side effects.

Ideas On How To Raise Funds For A Donation To Leonard Cancer Institute

While we all have personal expenses and our own financial plans, it can be very fulfilling to know you’re contributing to improving and saving others’ lives. Here are a few ideas on fundraisers that bring together the power of our community to change cancer patients’ lives for the better:

Shop Amazon Smiles
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Mission Hospital whenever you shop using AmazonSmile. This is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Leonard Cancer Institute by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Share in Your Good Fortunes
If you’re over 70 ½, you can make a tax-advantaged gift from your IRA. Distributions from your IRA, including required minimum distributions (RMD), are taxed as ordinary income. However, when you direct your plan administrator to make all or part of your required minimum distribution directly to Mission Hospital Foundation, the entire amount distributed to charity is non-taxable. To learn more, please contact Jim Frey at (949) 364-4848 / jim.frey@stjoe.org.

Get Your Church, Work, or Surf Group Together
Hold a bake sale. Have a group yard sale. Or get creative and do any kind of those neighbor-like fundraisers that bring people together for a cause. Rallying your social circle around a great cause is a terrific way to bring people together and build community comradery.

Follow us on Social Media
Add us to your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds to get the latest cancer prevention and treatment content. At the same time, a simple follow shows you support having a world-class cancer research and treatment institute in our community.

The Non-monetary Donations That Make An Immediate Difference

For those looking to donate to Leonard Cancer Institute in ways beyond dollars, blood and blood platelet donations are always welcomed to help our patients through their cancer battles, especially for those whose treatment includes surgery.

There are also opportunities to donate your time at the institute. If you have a specialty or trained skill—art, massage, pet therapy, or beyond—or if you can read to or provide companionship to patients, you can reach out to the Mission Hospital Auxiliary at mission.auxiliary@stjoe.org or by calling (844) 959-HOPE to learn more about donating your time or talents.