Bringing Cancer Care Home
Cancer has left very few people untouched. In a 60 mile radius, 252 people are diagnosed or pass away from cancer each year. Currently, more than 100 people from the Jamestown region travel 200 miles for a chemotherapy infusion. This may be a monthly, weekly or even daily trip.
As our partner, your gift will…
- build the JRMC Cancer Center
- increase access to undeserved communities in central North Dakota
- improve the quality of life for patients and their families
- support patients on their cancer journey with state of the art care
- recruit and train expert staff
Cancer Center Events
The JRMC Cancer Center Journey to Mile 256: a Private Debut is set for Thursday, September 27th at the JRMC Cancer Center shell space at JRMC. The event is a formal gala including meal, entertainment and live auction. Tickets are $50-$100. Seating is limited to 200 individuals.
Brunch Out Cancer, a JRMC Cancer Center open house, is set for Sunday, September 30th. The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes light brunch and small tours.
Each year, the proposed JRMC Cancer Center will provide chemotherapy infusions for more than 100 Jamestown area residents. This will eliminate more than 160,000 miles of travel per year. The hospital is asking for the community’s support as it continues to recruit an oncologist and raise the money to offer the service. JRMC Foundation has already raised $1.2 million of its $1.5 million goal for capital expenses.
Beyond the initial capital expense, the JRMC Foundation will continue raising funds for regular operating expenses.
Get it up and running in our current space. This campaign goal is $350,000 and is now complete! As of June 2016 JRMC Foundation has received over $400,000 in support and pledges. This includes a generous lead gift from Farmers Union to help purchase equipment and start plans for a dedicated cancer center.
This phase is well underway. It includes fundraising to create the JRMC Cancer Center, staff training and physician recruitment. If you would like more information about giving opportunities, please contact Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director at (701) 253-4806.
Full time oncologist in Jamestown.
Based on prior phases and funding, JRMC will explore offering radiation therapy.