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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that provides direct support for cancer patients & their families.

Fighting Cancer Today (FCT) was founded in 2020 by Cierra Johnson (Daughter & Founder) and Anita Johnson (Mother & Co-Founder). The two saw the need for essential non-medical assistance for cancer patients once they returned home from hospital stays and treatments after Cierra, a 2x breast cancer survivor, was diagnosed in 2019. Anita has been a frontline caregiver for Cierra and many other loved ones who have battled cancer. Thoughts and ideas were shared between the two, and FCT was born. Together, we vowed we would walk on the frontlines alongside cancer patients, families, and support teams as they, too, fight cancer. We know we are better when we fight together, and we are committed to fighting alongside families in Southern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and surrounding areas.

Creating a community of love & support.
Your Support Impacts

$180 or $15/month will provide four comfort kits for four families. Each kit helps restore hope and comfort to a cancer patient or their caregiver. Each kit includes personalized support items to manage and bring relief from the side effects of cancer treatment.

$300 or $25/month will provide one month of transportation assistance allowing families to receive the care and treatment they need by not missing a doctor’s appointment. The average cancer treatment lasts 3-6 months for chemotherapy and radiation.

$300 or $25/month will provide one month of electricity, gas, or phone service for a family, allowing them to stay warm and connected to their family, friends, and doctors.

$300 or $25/month will provide healthy meals for one month for a family of 2, removing the stressors associated with the increased cost of food, meal prepping, and grocery shopping for a family.

$1,200 or $100/month will provide one month of living expenses for the rent/mortgage & utilities. Your support will allow them to maintain stable housing & working utilities while in treatment.

$1,200 or $100/month will help one family become homeowners while battling cancer. This program supports the closing cost for cancer patients who become homeowners, giving them a place to call home and peace of mind.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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We provide financial assistance, support, and care boxes for cancer patients and their families.