Who On the Line Foundation Supports
The ON THE LINE FOUNDATION raises funds to support prostate cancer education programs and research initiatives for finding a cure for the disease. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ON THE LINE Campaign - an awareness and education initiative that provides resources to men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer or are living with the disease. All monies raised go directly to support prostate cancer education programs and research initiatives. The below are direct beneficiaries of the ON THE LINE Foundation:
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network is a source of peer-to-peer support and free materials for people to make informed choices on prostate cancer detection and treatment options and take charge of managing their disease. Inspired by the progress made in the fight against breast cancer, the grassroots organization was founded in the Chicago-land area in 1990 by five prostate cancer survivors and their families who recognized that "cancer affects us, too." The non-profit has an educational webpage, newsletters, Helpline, social communities which offer support and information and a network of 325 support group chapters worldwide where survivors and their family members offer one another advice, education, perspective and hope under the premise of "To know the road ahead ask those coming back."
The mission of Us TOO is to help men and their families make in- formed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy. The SEA acronym representing Support, Education, and Advocacy is behind the SEA Blue campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer and the services of Us TOO. Blue is to prostate cancer as pink is to breast cancer. As a voluntary health organization, Us TOO is a member of the National Health Council and has achieved compliance with the Council's Standards of Excellence Certification Program, maintaining the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and public stewardship.
Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 36,000 registered nurses and other health care professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and health care professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care re- sources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support.
Nurses, as health care providers who spend the most time with patients, know what their patients need and want. Emerging trends in cancer diagnosis and treatment mean that the majority of patients live at least five years beyond diagnosis resulting in a long-term relation- ship among patients, families and caregivers, and oncology nurses. Cancer care requires a team approach, and oncology nurses educate patients and families about their treatment plan as well as important new supportive therapies that will help reduce and manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
For over 35 years, ONS has equipped oncology nurses around the world with the education and evidence they need to keep pace with the rapid advancement in cancer treatment and to provide quality cancer care. ONS will continue to provide the resources for nurses caring for patients with cancer and collaborate with our colleagues to ensure that health care changes deliver quality and access for all with a cancer diagnosis.
ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer
As ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we commit our-selves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease, but also to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life; with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering, and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.
To accomplish our goal, we provide comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk and conduct free prostate cancer testing throughout the country. We increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and we fund local grants to end the disease.
We now look to the future to achieve our ultimate goal of creating a life-giving legacy for our sons and grandsons: the first generation of men who are free from prostate cancer - "Generation ZERO."
Join us in creating this new generation, where prostate cancer becomes an obsolete health condition, much like polio. This new day is coming sooner than you may think.
Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC)
The Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) was founded in 1989, and is a non-profit organization. Our mission as a leading innovative organization in prostate health is to continue to Set the PACE in early detection, awareness and research for all prostate health conditions. Our work saves and improves the lives of men, and their loved ones, through research, providing free early detection, and increasing awareness on the importance of early detection of prostate cancer, available treatment options for the disease, and other men's health issues.
As the founder and coordinator of the national Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (PCAW) Program, we have become one of the largest and most successful health screening projects in the world. Through our network of hundreds of hospitals, clinics, private physicians and health centers we have brought free screenings to nearly 5,000,000 men for prostate cancer and many other health issues.
PCEC is also a national leader in increasing awareness and education on prostate disease through a wide variety of forums with an expansive reach. Our innovative team and pioneering programs are used industry wide as models for education and awareness campaigns. Our work includes the development of model programs widely utilized by others, such as the Tackle Prostate Cancer program partnering with professional football teams in community events, and the PACE Race Series serving as the nation's first race series dedicated to prostate cancer.
About the Conquer Cancer Foundation
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was established by doctors...for patients. Our mission is conquering cancer worldwide by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge. Our vision is to create a world free from the fear of cancer. Our work is fueled by the passion and expertise of more than 30,000 oncology professionals who are members of our affiliate organization, ASCO.
We fund initiatives spearheaded by the Foundation itself, by ASCO, and by program partners that stand among the most passionate, respected organizations working today in the global campaign against cancer. We focus on every moment in which cancer touches a person's life - from prevention through survivorship - and support groundbreaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer.
Through our Grants and Awards Program, we fund the future of cancer research by supporting clinically relevant projects and dedicating resources to areas not typically funded by other organizations, such as palliative care and rare diseases. We fund young researchers at the dawn of their careers, at a time when energy and capacity for innovation outpace their years of experience - building a pipeline of talent that will enrich cancer care and research for years to come. Since 1984, we have awarded more than $77 million to 900+ researchers around the world in support of innovative research initiatives that bring us one step closer to conquering cancer.
We also support education and information for both patients and oncology professionals, which benefits the world today and creates new hope for the future, through:
- Helping to support the cost of Cancer.Net, the award-winning patient education website of ASCO
- Funding the creation and distribution of patient information materials to physicians' offices nationwide, and
- Funding the development of easily accessible publications, online resources, and educational meetings
People living with cancer - and those who treat them - must blend the art and science of clinical decision making with an exquisite appreciation for quality of life. At the Conquer Cancer Foundation, that clarity guides our decision making and touches every aspect of our work. Everything we do - the programs we support, the cancer research we fund - seeks to answer the most compelling clinical questions and meet the real-life needs of patients.
The V Foundation
The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad-based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy.
Since 1993, The V Foundation has raised more than $120 million and awarded more than 450 cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation.
The V Foundation started with the dream of Jim Valvano, the passionate and committed former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster, as he battled cancer. Wanting to see the battle through to victory, Valvano recruited friends and family to lead The V Foundation in his quest to eradicate the disease that ultimately claimed his life. With a dire need for early developmental, critical-stage grant support, the Foundation was formed to assist the brilliant young researchers that will eventually find cures for cancer.
A relatively young organization, The V Foundation has a strong presence in the scientific community that belies its youth. The Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of some of the top physicians and research scientists from prominent universities and cancer centers nationwide, assures that only the cancer research projects with the most potential are funded. Thus, grant recipients funded by The V Foundation have excellent reputations within the scientific community.
The V Foundation also takes great pride in its fiscal responsibility and is proud to announce that it gives 100 percent of all new direct cash donations and net event proceeds to cancer research and related programs.