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Rays of Hope Campaign


Your gift today can help us empower more patients, more families and everyone impacted by cancer.

The Cancer Support Community Mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Locally, at Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, we offer evidence-based comprehensive cancer survivorship programming through a wide range of daily wellness and support activities along with a number of educational programs. So no one faces cancer alone.

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Thanks to the Cancer Support Community I was able to speak to the people who had actually been through the treatments and were able to tell me exactly what it would be like… it’s the one place where I felt comfortable enough to share my own story.

Erica Neal, Program Participant


Rays of Hope:

When people step through our glass front doors, the sun shines through to lift their spirits and remind them that cancer can be defeated. Here, they experience Rays of Hope. Through your donations, we can continue to provide Rays of Hope to the 10,000 Central Ohioans we serve each year and expand our reach to the communities in Franklin and the six surrounding counties.

The Need

Last year, more than 60,000 Ohioans learned that they have cancer. In fact, half of all men and a third of all women will get this news at some point in their lifetime. With the prevalence of cancer increasing daily, the need to support cancer patients and their families through educational programming is greater than ever.

The Master Plan

We’ve set a $1.1 million goal for the Rays of Hope campaign, which is critically important to expand our ability to touch the lives of those impacted by cancer. To meet our mission, we must fund the expansion of long-term cancer survivorship programming and retire the debt on our welcoming new home at 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus. You can help today through a one-time gift, a pledge of financial support, including Cancer Support Community in your estate and planned giving, or through the purchase of one of our commemorative gift options.


The Impact

Our mission is far reaching, impacting more than 10,000 Central Ohioans each year from Franklin and six surrounding counties. Options.


98% say CSC increases hope

See a decrease in psychological distress

Free programs per month

Programs help families

Feel less alone

Participants each year

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio feels like a home away from home—a place where I can go and just be me. From my first visit here, I was immediately impressed. The support is great. It’s where my life turned around and where I learned to laugh again.

Karen Mittendorf, Program Participant

Commemorative Gift Options

The Building

The Building - $500,000

The entire facility may be named to honor an individual, family, or a corporate or foundation entity.


Wing of Hope

"Wing of Hope" - $150,000

The “Wing of Hope” fosters community and hosts all of our healthy lifestyle and wellness programs.


The Demonstration and Nutrition Kitchen

Demonstration Kitchen - $100,000

Participants learn how to cook cancer-smart meals.


Community Room

Community Room - $100,000

A multi-functional room for meetings, exercise and wellness activities, relaxation workshops and more.


Signature Welcome Area

Signature Welcome Area - $75,000

The most visible spot in the facility where staff and volunteers greet and welcome new participants.


Education & Resource Library

Education and Resource Library - $50,000

A library full of free resources to guide you through the continuum of cancer care.


Large Support Group Room

Large Support Group Room - $50,000

Private space for support groups and other group activities in a homelike setting.


Small Support Group Room

Small Support Group Room - $25,000

Private space for support groups and other group activities in a homelike setting.


Garden of Hope

Garden of Hope - $25,000

Your name will be incorporated into the new design of our entry landscape garden.


Family Matters Room

Family Matters Room - $15,000

A private room where staff and volunteers greet and welcome new participants and their families.


Kids Corner

Kids Corner - $15,000

A space with resources helping children cope with the affects of cancer on themselves or loved ones.


Pillars of Hope

Pillars of Hope - $10,000

These beams represent pillars of strength and CSC’s support of our participants.


You Can See Clearly Now Windows

You Can See Clearly Now Windows - $5,000

Floor-to-ceiling windows allowing light to shine, symbolizing Rays of Hope..


Rays of Hope Skylights

Rays of Hope Skylights - $2,500

Rays of Hope shine through our skylights, bringing natural illumination to our surroundings.


Cancer Support Community Center Ohio Blog

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Portia was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2019. She credits regular mammograms for early detection..... Read more.

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