Heroes
Mission

To provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention and resources to advance research for a cure.

Support

Cancer doesn’t take over part of your life – it takes over all of it. Which is why cancer care must extend beyond medical treatments to provide emotional, financial and educational support – and not just for the patient. Caregivers navigating scary and uncharted territory need guidance and support themselves.

Prevention

Up to 95% of cancers have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. A person’s family history does not necessarily determine their chances of developing cancer. This is why cancer prevention in the form of lifestyle changes and early-detection initiatives is so important.

Research

To empower bright minds in cancer research, to invest in developing new ways to fight cancer, and to inspire a breakthrough to save lives and ultimately cure cancer – research funding is crucial.

“Research is where the hope lives.”

- Dr. Kelvin Lee, Director of the Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

SUPPORT

In 2020, the Heroes Foundation supported cancer patients by funding programs that help them claim their life back.

$25,000 to the CompleteLife Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

$15,000 for the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund at Community Health

$2,570 to support healthcare heroes during the pandemic with Pay It Forward Friday (#PIFF) lunches  

TOTAL: $42,570 to support those battling cancer

Impact in 2020

Thanks to our donors, partners, and supporters, the pandemic didn’t slow down fundraising for the Heroes Foundation. In 2020, we raised more than $500,000 to support our mission.

  • SUPPORT TO CANCER PATIENTS

    In 2019, our grants leveraged over $82,000 to help cancer patients fund food, medicine and gasoline. Watch to see why SUPPORT is so important to our mission.

    SUPPORT TO CANCER PATIENTS
  • EDUCATION TO PROMOTE CANCER PREVENTION

    It's not always easy to follow a cancer-fighting lifestyle in Indiana! (We love our pork tenderloins.) Follow these 4 tips for cancer PREVENTION.

    EDUCATION TO PROMOTE CANCER PREVENTION
  • RESOURCES TO ADVANCE RESEARCH FOR A CURE

    We set in motion innovative RESEARCH. In 2018, the Catherine Peachey Fund, a Heroes Foundation family member, awarded $250,000 to support the work of Dr. Hari Nakshatri.

    RESOURCES TO ADVANCE RESEARCH FOR A CURE

    Volunteer With Us

    Participate as a company, team, family or individual. Contact us to find out how your time and talents can do good as a volunteer for the cancer community.

    Join Our Family Of
    Corporate Partners

    Your business, organization or family can be a heroic advocate for the Indiana cancer community, helping us celebrate our 22nd year in operation.

    Explore the opportunities in the 2022 Corporate Partnership Program.

    SUPPORT

    In 2020, the Heroes Foundation supported cancer patients by funding programs that help them claim their life back.

    $25,000 to the CompleteLife Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

    $15,000 for the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund at Community Health

    $2,570 to support healthcare heroes during the pandemic with Pay It Forward Friday (#PIFF) lunches  

    TOTAL: $42,570 to support those battling cancer

    PREVENTION

    The mission of Project Militia is cancer prevention, promoting a healthy lifestyle, use of sunscreen, and early detection.

     

    In 2020, Project Militia distributed more than 300 bottles of sunscreen and lip balm with SPF.

    * Video was filmed in 2019

    RESEARCH

    In 2020, the Heroes Foundation funded research in excess of $190,000 to support cancer research. The results of these groundbreaking projects could impact cancer treatment and prevention, not just in the state of Indiana – but worldwide.

    $170,380 to breast cancer research through the Catherine Peachey Fund

    $10,000 to pediatric cancer research through Team JOEY

    $10,000 to jumpstart promising research through the SJP Research Fund

    TOTAL: $190,380 to fund cancer research in Indiana