We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that provides direct support for cancer patients & their families.
In 2020, a profound journey of hope and resilience began with Fighting Cancer Today (FCT), forged by the unbreakable bond between Cierra Johnson, a daughter, and founder, and Anita Johnson, a mother and co-founder. Their hearts, scarred by the relentless grasp of cancer, yearned to ease the burden faced by patients upon returning home from hospitals and treatments. In 2019, Cierra, a warrior who had triumphed over breast cancer twice, realized the profound need for essential non-medical support. Anita, a compassionate caregiver who had selflessly stood at the forefront of countless battles, joined forces with her daughter, and from their shared thoughts and dreams, FCT emerged, a testament to love's unwavering strength. Together, we pledged to walk side by side, embracing patients, families, and support teams united in their valiant fight against cancer. For we understand that our collective power shines brightest when we stand united, and our unwavering dedication echoes throughout the hearts of those battling in Southern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the surrounding areas.
- Fri, Oct 06La GalarieOct 06, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDTLa Galarie, 803 Public Square, Benton, IL 62812Oct 06, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDTLa Galarie, 803 Public Square, Benton, IL 62812🌟 Step into the Roaring '20s at Our Great Gatsby Gala! 🌟 - 🎉 Dress to Impress: Bring the '20s back in style! - 🎶 Live Music: Dance to golden era tunes! - 📚 Wellness Tips: Gain life-changing insights! Join us for an elegant evening where celebration meets empowerment.
- Sat, Oct 07Details to be shared upon RSVPOct 07, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDTDetails to be shared upon RSVP, Carbondale, IllinoisOct 07, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDTDetails to be shared upon RSVP, Carbondale, Illinois🌟 VIP Empowerment Pass: Your Golden Ticket to a Transformational Weekend! 🌟 All-Access: Enjoy full access to a weekend of glamour, relaxation, and wellness. Exclusive Benefits: A curated goodie bag, and exclusive networking opportunities Three Empowering Event Access.
- Sun, Oct 08Blue Sky WineryOct 08, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDTBlue Sky Winery, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958Oct 08, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDTBlue Sky Winery, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958🌿 Walk Into Wellness: Your Journey to Well-Being Starts Here! 🌿 - 🌳 Nature Walk: Explore the breathtaking scenery of Blue Sky Winery! - 🍽️ Nourishing Cuisine:Enjoy healthy and delicious dishes! - 🗣️ Expert Workshops: Gain valuable insights on wellness from the experts!
Creating a Community of Love and Support
"I'm so grateful for all Fighting Cancer Today has done. I no longer have to walk this journey alone. They show they care and I'm honored to be amongst such beautiful people."
Comfort Kits$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
Transportation$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.
Utilities$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.
Food$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.
Housing$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.
Home Ownership$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.