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The Friends Gala

Our Impact

All proceeds from the Gala directly benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s CancerCare and CardiacCare patient funds:


The CancerCare fund helps cancer patients in need with essential services and supplies they cannot afford such as nutritional supplements, medicine, transportation, lodging and more. It also provides lung cancer screenings free of charge and beneficial supportive services such as occupational, physical and speech therapy. The Saint Francis Healthcare System Cancer Navigator documented 3,105 patient interactions with the Cancercare fund in 2016.

CancerCare in 2017
Cancer Institute exterior


The CardiacCare fund provides assistance with cardiac rehabilitation and other necessary sevices and equipment for those patients who cannot afford them. This fund assists high-risk, un- and underinsured patients with follow-up cardiologist visits and provides needed supplies and equipment to patients in need to maintain their heart health.

CardiacCare in 2017

Please click here to make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one (please choose the “Pledge” donation type and enter “Friends Gala” in the form’s “Notes” section)


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Proceeds from the Saint Francis Foundation Friends Cash Raffle benefit the GoNoodle Children’s Fund.

Jefferson Elementary School

Saint Francis Foundation adopted Jefferson Elementary School this year, providing backpacks filled with food, ensuring that 100 families in need have food throughout both the week and the weekend. More information on the program.