Why Join In On The Fundraising?

Why Fundraise?

Every dollar raised brings hope and healing to individuals and their families in the Washington, DC community who are fighting cancer at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Here are some of the ways fundraising is at work:

  • Expert Physicians Washington Cancer Institute physicians are national experts in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Customized Support Services – Cancer is life changing. The Cancer Institute’s goal is to provide compassionate and professional care to each patient, promote the healing process, and support patients every step of the way.
  • Clinical Trials – The Cancer Institute provides patients access to many clinical trials, which offer new treatments for cancer.
  • A Healing Environment – The Cancer Institute is a national model and regional leader of patient-centered cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Technology – The Cancer Institute is one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cancer centers and is a national model and regional leader of cancer treatment.

Fundraising Benchmarks*

In partnership with our sponsors, we’re excited to offer our top fundraisers these exciting recognition benchmarks:

  • Platinum Fundraiser – $1,000 Race to Beat Cancer 5K Sweatshirt 
  • Gold Fundraiser – $750 Race to Beat Cancer 5K Water Bottle
  • Silver Fundraiser – $500 Race to Beat Cancer 5K Phone Arm Band
  • Bronze Fundraiser – $250 Race to Beat Cancer 5K Bag

This list grows every day, be sure to check back for additional benchmarks and remember to read your monthly participant e-mails for fundraising tips.

*To be eligible for these exciting benchmarks, all fundraising money must be received by September 1, 2017. This includes all offline donations.


Use the Donation Form to manage cash or check donations. We need this form to issue tax receipts to any donations collected offline.