Cancer Research Month

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woman conducting cancer research

Not only do the medical professionals within the Texas Medical Center expertly treat patients that are facing the devastating disease known as cancer, they also conduct groundbreaking research on a daily basis. This National Cancer Research Month, Premier Patient Housing would like to highlight how you can help support Houston institutions as they continue to provide high-quality, innovative cancer research and care.


Make a Donation

Below are a few of the many great organizations and foundations  located right here in Houston that are helping cancer patients all over the globe.

CLL Global Research Foundation

The CLL Global Research Foundation’s primary mission is to accelerate research to abolish chronic lymphocytic leukemia. They are committed to contributing towards the control of CLL and ultimately finding a cure for the disease as quickly as possible. Through your donation, CLL Global Research Foundation will be able to provide financial assistance to research and clinical trials throughout the country and around the world.

The RITA Foundation

RITA (Radio-Isotope Therapy of America) Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established in Houston in 2004. RITA research and studies focus on personalized cancer diagnosis and therapy. RITA Foundation has initiatives in both clinical and research areas to fight against cancer. With a donation to the RITA foundation, you can help contribute to the continuation of their research into new and innovative cancer treatments and therapies.

donating money to cancer research


Overcome was established in 2012 to raise global awareness, fund research in search of a cure, and to provide financial support to underserved women in the U.S. as well as developing nations in their valiant fight against ovarian cancer. Not only does a donation to Ovarcome help to fund research, but also provides women in underserved countries in their fight with ovarian cancer.

Attend a Fundraising Event

Fundraisers are a great way to raise money for cancer research while having fun! Here are some cancer fundraising events happening in Houston later this year.


2021 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (October 2, 2021)

Susan G. Komen is uniquely structured to fund four pillars — research, care, community, and action. These focus areas work to find a cure, comfort and support those living with breast cancer, and advocate for access to care for all. Find more information about the event, including date, time, place and registration information here.

women walking in fundraising event

Boot Walk to End Cancer (November 6, 2021)

The Boot Walk to End Cancer is an annual fundraiser that provides support for patient programs, research, prevention and education initiatives at MD Anderson. One hundred percent of funds raised by participants directly advance MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. There is no registration fee but participants  are encouraged to fundraise with no minimum fundraising requirement.  The walk will be virtual this year as to keep with COVID safety guidelines. All ages are welcome to participate! To find out how to give cancer the “boot”, event information can be found here.

Light the Night (November 13, 2021)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising research anywhere. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of their mission. Find out more about how you can participate in Light the Night here.

Shop Online

Help fund cancer research while shopping online. It’s easier than you think!


AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, including the Cancer Research Institute. Every item available for purchase on is also available on at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

woman shopping online helps funds for cancer research

Good Deed Seats

There are a lot of choices for buying tickets online, so why not get tickets and give something back too? From NFL to Broadway, there’s tickets available for an array of activities on With every purchase, GoodDeedDeats will make a five dollar donation to a charity of your choice, including The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR). The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded to support research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR is committed to Research for a Cure – cures for all types of cancers. Use the Code DONATECANCER at checkout.

iGive is an excellent and easy way to raise funds for the fight against cancer. Now you can use the purchasing power of shopping online to help The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)  research programs. By simply signing up and downloading the browser to your computer, you can support breakthrough research that is helping to save lives every day.


Vehicle Donation

Have a “hunk of junk” you’re looking to get rid of? Donate it to help fund cancer research!

American Cancer Society

Rather than selling or trading in your used car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or boat on a trailer, consider donating it to the American Cancer Society. Your car donation will help save lives that might otherwise be lost to the disease by funding lifesaving research, education, advocacy, and free patient service programs.  In three simple steps, you can help could bring hope to cancer patients. The American Cancer Society accepts running and not-running vehicles with transferable titles. Not only is the process free and easy, but your charitable vehicle donation may be eligible for a tax deduction. Learn more about how to donate your car here.

man donating car for cancer research

American Institute for Cancer Research

American Institute for Cancer Research focuses on the link between diet and cancer, and invests in cutting-edge research and educating the public about the results. Today, they continue to fund research in the field of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment and survival. Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to American Institute for Cancer Research by simply completing this form.


Groundbreaking developments in research are happening every day thanks to those that support and donate. We encourage you to give what you can this National Cancer Research Month, even if it’s just your love and support to a friend or family member whose life has been affected by cancer.











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