In June of 2012, we opened the doors of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and launched the Community for Cancer Care Endowment. Since that time, over $1.2 million has been raised to support the endowment.
The Circle of Life is a beautiful work of stonemason's art is situated at the entry of the cancer center. Each space in the circle represents a generous contribution from members our community. The Circle of Life is now complete. Every patient who enters the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is now truly welcomed by community generosity.
Over 520 individuals and families made donations of $500 to $100,000 to have their name(s) or name(s) of loved ones inscribed alongside the names of other community members creating messages of hope. Best of all, donations made to the Circle of Life will continue to support cancer patients through the Community for Cancer Care Endowment which include:
- Patient and Family Cancer Care Programs A whole-person approach to cancer care that addresses the social, psychological, emotional, and functional aspects of a patient and caregivers journey
- Sustainability Fund Supports oncology services to attract and retain cancer care clinicians and oncology equipment to sustain Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.
- General Campaign for Cancer Care Endowment Programs to be determined over time that support cancer services within the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.
Our deepest gratitude to each and every person who helped complete the Circle of Life!