Smiles: Circle of Life

Tahoe Cancer Center reception area

In June of 2012, we opened the doors to 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, a beautiful work of stonemason's art is situated at the entry of the cancer center with each space representing a contribution.

The Circle of Life is now complete.  Every patient who enters the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is now surrounded 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 includes:

  • Patient and Family Cancer Care Programs
  • Sustainability
  • General Campaign for Cancer Care Endowment

To learn more about the Circle of Life and the Community for Cancer Care Endowment, contact Martha Simon, Executive Director, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation at (530) 582-6329.

Offering Varian Trubeam

UC Davis Affilate

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program