The ECHO Cancer Foundation - ECHO Associates

A Beacon of Light on Your Cancer Care Journey


The ECHO Cancer Foundation

The ECHO Foundation is a unique, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support services, guidance, and education to cancer patients and their caregivers. Our goal is to address each patient’s individual needs so that no one lacks care or comfort while living with cancer.

Starting over 20 years ago, the Foundation has continued to grow in our ability to support patients and caregivers. While initially led and operated by volunteers, we now have an Executive Director and an involved Board of Directors that meets quarterly. The Foundation is funded by generous corporate, business, and individual donations.

This year, we continue to reach new levels:

  • Since July of 2023, $47,000 of financial support was provided:
    • $23,000 covered transportation costs
    • $7500 supported patients with holistic services
    • $17,000 was allocated to pay for nutrition, groceries, office snacks, and rent assistance
  • Our Annual Gala raised almost $60,000 to support the Foundation in 2024
  • Over 150 patients were assisted by the Foundation

Grateful to Our Volunteers

Volunteers play a key role is the ECHO Foundation. Our carefully vetted volunteers have faced cancer themselves or with a family member. Our volunteers are frequently onsite to help you find your way through your cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are here every morning in the infusion center to: 

  • Help patients and families understand what to expect
  • Provide helpful hints on dealing with side effects
  • Offer suggestions regarding meals and nutrition
  • Communicate with your nursing team to ensure that patients get the counseling or support they need
  • Encourage patients and illustrate that there is a light at the end of the tunnel

We do whatever it takes to focus on the small stuff, creature comforts, so our patients can focus on one thing – getting better.

To learn more about our services or to reach us, please contact our Executive Director, Mary Brown at: