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 15 years ago, the Foundation is now fully operated by volunteers who have faced cancer themselves or with a family member. The Foundation is funded by generous corporate, business, and individual donations.

Run By Volunteers

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.


The Second Annual Suzette Strickland Golf tournament

It was a beautiful day and great turn-out for the Second Annual Suzette Strickland Golf tournament. The event, held on September 15th, raised $18,500 to support our work at the ECHO Cancer Foundation! This tournament was launched in 2022 and was the brainchild of Charlie Strickland in honor of his wife Suzette, who was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in 2019. She was treated by Dr. Kapur and his fabulous team at ECHO and is now in remission. Having seen the financial struggles firsthand of fellow patients, the Strickland family has teamed up with The ECHO Cancer Foundation to raise money to support their amazing work.

Thank you to our team, our staff, the Strickland family, and our generous sponsors for making this event such a huge success! Click here for pictures.

Save the Date for Our Next Gala!

We are excited to announce that our 2nd annual Beacon of Hope Gala will be held on March 16th, 2024. Our first gala this past spring was a huge success and raised over $30,000 to support the amazing work of the ECHO Foundation. Click here for highlights of our 2023 gala. Stay tuned for details.

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