Russel Hill Cancer Foundation is a 501©3 nonprofit organization based in Huntsville, Alabama. Our mission at Russel Hill is to aid in improving the lives of the North Alabama cancer community. In May of 2006, a group of local oncologists, researchers and concerned citizens met to discuss ways to better assist cancer patients, their families, and the community. Russel Hill Cancer Foundation was formed in the hopes to offer that support to the local cancer community through innovative research, cancer education efforts, and patient assistance. Since 2006, Russel Hill has grown tremendously. We are proud to serve 22 counties in North Alabama, as well as partner with over 32 health care providers and facilitate 32 grant programs.
At Russel Hill Cancer Foundation we believe in the idea of live local, give local. Any contributions made to the Foundation go directly back to patients and their families. Since 2006, no eligible patients have been turned away due to lack of funds. We have three main areas where our funds are focused: patient assistance, cancer education efforts, and cancer research.
When it comes to patient assistance, we want to help make not only the patient’s life easier but also the lives of those around them. Since our beginning, patient assistance has been a top priority for the foundation and a large portion of funds given are given directly back to the patients. Our goal is to provide assistance in a variety of different ways. Patient assistance can mean help getting to and from appointments, medication expenses, utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, hospice care, medical equipment, and so much more. We want to alleviate some of the stress that comes along with being a cancer patient or their caretaker.
The Russel Hill Cancer Foundation is committed to supporting education opportunities available to North Alabama area citizens and the medical community. Since the beginning, the Foundation has facilitated many different cancer education initiatives. These include support groups for patients and caretakers, oncology nursing conferences, quarterly oncology exhibit fairs, the Fit to Fight program with YMCA, and so much more!
Cancer research programs are an integral part of the cancer community. Researchers are leading the way to the latest innovations in cancer care. One day, we hope to see cancer completely eradicated. Until then, Russel Hill is proud to be a supporter of local cancer research efforts. We have partnered with research programs at Clearview Cancer Institute and HudsonAlpha Institute, among others, to aid in clinical trials and research trials.