Cancer Impact Stories

Your generosity fuels Henry Ford Cancer Institute’s mission and advances world-class cancer care through support for research, innovation and our patients. Here’s how our donors are making a difference for cancer patients in our communities.

Mort and Brigitte Harris: A Henry Ford Love Story

He was a World War II pilot; she was a war refugee. A serendipitous meeting would later bring Mort and Brigitte Harris together, creating a lifetime of love and giving. Now their love lives on in the new Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion.

U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation Supports Groundbreaking Cancer Research

The U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation, supported by the LaFontaine family, funds cancer research at Henry Ford Health System.

Cancer Survivor Gives Back Through Game On Cancer

Tracey Turnquist turned her gratitude for surviving cancer into a way to raise money for other cancer patients through fundraising with Game On Cancer.

Patient Receives Life-Changing Acupuncture Thanks to Henry Ford Game On Cancer

Game On Cancer supports life-changing acupuncture sessions for patients like Michelle Magee.

Catherine Prince Fund Helps Cancer Patients With Need

Having experienced firsthand the difficulties of cancer, Catherine Prince was determined to support patients in need, so she established a fund to assist with transportation and medication costs.

Pink Viking Game Scores a Big Win for Cancer Patients

Every season, the Jackson High School Vikings football team don pink jerseys emblazoned with the names of community members who have struggled with cancer to raise money for the Cancer Patient Needs Fund.

Game On Cancer Fuels Healthy Minds and Bodies Through ExCITE Program

Henry Ford Health System’s ExCITE program, funded in large part by money raised by Game On Cancer teams, supports cancer patients with reduced-cost exercise programs.

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