Get Involved

Whether you're a patient, family member, friend, or someone who just wants to help in the fight against cancer, there are many ways you can contribute.

Financial Contributions

game on cancer logoGame On Cancer

Game On Cancer is an ongoing partnership between the Detroit Lions and Henry Ford Health System. Game On Cancer provides assistance to patients that tackle barriers to cancer care and provides critical cancer research funding.

Every year, fundraising teams form to raise money for Game On Cancer, culminating in a celebration at Ford Field in December. The celebration is exclusively for Game On Cancer fundraising participants and includes entertainment, dinner, on-field football clinics and a meet and greet with the Detroit Lions team!

Visit the Game On Cancer website for more information.

You can also donate year-round to this foundation to help Henry Ford Cancer Institute patients overcome obstacles to treatment, support cancer research, and contribute to cancer programming.

The Importance of Support

A donation to our endowment fund is a gift that will help ensure access to supportive oncology services for years to come. To make sure your gift is directed to the supportive oncology endowment fund, mention the endowment on your donation form.

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Contributions of your Time

Donating your time is just as valuable as making a financial donation.

Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson
HFCI Volunteer Program Manager


Henry Ford has volunteer programs at each of our hospitals, and encourage community members to donate time and talent to our patients and hospital staff. Fill out our volunteer application and choose the location at which you'd like to volunteer.

If you have questions about volunteering for the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, send an email to

Become a Patient Advisor

If you or a family member has experiences to share about healthcare, you can use this knowledge help improve healthcare for current and future patients at Henry Ford Health System.
Some cancer types have specific patient advisory groups, such as the Head and Neck Cancer Patient Advisory Group. They meet once a month to:

  • Advise our head and neck cancer team
  • Improve the patient experience
  • Learn more about head and neck cancers
  • Mentor other patients

Based on your interests and level of commitment, there are many different opportunities to get involved with the Patient Advisory program. Learn more on their website or apply online today.

Patient Advisor FAQs

Connect with our Cancer Team 24/7

Call us at (888) 777-4167