The SA Cancer Council is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that funds the fight against cancer.

Established in 1984, the mission of the SA Cancer Council is to provide financial resources for patient assistance services and cancer research, in support of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in our area. Because of your generosity, the SA Cancer Council has donated more than $6 million dollars to the Mays in support of our mission. Direct donations and funds raised at our events involve hundreds of members throughout the greater San Antonio community. As a result, we can provide financial and logistical support to patients in need and fund cutting-edge clinical research to help prevent and eradicate cancer.

Serve the immediate needs of patients

Every year, the Mays Cancer Center serves 4,000 newly diagnosed patients with the medical treatment, nutrition, and social services they need.

Your donation supports patient transportation to and from cancer treatments, food in the form of gift certificates and a well-stocked food pantry, nutritional supplements, counseling and more.

Council volunteers also work with patients directly. They provide companionship, identify support resources, and assemble clinical trial kits, among other initiatives.

Every penny of your donation supports cancer patients in San Antonio and South Texas.

Serve the future through research

Research not only is the gateway to new cancer treatments, it is key to preventing cancer altogether. 

The SA Cancer Council raises approximately $150,000 a year for critical research, including pilot studies, performed by world-renowned San Antonio-based researchers.

Just a few of the studies funded, through your generosity, include breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and colon cancer. We have also funded a $1 million distinguished endowed oncology chair, as well as $750,000 for the Breast Cancer Clinic’s Educational Suite.

With your support, we can accomplish even more.