In 1984 a local group of pioneering women joined forces to establish a nonprofit dedicated to fundraising to support the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC). They had one goal in mind: make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Our founding members include Edith McAllister, Lois Yancy and first president Jane Cole. Since then the members the now SA Cancer Council have worked to raise awareness of and funds for the newly named Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Today, our all-volunteer organization continues to work tirelessly to host multiple fundraising events that benefit the Mays Cancer Center. More than $6M in funds raised support cutting edge research and patient assistance.

Thank you to our members for your commitment and dedication to helping us in the fight against cancer by providing financial and volunteer resources for research, treatment, education, community outreach and patient assistance.