• The mission of the CCHC Foundation is to serve those who have been touched by cancer by providing support and resources that focus on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.


The CCHC Foundation Funds

CCHC physicians and staff care for 40,000 patients annually and see significant need among their patients every day. There is a significant amount of financial need, but there is also the need to build educational awareness and literacy of diseases such as diabetes, stroke and cancer.  The CCHC Foundation addresses the emotional needs of patients and helps sustain support groups focusing on exercise, art therapy and counseling.  CCHC physicians and staff play an active role in referring patients to these programs of support.  

The CCHC Foundation has developed 2 funds to ensure those patients who are in financial need receive assistance and to improve the overall health of the community through various programs and initiatives. 


The Journey of Hope Fund:

Contributions are used to support the needs of patients suffering with cancer who may not be able to afford some aspects of their care. With the support of donors, the Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center can emphasize to patients that they are not alone in their battle with cancer. Frequently, the lack of transportation forms a barrier to medical care for these patients.  The Journey of Hope Fund provides relief in the form of gas cards for patients who might not be able to afford travel costs for local services such as radiation therapy. Financial assistance also provides medical supplies and equipment not covered by some insurance.  Journey of Hope purchases wigs for patients who cannot afford them.  When needed, supplies for cancer support groups are made available through this fund. A gift to the Journey of Hope Fund helps provide much needed treatment and medical supplies for cancer patients throughout the community.


The General Fund:

The General Fund provides funds for community outreach and education with special emphasis on programs focusing on heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Through the General Fund, The CCHC Foundation seeks and receives support from foundations and corporations for programs such as Diabetes Education as well as Smoking Prevention and Cessation. These grants combined with generous gifts from donors enable The CCHC Foundation to expand its programs to address the health care needs of patients living in Craven, Pamlico, Beaufort, Onslow and Jones Counties. Support groups for patients suffering from various illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke have been established with assistance from The CCHC Foundation.  A gift to the General Fund will support these impactful programs making a difference in the lives of many residing in eastern North Carolina. 


Bequests and Estate Gifts to the Foundation:

These gifts will support in perpetuity the work of The CCHC Foundation.  If interested in including The CCHC Foundation, establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust or gifting an insurance policy, please contact The CCHC Foundation at 252-633-HOPE (4673).     

The CCHC Foundation Giving Levels

$50 to $100

$101 to $250

$251 to $500

$501 to $1000

$1001 to $2500

$2501 to $5000

$5001 and above


At each level, the donors will be included in The CCHC Foundation newsletter and will be recognized in our Annual Report. Donors at the $1,000 Level and Above will be highlighted on The CCHC Foundation website.