Cause

Cancer Care

Join the Fight

Ensure the best cancer care is available for everyone

With your help, there is hope for people with cancer

People in the Mahoning Valley depend on Mercy Health's cancer experts for life-saving treatments

Your donation to any of our cancer services is an investment in the advancements, state-of-the-art technology, medical training and compassionate care for every person diagnosed with cancer. Donations ensure community screenings and education help people prevent cancer or detect it in early, treatable stages. And our oncology focused facilities are modernized and updated to ensure cancer patients have a comfortable environment while receiving treatments.

You can designate your gift to the Cancer Care Fund to support the full complement of oncology services available at Mercy Health or direct your donation to a specific cancer-related program or facility.

Cancer Care Fund

Your donation to the Cancer Care Fund gives Mercy Health the flexible funding to address the evolving needs for cancer care here in the Mahoning Valley. Charitable giving allows for ongoing facility updates, new medical technology and equipment to diagnose and treat many types of cancer, financial assistance for cancer patients, and even a nutrition program that helps patients get healthy foods through a partnership with an organic farm. No matter the latest need to battle cancer, Mercy Health has the resources available to provide new services that save and improve the lives of people with cancer.

Make a Difference

Support cancer services for Youngstown and the Valley

Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center

The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) provides award-winning breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment by a team of specialists, all under one roof. For those battling cancer, having the JACBCC here in Youngstown removes the burden and expense of seeking treatment an hour or more away from home. 

Since before the Center opened, donor support has been vital in providing this needed service for our community. Donations to the Foundation for the Joanie Abdu Center are used to purchase the latest technology and equipment, maintain the facility and make needed updates, build a healing garden, launch the Joanie on the Go mobile mammography unit and expand the Center to additional sites in new locations.

With your help, the JACBCC can continue to deliver the most accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services available in an environment of compassionate and coordinated care.

Save a Life

Provide all the resources for breast cancer care in one convenient location, close to home

Joanie's Promise

A gift to Joanie’s Promise ensures that anyone in our community in need of diagnostic breast care services has access to the best care available regardless of their ability to pay. This patient assistance fund helps JACBCC patients that qualify financially receive free screenings, diagnostic testing, free care, transportation to appointments and other hardships faced by those in need.

Help Those In Need

Ensure breast cancer services are available for all

Mobile Mammography Unit

Known as “Joanie on the Go!,” the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit travels across northeast Ohio making 25-30 stops every month, visiting physician practices, schools, churches, businesses and more.

Donations ensure the mobile unit is well-maintained and updated with the same state-of-the-art mammogram technology that can be found in the JACBCC. Your support means women have a convenient option to get their annual screening and improve their odds of detecting any signs of breast cancer in an early and treatable stage.

Make an Impact

Help our Mobile Mammography Unit stay stocked and ready

Man Up Mahoning Valley Prostate Cancer Fund

Did you know studies show men are up to 50% less likely to seek medical care? That's why donations for our Man Up Mahoning Valley program are so important. Your support helps raise awareness about the importance of routine prostate cancer screenings and encourage men to prioritize their health. 

The fund supports prostate cancer screenings, awareness events like No Shave November and provides funding for a cancer navigator to assist cancer patients. It also enables our focused programming that encourages African American men—who are at higher risk of developing prostate cancer—to prioritize their wellness.

Improve Men's Health

Provide education and resources to men in the Valley

Mercy Health's Cancer Centers in the Mahoning Valley

You can direct your gift to one of our dedicated cancer facilities, ensuring quality life-saving cancer services are available for everyone in communities across the Mahoning Valley. Donations help with facility updates, new equipment and technology to find and treat cancer, financial assistance for qualifying cancer patients, and supportive services that help people navigate their cancer care and prioritize their physical and emotional wellness. 

Mercy Health — St. Joseph Warren Hospital Cancer Center

Warren, OH

Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Cancer Center

Youngstown, OH

Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Cancer Center

Boardman, OH