The MCA receives financial support from a number of sources including: The University of Kansas Cancer Center, membership fees, grants, and donations from community and corporate organizations and individuals. This goes toward supporting MCA's cancer research, prevention efforts, and survivorship programs and services.
Over the past five years, the State of Kansas has provided up to $5 million per year to The University of Kansas Cancer Center to support and maintain National Cancer Institute designation. This funding allows the MCA to provide up to 50 percent in matching funds for Kansas members' annual dues and help enhance members' clinical trials infrastructure, outreach efforts, and education programs.
Direct Giving through KU Endowment
Individuals and organizations can show their support for advancing cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship in the Heartland through MCA's Outreach and Education Endowment Fund.
Driven to Cure
Show your support for breast cancer awareness with the Kansas "Driven to Cure" license plate. This distinctive plate displays your commitment to those affected by breast cancer. Kansas county treasurers are authorized to accept a $50 contribution for the license plate when you pay your annual state tag fees and vehicle taxes. Locate your local county treasurer’s office by visiting the Kansas County Treasurers Association website.
Event and Volunteer Support
The MCA partners with many organizations that host special cancer-related events and programs throughout the year. Listed below are several of those organizations where individuals can donate their time and talents.
Kansas Masonic Foundation
The Kansas Masons have supported The University of Kansas Cancer Center for more than 40 years, contributing more than 30 million dollars to KU Cancer Center research. In recognition of a generous gift of five million dollars from the Kansas Masons, the Midwest Cancer Alliance changed its name to the Masonic Cancer Alliance in 2019.
Leave a Legacy Foundation
The Leave a Legacy Foundation's mission is to strengthen the cancer resources and treatments available to those in western Kansas.
Outpacing Melanoma is dedicated to funding research and increasing awareness in the fight against melanoma. The organization supports MCA cancer screening efforts and sun safety education programs like Pool Cool.
Tour de BBQ
Tour de BBQ supports The University of Kansas Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic, a program - developed in partnership with Children's Mercy - for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer.