What We Do:

The Cancer Canknot Foundation is a survivor-founded non-profit organization on a mission to transform the cancer journey. Our unwavering dedication revolves around inspiring an optimistic mindset, unlocking an unknown strength, advancing cancer research and building an inclusive community that recognizes and celebrates resilience.

Who is eligible for a ‘Canknot’?

Cancer Canknot requests must meet these simple criteria:

If it’s a person(s) benefiting:
  • Person benefiting must have a current medical diagnosis of cancer (it does not need to be terminal).
  • Have not previously received a benefit from any wish-granting organization.
  • Reside in or currently be treated in Vermont.
If it’s an organization benefiting:
  • Must be an active 501(c)3 in good standing
  • The organization’s primary mission must be related to cancer research

Are Canknot’s limited?

Your Canknot can be for anything related to Cancer Canknot’s Core 4 Focus Areas:

Comforts

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Cancer Research

Knowing that human touch is a necessary, powerful and oftenoverlooked healing tool in someone's cancer journey, the CancerCanknot Foundation partners with CHEEKS Luxury Skin Clinic tooffer oncology approved facials to cancer patients.

Cancer Canknot Mindset

Knowing that human touch is a necessary, powerful and oftenoverlooked healing tool in someone's cancer journey, the CancerCanknot Foundation partners with CHEEKS Luxury Skin Clinic tooffer oncology approved facials to cancer patients.

Community

Knowing that human touch is a necessary, powerful and oftenoverlooked healing tool in someone's cancer journey, the CancerCanknot Foundation partners with CHEEKS Luxury Skin Clinic tooffer oncology approved facials to cancer patients.

Who Can Request a CANKNOT?

To respect the privacy of families we serve, people who may be eligible to receive a Canknot can be referred by:

  • Person being treated for cancer
  • Medical Professionals such as providers (doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant), nurse, social worker or child-life specialist
  • Parents or legal guardians
  • Family members with detailed knowledge of the person’s current medical condition

How to Start the Canknot Request Process:

All requests are initiated by completing a Canknot Request Form for eithera person or organization. Once an initial request form is received, someonefrom the Canknot Canknot Foundation will reach out to gather moreinformation. All requests received are reviewed by The Cancer CanknotFoundation’s Board of Directors on a periodic basis. We accept requests yearround, and do our best to accommodate requests in a timely manner. 

How did you hear about The Cancer Canknot Foundation?
Has this request been discussed with the person’s healthcare provider?
What is your relationship to the person?
Has the family/person approved of you making this Canknot Request?
Is person of benefit being treated for cancer in Vermont?
Has the person receiving the ‘Canknot’ benefited from any other grant or “wish-type” organization?
Which one of the Cancer Canknot Core 4 does this Canknot Represent:
Please use the following section to describe more about the need/request for this Canknot:
Please use this section to tell us more about the person(s) benefiting from this Canknot request
What is the best contact information for you: