Last year, Rock the Foundation attendees met ovarian cancer survivor Brandi Blanchfield and learned how MultiCare Regional Cancer Center (MRCC) staff and donor support helped her heal.
Every year, cancer affects more than 4,500 people in Pierce County alone. As the second leading cause of death in the U.S. — and the first in Pierce County — a cancer diagnosis like this can understandably cause patients like Brandi and their loved ones to plan for the worst. Fortunately, when cancer is caught early, individuals can be matched with the right doctor who can provide the right treatment at the right time, helping them recover as quickly and as fully as possible.
MRCC supports patients by bringing together the area’s top doctors to deliver nationally recognized cancer care close to home. In 2022, the center treated more than 15,000 patients in the South Sound, including 6,258 new consults. To ensure these individuals feel confident throughout their cancer journey, MultiCare connects them with doctors, nurses and other specialists from early diagnosis and treatment to support and survivorship. As the only comprehensive network of cancer centers in South Puget Sound, the MRCC is a place where people across Pierce County can access compassionate care, regardless of their financial situation.
Your gifts at Rock the Foundation 2023 will help advance MultiCare’s oncology programs and services, supporting earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Together, we can help cancer patients in South Puget Sound receive the highest quality care and support, helping them get through one of the most difficult times of their lives.