Our Mission

Christmas Without Cancer identifies need and then provides gifts and basic necessities to Chicagoland families with members stricken with cancer so to allow the beauty of Christmas to shine through while family members find comfort in their devotion to one another.


Support for families can come in the form of cash or check donations, gift cards, toys for children or specific need items identified and listed by Christmas Without Cancer.



Christmas Without Cancer depends on volunteers like you. We invite you to join us in our mission of supporting those who are battling cancer.



Our 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk is around the corner. Please join us on Spetember 23, 2017.

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Christmas Without Cancer is a non-profit organization that provides holiday gifts, as well as basic necessities to local families that are stricken with cancer. The organization was started, in 2003, by an oncology nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center, in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She was moved by the struggles of families undergoing cancer treatments and the toll it takes on them emotionally, physically and financially. She began by “adopting” a family in need, asked friends and family for donations to provide Christmas presents and gift cards for gasoline and groceries.

In Their Own Words

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Our Sponsors

Binny’s Beverage Depot
Figel Public Relations
John Dermody
MNC Advisors
Friends of James Sexton
Porter Cullens
Mother Butter’s
Village of Everhreen Park
March 4 Meg
Affiliated Oncologists, LLC
John Dermody Foundation
LaGrange Oncology Associates
The Family of Betty Tunney
United Homeowners of Evergreen Park
Desmond & Ahern