Scripps Health Foundation

Support Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Care

Our partnership with MD Anderson in Houston, Texas means that our patients have access to the same outstanding, patient-centered care provided at the nation’s leading cancer center. The combined expertise of physicians and clinicians at Scripps and MD Anderson will assure our patients are getting the latest in treatment options.

Your gift to the fund for Scripps MD Anderson will go directly to providing our supportive services and expanding access to those services. These services can include:

  • Genetic counselors, nurse navigators, oncology social workers, and additional research, nurses and coordinators
  • Nutrition counseling, patient educational resources, integrative therapies to complement medical protocols
  • Standardization of quality in equipment across our sites
  • Lymphedema support
  • Transportation support
  • Customized patient record binders
  • Wigs, chemo caps and support groups


Your Dollars Make a Difference

Scripps is the provider of choice for nearly 4,000 patients who receive cancer care each year. Through philanthropy, we have been able to help patients access integrative medicine, genetic counseling, classes, support groups and financial assistance. Our donors have helped us build state-of-the-art facilities with leading-edge equipment, and broaden access to vital clinical trials that improve patient survival. Every dollar makes a difference.

See just a few ways our donors have helped Scripps fight cancer.

300 Chemo Caps

given to patients undergoing chemotherapy each year to provide warmth and comfort.

Nurse Navigator Program

offering personalized, compassionate care to patients and their families during cancer treatment.

500+ Warm, Soft Blankets

provided to one of our newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Learn about the Breast Cancer Blanket Program.

Support Our Capital Needs for Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer care is delivered in over 20 sites across the county. Capital funding benefits the buildout and equipment necessary to provide standardized care throughout the county. 

To facilitate streamlined care for our patients, as designed by Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, we will be building two main hubs in the county: Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center Torrey Pines and Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center Mercy. Multidisciplinary clinics where doctors come to meet around the patient will be located in these hubs as well as within each hospital campus.

For naming opportunities at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center sites, call Jamie Nelson at 858-678-7240 or

Dr Laura Goetz – Oncology Page – 980×700

Give Hope Through Clinical Research

At Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, cancer research will play a vital role. Clinical research can extend life for many patients and our partnership will provide a dedicated line to some of the most advanced treatments available.

Your contribution helps support life-extending clinical trials, including:

  • GI/biliary/pancreatic cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Melanoma and skin cancers
  • Prostate cancer

For more information on clinical research in cancer, contact Julie Mathew at 858-554-2043 or

Proton Center – Oncology Page – 980 × 700

Build a Lasting Endowment

An endowment provides a perpetual source of financial support. Through a generous donation or planned gift, you can endow a program close to your heart. Smaller donations may be made to already existing endowments benefiting:

  • Cancer research
  • Medical education
  • Patient care
  • Indigent care
  • Medical directorships

To learn more about endowment gifts, contact Jamie Nelson at 858-678-7240 or