Scripps Health Foundation

Support Scripps Cancer Care

Scripps Cancer Care is the only Integrated Network Cancer Program in Southern California accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics were also honored as high performing in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-2018. We focus on expanding access to early detection, screenings, diagnosis and survivorship services throughout the region and creating centers of clinical care excellence. Our patients come first, and our funding needs reflect our desire to improve each patient’s experience—every step of the way. 

Your gift will help us provide the most advanced cancer care and services to patients and their families. Donate today.

Partnering with the Nation’s Top-Ranked Cancer Center

Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are partnering to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego that will provide adult cancer patients greater access to world-renowned oncology care available throughout Southern California. Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center will take our patient–centered approach to a higher level with teams of oncology specialists supporting patient’s families in making informed, evidence-based medical decisions. Your gifts will help us expand our array of patient support services, including genetic counseling, nurse navigation, integrative medicine, palliative care, imaging services and social worker assistance. Donor level benefits are available for gifts of $5,000 and up.


Supporting San Diego's Largest Cancer Care Provider

In joining forces with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scripps now offers the most advanced care and treatment in the San Diego region. Here are a few ways the community has stepped up to support Scripps cancer care.

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Support Our Campaign for Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer treatment requires a team of physicians and clinicians. This capital campaign will fund unique multidisciplinary clinics that bring the physician and care teams to the patient—in one setting. These new multidisciplinary clinics are currently in the planning phase, led by our medical and administrative leadership. 

To facilitate streamlined care for our patients, as designed by Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, we will be building a northern and southern hub that organizes treatment for the patients in one setting. 

For naming opportunities at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla or Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, call Jamie Nelson at 858-678-7340 or

Learn more about the Scripps Mercy Cancer Center

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Give Hope Through Clinical Research

Because cancer research is evolving quickly, it is essential for Scripps to stay at the forefront of promising therapies. Clinical research provides access to the most innovative treatments before they are widely available and offers patients new hope of a brighter future.

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

Watch a video to learn more about our clinical research programs.

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Ease the Journey for Patients and Families

Our patient support services help ease the journey for our existing patients and approximately 5,000 patients newly diagnosed each year. Services include:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Nurse navigators and social workers
  • Patient education and resources
  • Integrative medicine, including nutritional counseling, acupuncture, yoga and exercise programs designed specifically for cancer survivors.

Additional services to improve the quality of life for those living with cancer include:

  • Wig program
  • Indigent care services
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship support
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Honor a Loved One or Caregiver

If cancer has touched your life, you can remember a loved one or acknowledge a caregiver with a meaningful tribute gift to help fund important programs and services at Scripps. You can direct your gift to a specific cancer program. Or you can share your story about a caregiver who made a difference and give an unrestricted gift that supports our greatest needs.

Make a tribute gift for a loved one and support Scripps Cancer Care.

Make a tribute gift to acknowledge your caregiver and support Scripps’ greatest needs.

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Build a Lasting Endowment

An endowment provides a perpetual source of financial support. You can help to ensure the vitality of Scripps clinical research and graduate medical education programs, state-of-the-art cancer care and compassionate support for patients and survivors.

Through a generous donation or planned gift, you can create an endowment or support one of our existing endowments:

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

To learn more about endowment gifts, contact Jamie Nelson at 858-678-7340 or

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Support our Scripps Cancer Centers and Programs

If you or a family member has received life-changing, compassionate care at one of our treatment, imaging or diagnostic centers, you can make a contribution directly to that center or program, including:

Hospital Programs

  • Scripps Green Cancer Center
  • Scripps Encinitas Cancer Care
  • Scripps Mercy Cancer Center
  • Scripps Stevens Cancer Center

Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Centers

  • Emily Fenton Hunte Breast Care Center
  • O’Toole Breast Care Center
  • Polster Breast Care Center

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