eRATicate Cancer CruiseMoney Raised AND Given Away 2015-2021
- Various Patients, Families and Caregivers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, California, Texas and Arizona impacted by Cancer
- Cancer Research Organizations including Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Melanoma Research Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Canine Cancer Alliance
- Cancer Support Organizations including LUNGivity, Angel Foundation, Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin, Jacobs Heart, Relay for Life, St. Luke Comm League, Camp Quality, Lakeview Hospice, Adoray Home Care and Hospice
We raise money for those in need and to try to help eradicate this disease from the planet.
eRATicate Cancer Cruise is a 501c3 Non Profit organization in the United States registerd for a tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in the State of Minnesota. We raise money through car cruising events, sponsorships, auctions and raffles along with donations made in exchange for our logo wear and customized flags.
Each year we donate based on submissions made to our board members about people in need and whom have been impacted by Cancer. We have also donated to research and support organizations in memory of loved ones whom have passed.
If you know someone who could use some financial help and has been impacted by cancer, please email us at [email protected] or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
- Patients, Families and Caregivers 60% 60%
- Research and Support Organizations 25% 25%
- Adminstration 15% 15%
We respect the courage it takes not just to fight this complicated disease but also to ask for help when its needed. In many cases our donation recepients want to remain anonymous so we only post those who have given us permission to do so.
Melissa ‘Mo’ and her family from Poteau, OK
Mo lost her battle to lymphoma cancer just before the May 12, 2018 cruise in Arkansas/Oklahoma. The Arklahoma event was able to help her husband and two precious little girls during what we can only assume was the worst time of their life.
Chuck Wulf and his family attended the fall 2017, spring 2018, and fall 2018 Minnesconsin cancer cruises. Chuck was a cancer survivor and a recipient of a donation from the Minnesconsin event in the fall of 2017. Chuck’s family has attended and volunteered at each of these cruises and although Chuck lost his battle in November 2018, he will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts….his family will attend future cruises and support those who are still fighting. Several of his son’s and daughter in law are volunteering and helping to put on the Minnesconsin events.
Natalie was a 6 year old that had lived with chronic ear infections most hear young life. It was decided that she needed her tonsils out to hopefully end the cycle of her being sick all the time. In preparation for her tonsillectomy she needed a pre-op physical. It was on this day, May 1999 that will have forever changed Natalie’s life.
Blood work was done and it came back off the charts so they ran it again. Next thing we know is we’re headed to Children’s Hospital St Paul oncology for further testing. The Dr’s came up with a plan quickly and Natalie would head to The University of Minnesota for a bone marrow transplant. She was diagnosed with an adult form of leukemia called Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and the only treatment at that time treatment was full body radiation and high dose chemo for a few weeks.
It was 1 very long year post treatment, 22 admissions to the hospital. Mouth sores, numerous infections but Natalie made it. She recovered and lived 16 years cancer free.
Then April 2016 her cancer journey started again. This time it was Thyroid cancer due to the full body radiation from her leukemia treatment. The treatment for her thyroid cancer included radioactive iodine, several major neck surgeries and lots of tests and scans. The resilience and strength that Natalie continues to show is remarkable. She’s continued to take college courses to become a nurse and working when she can throughout her treatment and surgeries. This cancer journey isn’t over for Natalie and will continue for quite some time.
Those that have rallied around Natalie throughout her journey would like to thank this organization for all they do to help cancer patients. I hope you realize what you do makes a big difference. — From Natalie’s Mom