WAYS TO GIVE

Fundraising Events

Donating & Ways To Give

Fundraising Events

Donating & Ways To Give

Support Cancer Patients
& Their Loved Ones

All programs at Cancer Support Community Montana are offered free of charge, but they are not free of cost. Our fundraising events are an important way to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families and the Cancer Support Community Montana. Please plan to join us for our 2024 Annual Fundraisers.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS

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There are a number of fundraisers in Bozeman and Missoula, and a number of golf tournaments across Montana.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Missoula, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Missoula Canyon River)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Missoula Canyon River - June 28th
Bozeman, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Bozeman Valley View)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Bozeman Valley View - July 9th, 2024
Anaconda, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Anaconda Old Works)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Anaconda Old Works - July 26th, 2024
Helena, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Helena Green Meadow)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a two-day golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments,...
Helena Green Meadow - August 6 & 7, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Cruisin’ On Main Car Show

In collaboration with Downtown Bozeman Association, we participate in the Cruisin’ on Main car show with your favorite automobiles.
Save the Date: August 18, 2024
Missoula, MT

Rays of Hope Gala Missoula

Our inaugural Missoula gala will bring the community together to celebrate the work of Cancer Support Community Montana. We want our supporters to enjoy an evening with friends, sh...
Friday, September 20th
Bozeman, MT

PNKBZN & Community Giving Month

Each October, Cancer Support Community Montana partners with Montana State University Athletics, the Downtown Bozeman Association, Bozeman Health and the Advanced Medical Imaging t...
Save the Date: Date October, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Rays of Hope Gala

The annual gala, Rays of Hope, is Cancer Support Community Montana’s largest fundraiser and supports year-round education and exercise programs, support groups, and individual coun...
Save the Date: October 18, 2024 Tickets On Sale: September 2, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Dodgeball Tournament 2025

Are you ready to duck, dip, dive, and dodge your way to triumph?
2025 Date TBD
Bozeman, MT

Give Big Gallatin Valley 2025

Each year, Cancer Support Community participates in One Valley Community Foundation’s Give Big Gallatin Valley initiative, which is a 24-hour online and live celebration of giving ...
2025 Dates TBD
Missoula, MT

Missoula Gives 2025

Missoula Gives is a 26-hour celebration of giving and philanthropy. Please join us in giving to Cancer Support Community to support your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers im...
2025 Dates TBD
Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT

Food Truck Festival 2025

2025 information coming soon!
2025 Dates TBD

Past Fundraising Events

Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT

Food Truck Festival 2024

Mark it on your calendar and tell your friends, this event is going to be so much fun! Come out for some amazing food trucks to support our incredible cause. See you then!
May 10, 2024 in Missoula May 17, 2024 in Bozeman
Bozeman, MT

Give Big Gallatin Valley 2024

Each year, Cancer Support Community participates in One Valley Community Foundation’s Give Big Gallatin Valley initiative, which is a 24-hour online and live celebration of giving ...
May 2-3, 2024
Missoula, MT

Missoula Gives 2024

Missoula Gives is a 26-hour celebration of giving and philanthropy. Please join us in giving to Cancer Support Community to support your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers im...
May 2-3, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Dodgeball Tournament 2024

Are you ready to duck, dip, dive, and dodge your way to triumph?
23 March, 2024
Bozeman, MT Anaconda, MT Helena, MT Missoula, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2023

Swing Fore Hope is a one-day exclusive ladies' golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in the annual Swing Fore Hope golf tournament, ...
2023

Bozeman Events

Bozeman, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Bozeman Valley View)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Bozeman Valley View - July 9th, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Cruisin’ On Main Car Show

In collaboration with Downtown Bozeman Association, we participate in the Cruisin’ on Main car show with your favorite automobiles.
Save the Date: August 18, 2024
Bozeman, MT

PNKBZN & Community Giving Month

Each October, Cancer Support Community Montana partners with Montana State University Athletics, the Downtown Bozeman Association, Bozeman Health and the Advanced Medical Imaging t...
Save the Date: Date October, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Rays of Hope Gala

The annual gala, Rays of Hope, is Cancer Support Community Montana’s largest fundraiser and supports year-round education and exercise programs, support groups, and individual coun...
Save the Date: October 18, 2024 Tickets On Sale: September 2, 2024
Bozeman, MT

Dodgeball Tournament 2025

Are you ready to duck, dip, dive, and dodge your way to triumph?
2025 Date TBD
Bozeman, MT

Give Big Gallatin Valley 2025

Each year, Cancer Support Community participates in One Valley Community Foundation’s Give Big Gallatin Valley initiative, which is a 24-hour online and live celebration of giving ...
2025 Dates TBD

Missoula Events

Missoula, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Missoula Canyon River)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Missoula Canyon River - June 28th
Missoula, MT

Rays of Hope Gala Missoula

Our inaugural Missoula gala will bring the community together to celebrate the work of Cancer Support Community Montana. We want our supporters to enjoy an evening with friends, sh...
Friday, September 20th
Missoula, MT

Missoula Gives 2025

Missoula Gives is a 26-hour celebration of giving and philanthropy. Please join us in giving to Cancer Support Community to support your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers im...
2025 Dates TBD

Bozeman & Missoula Events

Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT

Food Truck Festival 2025

2025 information coming soon!
2025 Dates TBD

Other Located Events

Anaconda, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Anaconda Old Works)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments, which a...
Anaconda Old Works - July 26th, 2024
Helena, MT

Swing Fore Hope 2024 (Helena Green Meadow)

Swing Fore Hope Tournament is a two-day golf event featuring a dynamic atmosphere and a picturesque setting. Immerse yourself in one or all of our Swing Fore Hope golf tournaments,...
Helena Green Meadow - August 6 & 7, 2024

Organize Your Own Fundraising Event

We encourage you to be creative and organize your own fundraising event and donate the proceeds to Cancer Support Community Montana! These types of events are sometimes called third-party fundraisers. They are an effective, fun and efficient way to improve the lives of people impacted by cancer.

Whether it’s a bowl-a-thon, a cross-country hike or a wine-tasting event in your home, the key is to choose an event you can get excited about. This will look a little different for each person, but we’re here to help bring your ideas to life and give you the tools to be successful.

For Bozeman, contact Mackenzie at (406) 582-1600 or mackenzie@cancersupportmontana.org.
For Missoula, contact Sophia at (406) 317-5077 or sophia@cancersupportmontana.org.

To Learn More, Volunteer, Or Help

Contact Us

Contact Info

Bozeman (Office)

Chat with us

Reach out to us at info@cancersupportmontana.org

Our office

102 S. 11th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Call us

Ring us on (406) 582-1600

Missoula (Office)

Chat with us

Reach out to us at missoula@cancersupportmontana.org

Our office

2625 Briggs St / P.O. Box 5456 Missoula, MT 59806

Call us

Ring us on (406) 317-5077

Share with Us

Ideas & Feedback

If you have ideas or feedback for Cancer Support Community Montana, let us know by submitting the contact form or by calling Chris Darnell, CEO at (406) 582-1600 or chris@cancersupportmontana.org.

Share Your Experience
Encourage others in their personal journey with cancer by sharing your experience with the Cancer Support Community Montana. If you would like to share your testimonial, anonymous or named, please share your story using the contact form or by emailing info@cancersupportmontana.org.

We’d love to hear from you

Contact us regarding any concerns or inquiries.

OUR FAQ’S

Coping with cancer can be complex, but you're not alone. Explore our FAQs for guidance and support.

Frequently Asked Questions (Cancer)

Breast Cancer: Affects breast tissue, common in women but can occur in men.
Lung Cancer: Arises from lung cells, often due to smoking but can affect non-smokers.
Colorectal Cancer: Develops in the colon or rectum from precancerous polyps.
Prostate Cancer: Affects the prostate gland, common in older men.
Skin Cancer: Primarily caused by UV radiation exposure.
Bladder Cancer: Develops in the bladder, often with blood in urine.
Melanoma: Originates in skin pigment cells.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Affects the lymphatic system.
Leukemia: Rapid production of abnormal white blood cells.
Thyroid Cancer: Affects the thyroid gland in the neck.

Surgery: Removes cancerous tumors or tissues, typically for localized cancers.
Chemotherapy: Uses drugs to kill or inhibit cancer cells’ growth, often combined with other treatments.
Radiation Therapy: Destroys cancer cells using high-energy rays, delivered externally or internally.
Immunotherapy: Boosts the immune system to fight cancer, targeting specific molecules.
Targeted Therapy: Interferes with specific cancer cell abnormalities to halt growth.
Hormone Therapy: Blocks hormones fueling hormone-sensitive cancers like breast and prostate cancer.
Stem Cell Transplant: Replaces diseased bone marrow with healthy stem cells to produce healthy blood cells.
Precision Medicine: Tailors treatment based on cancer genetics for more effective therapies.
Palliative Care: Focuses on symptom relief and improving quality of life for advanced cancer patients.

During your initial consultation, your healthcare team will discuss your diagnosis, treatment options, and develop a personalized plan. Treatment sessions may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, occurring at varying intervals. Expect potential side effects like fatigue, nausea, and changes in appetite, managed with supportive care. Follow-up visits are crucial for monitoring progress and addressing concerns. Seek emotional support from loved ones or professionals, and remember to maintain a healthy diet and pace yourself to manage fatigue. Build a supportive network and stay hopeful throughout your cancer treatment journey.

Cancer diagnosis involves reviewing medical history, conducting a physical exam, and ordering tests such as imaging, biopsies, and blood tests. Additional procedures like endoscopy or mammography may be needed. Once cancer is confirmed, staging helps guide treatment decisions, often with input from a multidisciplinary team of specialists.

It’s important to note that having one or more risk factors doesn’t mean you’ll definitely develop cancer. Likewise, many people who develop cancer may not have any known risk factors. Leading a healthy lifestyle, undergoing recommended screenings, and staying informed about your health can help reduce your overall cancer risk.

If you have concerns about your cancer risk or need support in managing your health, consult with a healthcare professional or reach out to cancer support organizations for guidance and resources.

Remember, everyone’s cancer experience is unique, so it’s essential to listen to your body and adjust your lifestyle habits accordingly. Be patient and kind to yourself as you navigate through treatment and recovery. If you have specific concerns or questions about maintaining a healthy lifestyle during or after cancer treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare team or cancer support organizations for guidance and support.

Frequently Asked Questions (Support)

Answer: Cancer Support Community Montana is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive psychological and social support to people with cancer and their families. Our services include support groups, educational workshops, mind/body programs, exercise and stress management programs, nutrition management, and networking/social activities.

Anyone and everyone impacted by cancer in Montana is welcome in our community. Many of our participants are individuals with cancer who desire to improve the quality of their lives and be an active partner along with their physicians and healthcare team. Men and women of all ages and all types of cancer diagnoses are welcome. People who have had cancer in the past and have completed medical treatments also attend to maintain their health while focusing on survivorship issues. Family, friends and support persons are also welcome. No referral is needed to participate in our programs and services.

Yes! We have specific groups designated for family and friends of a person with cancer. Individuals can come and share their experiences, learn ways to effectively support the person with cancer, and also learn how to take care of themselves during the process. We offer the support person an array of support groups, educational workshops and stress management programs.

Absolutely nothing! All programs and services offered at Cancer Support Community Montana are FREE OF CHARGE. Cancer Support Community Montana is a not-for-profit organization supported by community-minded individuals and businesses, charitable foundations and special fundraising events.

We invite you to attend one of our New Participant Orientation meetings to learn more about the programs and services we offer. Please refer to our program calendar for exact dates and times. If you can’t find a session that works for you, one-on-one orientation sessions are available by appointment – just give us a call at 406.582.1600!

Participants at Cancer Support Community Montana are able to choose the programs/services that they feel most comfortable with and that will help to improve their own well-being. Participants are never asked to participate in any program that they are not comfortable with. Some may choose to simply visit Cancer Support Community Montana rather than be alone.

No. Cancer Support Community Montana does not have a medical staff. Individuals seek their own medical treatment as they deem necessary.

No. The program is meant to support the treatment prescribed by the patient’s healthcare team and is not a substitute for conventional medical care. While the medical profession fights cancer on the physical front, Cancer Support Community Montana helps people with cancer learn techniques to help them fight on the psychosocial front.

Frequently Asked Questions (Participant)

Answer: Volunteering is a great way to give back or pay it forward in a meaningful way and have a real impact on the lives of others. And you’ll reap many personal benefits:

Knowing you’re helping to improve the lives of those impacted by cancer
Building connections with people who share your interests or expanding your professional network
Strengthening relationships with others through collaborative activities
Developing valuable skills
Fulfilling service hours
Improving your overall happiness, lowering your stress levels and increasing self-confidence (Seriously! Studies confirm it.)
Experiencing a sense of purpose and fulfillment
And more!

Answer: Volunteer as much and as often as you’d like! Some roles require a regular commitment (such as Front Desk Receptionist) while other roles are as-needed or one-time (such as event volunteering or landscape maintenance). We’ll work with your schedule to find a role that works for you.

Answer: At CSCMT, we want our members to take care of themselves, first and foremost, before assisting others. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup. We address the question of volunteering while being a participant on a case-by-case basis to assure that your needs are being met first as a participant and secondly as a volunteer.

Answer: Please do! Volunteering is a great experience to share with your friends, colleagues, or civic groups. To learn more about group volunteering please contact CSCMT.

Still have questions?

Still have question in mind? Please get in touch with our support team or write us an email.