The Upstate Foundation’s fourth annual Call In for Cancer event on October 20 raised $62,395 to support clinical care, education and biomedical research at the Upstate Cancer Center. The event was broadcast live from the Cancer Center in partnership with iHeartMedia’s NewsRadio 570WSYR and Y94, along with CNY Central. The Upstate Foundation thanks the generous Central New York community that came together in an impressive way to support current and future patients at the Upstate Cancer Center. The Foundation also expresses its thanks to all the volunteers who were truly the heart of the event and showed so much enthusiasm and compassion when talking with the donors.

Call In for Cancer

October 19, 2023 • 5 am – 6 pm

The Upstate Foundation's fifth annual Call In for Cancer, in partnership with iHeartMedia, Inc., will broadcast live on 570WSYR, Y94, and CNY Central  – sharing stories of hope and encouragement and how you can be a part of helping Upstate Cancer Center patients.

The Upstate Cancer Center is the region’s most comprehensive cancer care center, serving patients throughout our surrounding 17 counties with offices in Oneida, Oswego, Auburn, Binghamton, Cortland and the Mohawk Valley. We offer the most advanced outpatient treatment, clinical research studies, and support services. 

Each year, we move forward with new patient services, lifesaving research and clinical care advances. 


Sponsorship opportunities

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Choose from the following giving levels to have your gift can make an impact for patients and their familes.

$5 – Click here to support valet services
Valet services are available for all patients, and especially valuable to those who have mobility issues. ($5.00 is the fee for each service.)

$10 – Click here to support meal cards/lunches/gas ($10 per person) 
At times, patients are in treatment for hours; a little food goes a long way to making them feel better. A full lunch to our patients and caregivers beyond the nutrition items provided every day is a big comfort.

$25 – Click here to support gift cards
Patients face a wide variety of needs during treatment and a small gift card can really help with food or gas. Some patients travel hours to get to their treatment and this helps alleviate one less worry.

$25 – Click here to support co-pay assistance
The cost of cancer treatments adds up, even the co-pays. Many patients are seen multiple times a month or even a week. Assistance to offset the cost of co-pays is greatly needed by many patients. Example: $25 Copay – 4x/Month = $100

$550 – Click here to support iPads
Patients often spend a great amount of time at the Cancer Center during their infusion treatments. iPads are loaned to patients so they have access to movies, music, coloring pages, crossword puzzles and other apps to help keep them entertained during their chemotherapy treatments.

Other – Click here to support treatment and care of patients