Giving people
a break from Cancer

For Pete’s Sake enables cancer patients and their loved ones to strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships by creating unforgettable and lasting respite vacations.

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Inquire about our program

Are you or someone you know interested in our program? Only Oncology Team members are permitted to make a nomination to our program, and new nominators must undergo a brief in-service to learn about our mission and guidelines. Please contact us using the appropriate form below and we’ll contact you within 72 business hours.

Patient? Oncology Professional?

Are you a friend or family member of a cancer patient? Contact us and we’ll explain how our program works. Or simply give our website information to the oncology professional involved in the patient’s treatment and have them complete the form above.

Get Involved with FPS

Can’t give a financial contribution? There are many great ways to help people take a break from cancer. FPS hosts several major events throughout the year, and also many community organized events. We are always looking for hosts, sponsors, donors and volunteers.

Learn How

Are you an adult cancer patient? Our mission is to provide adult cancer patients, their caregivers and their children with a break from cancer at one of our respite locations. Respite locations are decided based on availability and we cannot promise a specific respite location when you inquire.

Are you a healthcare professional? If you are a first time nominator, you must schedule a brief phone in-service to educate yourself with our mission and guidelines. If you are a repeat nominator, please feel free to submit your nomination via the forms you have on file.

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For Pete's Sake, Walk!

For Pete’s Sake, Walk! is a 3-mile fun walk at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies!

Walkers round the stadium concourse as they celebrate the beauty of relationships in their lives and the strength of those who battle cancer. Following the 3-mile route around the concourse, walkers round the bases on the field (weather permitting) and have their photo taken in the dugout!

This event is family friendly (strollers permitted) and is a unique bonding experience to share with friends, family, community groups and coworkers! We'll have fun activities for the kids, yummy snacks and beverages, entertainment and special mascot visitors.

We hope that you'll join us and help prove that love is greater than cancer. Your support will help adult cancer patients, their caregivers and their loved ones take a break from the grueling effects of a cancer diagnosis. Join us for a one of a kind event!