For Pete’s Sake – Providing Respite for Families Facing Cancer

Cancer touches us all; FPS unites families through respite and gives them a community to grow with, lean on and learn from forever. You can help us provide respite as part of integrative cancer care. Your donation will impact lives by improving family health outcomes for adult cancer patients, caregivers, and their children. Give now to make a difference.

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our impact

Respite Changes Lives

Respite has proven therapeutic benefits affecting family, mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, psychosocial and financial health. These benefits impact the patient and the entire family unit, including the caregiver and children. Annually, hundreds of our Oncology Professionals report outcome data to measure improvement in patients and their family’s ability to cope with cancer. Surveyed both pre- and post-respite in the clinical setting, these Nominators report, on average, an increase in coping as follows:

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Our Mission

Mission Statement

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation enables cancer patients and their loved ones to strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships by creating unforgettable and lasting respite experiences. Working with oncology professionals at over 100 hospitals and cancer centers, FPS provides transformative respite experiences to cancer patients (ages 21-55), their caregivers and their children and offers our families emotional support that assists them as their journey with cancer continues. Our respite program helps families recognize it is love, not cancer, that defines them.

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FPS Community Events

For Pete’s Sake hosts events throughout the year that not only raise funds to help families take a break from cancer but also provide an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the power of togetherness.

FPS Gala  |  2/3/24

FPS Gala | 2/3/24

Please celebrate with us and envision a future where every cancer family enjoys the healing power of respite. The night at Vie by Cescaphe will feature a gourmet seated dinner, fine beverages, a thrilling auction and a program highlighting the impact of respite! After dinner, dance to the music of our live band, Deja Blue, and celebrate the power of togetherness and community! Register now!

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | Spring 2024

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | Spring 2024

We walk so that families facing cancer never have to walk alone. Enjoy a family fun afternoon with mascots, yummy treats, an easy route within the stadium and the love of community.

NYC Happy Hour | Spring 2024

NYC Happy Hour | Spring 2024

Our signature NY event at Bounce Sporting Club brings together our generous NY region for a celebration! We take a break to toast friends and help families take a break from cancer.

Wine & Wardrobe  |  10/19/23

Wine & Wardrobe | 10/19/23

Thank you to all those that attended our Wine & Wardrobe on 10.19.23 at Flourtown Country Club! Together we sipped wine, enjoyed delicious bites from farm to table caterer Seedling & Sage, viewed our Respite Recipient models in clothes from our Fashion Provider, Cabi, and celebrated the mission of FPS! View photos from the event here!

Afternoon Tea | 10/19/23

Afternoon Tea | 10/19/23

Thank you for supporting For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation and our Afternoon Tea! It was a lovely afternoon enjoying delectable tea sandwiches, sipping delicious tea and reminiscing on fashion shows in the past. View photos from the event here!

Peter R. Bossow, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament | 9/18/23

Peter R. Bossow, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament | 9/18/23

One of our longest-standing events, this golf tournament embodies the spirit of our founder, Pete Bossow, Jr. Enjoy a day on the greens and a lively dinner!

#GivingTuesday is November 28!


Join us on November 28 for #Giving Tuesday to continue creating connections through respite! Your gift helps to build a support system for families facing cancer through Respite Experiences. Even better, you can double your donation! All gifts will be matched through the Gene Haas Foundation up to $10K!

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