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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Booking a vacation and want to help give an FPS family their own vacation? Like to shop on Amazon? Know a friend with cancer that would enjoy receiving a care package? Have a child that loves music? Click here to check out our favorite cause-minded companies that give a portion of their sales to FPS and support them today!


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! at Citizens Bank Park!


Let's put one foot in front of the other for families facing cancer. For Pete’s Sake, Walk! is a 3-mile fun walk (and we mean FUN!) 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 and have their photo taken in the dugout!

Walkers who reach their appropriate fundraising goals will get the opportunity to visit the locker room and batting cages (see fundraising page). Please note: registration fees do not count towards your fundraising goals. This event is family friendly (strollers permitted) and is a unique bonding experience to share with friends, family, community groups and coworkers! Come hungry and come early to enjoy face painting, contests, a selfie station, kids activities and snacks including tomato pie, soft pretzels, fresh fruit and beverages!

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