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.

Peter R. Bossow, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament | 9.16.24

Peter R. Bossow, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament | 9.16.24

One of our longest-standing events, this golf tournament embodies the spirit of our founder, Pete Bossow, Jr. We look forward to welcoming you again on 9.16.24 at two incredible golf courses. Register and learn more by clicking the button.

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!

FPS Gala  |  2/3/24

FPS Gala | 2/3/24

Thank you to all those who attended our Gala this year. We look forward to hosting you again next year. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, view our photos from this year!

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | 4.28.24

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | 4.28.24

Thank you to the over 2,000 attendees who joined us on 4.28.24, helping us reach our fundraising goal and providing even more unforgettable moments for our FPS Families. View all of our photos here.

Virtual For Pete's Sake Walk!

Virtual For Pete's Sake Walk!

It's time to lace up your shoes and Stride for Respite - anywhere you live! We're calling on the FPS Community to come together to help us raise awareness and funds to provide respite for families facing cancer. Now is your opportunity to walk anywhere and make a meaningful difference right from your neighborhood!

Together, Stride for Respite on a date and place that works best for you or your team. Each stride you take, wherever you are, ensures that families facing cancer never walk alone!

NYC Happy Hour | 5.2.24

NYC Happy Hour | 5.2.24

Thank you for joining us at Stout NYC Bryant Park as we celebrated 10 years of helping families take a break from cancer! View photos from the event and stay tuned for next year's event!

Mission Possible


Rebecca, age 49, has been navigating the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis since December 2023. Shortly before her diagnosis, she and her family relocated to Pennsylvania from Texas, making the news even more overwhelming. Rebecca has three children, ages 10 to 22, and a supportive husband. Her older sons are attending college back in Texas, and despite the distance, they continue to support her. However, the separation adds an extra layer of difficulty for the family. Read more of her story by clicking the button below.

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