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.

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | 4.28.24

Walk at Citizens Bank Park | 4.28.24

Join us on 4.28.24 starting at 3 PM for our For Pete's Sake Walk! where we will Stride for Respite and create unforgettable moments for our FPS Families. Our Walk is for all ages and abilities! Enjoy a family fun afternoon with mascots, yummy treats, an easy route within the stadium and the love of community.

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

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of our signature NY event at a new location, Stout NYC Bryant Park. Join us for an open bar, light fare and an inspiring mission! We take a break to toast friends and help families take a break from cancer. Register now!

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!

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!

Mission Possible


Meet Gina, a 41-year-old mother of two, faced with the daunting reality of a breast cancer diagnosis in March 2023. Her diagnosis and treatments have reverberated in her family’s life, and she has been tested both physically and emotionally. While she faces the physical symptoms of the cancer battle, including body aches, fatigue, and insomnia, she also faces emotional struggles as she tries to remain present with her kids despite missing out on many of their cherished moments. Read more of Gina’s story and make respite possible for her family by clicking below.

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