Conquer Cancer celebrates Donor Appreciation Day 

Dave Thau in a clinical setting, smiling and holding a thumbs-up. He has a monitor attached to his chest and is sitting, with a laptop.

Dave Thau, a colon cancer survivor, holding a thumbs up. Learn more about Dave's story in the flipbook at the bottom of this article.

Donors Make Our Mission – and Mission Moments – Possible 


On Donor Appreciation Day, we thank you for advancing our mission every day and for the countless moments of hope and joy you bring to people who are conquering cancer. 

Each time the entire staff at Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, gathers for work or to celebrate a success, we share a Mission Moment. A Mission Moment can be anything - news of a researcher our donors have funded who has made a major discovery or a message from a patient who is thriving - that represents the spirit of our work to accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer. 

At Conquer Cancer, we spend our days raising money to improve the care for every cancer, every patient, everywhere. But on Donor Appreciation Day, we take a moment to say thank you. 

This day is made up of many Mission Moments, made possible by the generosity of Conquer Cancer donors.  

More than 2,400 Researchers Helping Patients Worldwide 

Conquer Cancer donors have contributed more than $450 million in support of research, education, and quality programs. Your gifts help the brightest researchers around the world as they work to uncover better treatments and new cures for every type of cancer.  

 Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter today to meet just a few of the researchers whose work your gifts fuel and their patients whose lives are changed by the impact you make.