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Making a difference in our local cancer community!

Who We Are

The Russel Hill Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Huntsville, Alabama.

Our Mission

We’re committed to improving the health of the North Alabama area through the support of cancer research, cancer education programs, and patient assistance.

Our History

In May of 2006, a group of local oncologists, researchers, and concerned citizens met to discuss ways to better assist cancer patients, their families, and the community. Russel Hill Cancer Foundation was formed in the hopes to offer that support through cancer research, education efforts, and patient assistance.

Our Focus

At Russel Hill Cancer Foundation we believe in the idea of live local, give local. Any contributions made to the Foundation go directly back to patients and their families. Since 2006, no eligible patients have been turned away due to lack of funds. We have three main areas where our funds are focused: patient assistance, cancer education efforts, and cancer research.

Patient Assistance

When it comes to patient assistance, we want to help alleviate any stress to the patient and their families. From the beginning, patient assistance has been a top priority for the Foundation and a large portion of funds given go directly back to the patients. Our goal is to provide assistance in a variety of different ways. Patient assistance can mean help getting to and from appointments, medication expenses, utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, hospice care, medical equipment, and so much more. 

“I would like to send a big Thank You, from me and my husband, Phillip Wayne Haynes. Because of The Russell Hill program, our trips to Clearview were made easier. We didn’t know what to do and how to go about it. Thanks for the sweet ladies that ask if they could help. I had no idea help was possible. Money for gas was a big blessing. It is so nice to have that taken care of.”  – Johnelle Haynes

Cancer Education Programs

Russel Hill Cancer Foundation is committed to supporting education opportunities available to North Alabama area citizens and the medical community. The Foundation has facilitated many different cancer education initiatives. These include support groups for patients and caretakers, oncology nursing conferences, quarterly oncology exhibit fairs, the Fit to Fight program with YMCA, and so much more!

Innovative Cancer Research

Cancer research programs are an integral part of the cancer community. Researchers are leading the way to the latest innovations in cancer care. One day, we hope to see cancer completely eradicated. Until then, Russel Hill is proud to be a supporter of local cancer research efforts. We have partnered with research programs at Clearview Cancer Institute and HudsonAlpha Institute, among others, to aid in clinical trials and research trials.

“With Russel Hill’s research support, Clearview Cancer Institute is able to offer area patients access to new drugs years before they are FDA approved.”  – Dr. Marshall T. Schreeder