History of the Cancer Support Foundation


1978–The Foundation begins providing cancer patients transportation to radiation therapy.

1990–In response to need, the foundation begins providing counseling, financial and pharmaceutical assistance, support services and other non-medical assistance through the Phillips Cancer Support House. Sparks Medical Center (one of the two major area hospitals) becomes a financial supporter.

1994–St Edward Mercy Medical Center (the other major hospital) also becomes a financial supporter. This unification of the two medical centers with the Cancer Support Foundation benefits cancer patients in our service area by increasing referrals and providing needed operational financial assistance.

2000–The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awards a grant of $2.7 million for the construction of our 22,000 square foot, state-of-the-art support house which serves as a national model for cancer information, education, and support.

2006–The Cancer Support House increases its active patient base to nearly 2300 and continues to provide increased support services and programs to a fourteen county area in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

2009-The Cancer Support Foundation enables the Cancer Support House to serve over 1,000 area patients and their families.

2010–The Cancer Support House celebrates 10 years in its current facility.

2013 – Celebrating 35 years of providing programs and services to area cancer patients and their families.  Watch the website for exciting events all year long.