Playing "The Cancer Card" by collecting and distributing gift cards to cancer patients – 6,368 gifts to date

Be the Good

Be the Good

By on May 13, 2024 in News |

Seventeen years ago, the day after Mothers Day 2007, we received a call that would change our family forever. 

At 26 weeks pregnant with our 4th son, I was diagnosed with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Within days, we were at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

A simple act of kindness from dear friends that week – a gift card to a Mexican restaurant – would inspire years of goodness and generosity. 

Since its founding in 2011, The Cancer Card Xchange has mailed $522,293 in gift cards to 6,134 people facing cancer. 

To brighten the day of cancer patients, donate today. 

Thank you,

Emily Tickle Thomas