Please support Beat the Odds® team – or even better join us – for the 2015 Team Spirit 5&10K. This is a very special team of of cancer survivors, families and friends who believe in Team Spirit. Many teammates are alumni of the Beat the Odds®. Every year Team Spirit raises funds for supportive services at the Todd Cancer Institute. These are the services that address the human aspect of cancer experience – the emotional, mental, interpersonal and spiritual toll that sometimes gets neglected when attending only to biological therapies and focusing on technologic advances. Please click and share this link with others:

Chiara, from Italy, was the first patient to initiate fundraising for PsychoSocial Oncology Services at Todd Cancer Institute in Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her appeal reached the whole globe from the website and raised over $30,000 in one month.

Psychosocial Oncology at the Todd Cancer Institute is teamed up with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation, so no part of your donation goes to administrative costs.  100% of whatever you decide to donate goes to the cause that you specify. Please share this link with your friends and family. As an alternative to getting “ugly gifts” or flowers for special occasions you could ask your friends and family to make a donation here, and make a significant and measurable difference in people’s lives.


Please specify exactly where your donation goes copy one of the sentences below, hit the donate link, and then paste the sentence into the “comments” section of the donation form.
  • support scholarships for patients to participate in Beat the Odds programs.
  • support Beat the Odds program development.