“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nelson Mandela

JoAnn B. Ficke led a very significant life of making a difference to others. The JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation is a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in her honor in 2009 by Bill and Dan Ficke. Proceeds from the Foundation's efforts go to create awareness for the treatment, cure and research of cancer and also to assist organizations that provide support for families of those dealing with cancer. We understand fighting cancer can be very scary and very lonely.  Sadly, the families of cancer patients often encounter different hardships when their loved ones become ill, such as difficulty paying for rent, utilities or temporary housing to be near their loved one who is undergoing treatment. These difficulties place additional stress on the patients at the worst time.


Wow - 1.615 Million!

In 2021, we topped $1.615 million! When we started the JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation. When we started the foundation in 2009, we never dreamed we could have this level of impact, but we also never dreamed our customers and friends would be so incredibly generous. Also, 2017 was a special year for the JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation as together we eclipsed the $1,000,000 mark for funds you have helped us to raise since through “Big Bill’s NY Pizza 9/11 Day of Giving” annual event to support outstanding Colorado charities working to fight against cancer in our community.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation Vision Statement:

The JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation will generate support for cancer treatment and research, to help relieve the suffering of cancer patients and their families, cancer research, and to make a positive difference in the lives of our fellow man. The Foundation's goal is to make the lives of cancer patients and their families better.


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The JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization as defined in section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.

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