What We're All About
24 Foundation’s mission is to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. For us, that means more than funding research and goes beyond finding a cure. To 24 Foundation, that means investing in services that untangle the maze of appointments, tests, and treatments after diagnosis, and funding programs to increase the quality of life for survivors decades into the future.
Founded in 2002 by one man riding a bike for 24 hours, 24 Foundation’s signature annual events now serve as celebrations of survivorship, the power of peer-to-peer fundraising, and the spirit that our participants live with every day. Event participants commit to cycling or walking as much or as little as they’d like within 24 hours. It isn’t a race. Miles don’t matter. It’s an experience, celebration, and triumph.
United by the common vision of cancer navigation and survivorship for all, 24 Foundation has raised more than $26 million to date to support our mission.
24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
About 24 Foundation
Every day we are inspired by those facing cancer, and that’s never more evident than at 24 Foundation’s signature event, 24 Hours of Booty. 24 Hours of Booty is more than just a cycling and walking event. It is a celebration of hope, healing, and coming together in the face of adversity. Since 2002 thousands of participants have spent the last weekend in July together sharing stories, making lifelong connections, and inspiring all of us to continue fighting for those affected by cancer.
Show Up for Those with Cancer
24 Hours of Booty isn’t a race or an endurance event. Riders and Walkers can set their own mileage goals and get on and off the police secured course as much as they would like throughout the 24 hours. Set up a tent in Bootyville to relax in between your trips around the beautiful Myers Park Booty Loop and enjoy catered meals, snacks, and drinks in our food tent, including a midnight pizza party. We are one team with one goal, and that is having an immediate impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. Over the past 20 years, your passion for the cancer community has raise more than $25 million dollars for patient navigation and wellness programs provided through Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, and our other Beneficiaries. These programs include integrative oncology, acupuncture, healing touch, massage therapy, nurse navigators and much more.
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Levine Cancer Institute
Levine Cancer Institute is changing the course of cancer care by removing the barriers that separate patients from access to world-class research, breakthrough treatments, and quality care. Their cancer network consists of 13 cancer care locations across the Carolinas. 24 Foundation funds the Genetics, Survivorship and Wellness Program.
Levine Children's Hospital
Levine Children's Hospital is changing the course of cancer care by removing the barriers that separate patients from access to world-class research, breakthrough treatments, and quality care. Their cancer network consists of 13 cancer care locations across the Carolinas. 24 Foundation funds the Genetics, Survivorship and Wellness Program.
Be the Match
Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. As trusted leaders in advancing treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers, we provide the ground-breaking research, innovative technologies, patient support and education that save lives.
Carolina Breast Friends
Carolina Breast Friends is committed to uniting and helping women with breast cancer in all stages of survival. The organization centers around those who want to create a social and educational outlet for women united in a sisterhood of survival and hope.
Casting Carolinas unique F.L.O.W. program combines fly fishing instruction with medical education and mindfulness, and is offered to women surviving all types of cancer. Casting Carolinas is committed to working with local communities across North and South Carolina to make retreats possible for all survivors.
Claire’s Army strives to provide support for families fighting childhood cancer. Through an established network of resources, they support the families’ daily responsibilities, allowing them to put their time and focus on their child. They aim to empower parents by eliminating daily stresses that can distract them from the precious moments they have with their sick child, and ease their burden so they will have a clear and focused mind for decision making.
Go Jen Go
The Go Jen Go Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. We provide aid during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Hospitality House of Charlotte
Hospitality House of Charlotte provides the comforts of home for families of seriously ill loved ones by offering affordable accommodations in the heart of Charlotte’s medical community.
Isabella Santos Foundation
Isabella Santos Foundation is dedicated to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase survival rates of kids with cancer. Over the course of twelve years, ISF has funded nearly $5 million toward expanding the scope of research and treatment and supporting families dealing with cancer in a variety of ways.
NothingPink is focused on providing support for women and men and their families in and around the Greater Charlotte, NC, and Fort Mill/ Rock Hill, SC areas with a mission to increase awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and provide personalized support for individuals at high risk.
Pinky Swear Foundation
The Pinky Swear Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs support during a very challenging time. Cancer is not a one-day thing. It is hard to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer; it affects the whole family. That’s why their programs are so important. They do not limit requests from families, nor discriminate on socioeconomic status. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren’t so simple anymore.
Queens University offers an annual scholarship to support students who are battling or have battled cancer, or who are dealing with a family member’s cancer. Funding from 24 Foundation allows these highly-deserving students to experience high-impact learning and engagement opportunities, participate in thought-provoking lectures, excel in athletics, prepare for careers, travel globally, and more.
Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats
The primary mission of Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Outreach Programs is to support and empower cancer survivors with all types of cancer by teaching them ways to deal with the physical and emotional stress of cancer and providing opportunities to make new friends and improve their quality of life. They offer a variety of retreat options as well as survivor outreach programs that offer peer and nutrition coaching, workshops, meetups and end of life support.