Almost all of us have been hit with the sobering news that a loved one has cancer. Maybe it’s a parent, grandparent, spouse, close friend, or a child. Approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society.

The good news is that Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute is making significant advancements in detecting and treating many forms of cancer. With support from philanthropy, Atrium Health is expanding its resources to fight cancer and bring world-class care to communities throughout the Southeast.

History of Levine Cancer Institute

In 2010, Atrium Health (previously Carolinas HealthCare System) announced an ambitious $500 million, 10-year plan to partner with its network of more than 30 affiliated hospitals to recruit nationally prominent medical teams and share expertise in cancer treatments and research. The program, called Levine Cancer Institute, was established with a $20 million gift from The Leon Levine Foundation.

How You Can Help

Philanthropy plays a critical role in fighting cancer across the region. Contributions to Atrium Health Foundation help fund patient navigators, wellness outreach programs, clinical research, and equipment, as well as new technologies and treatments. You can help make life better for a cancer patient, spread awareness, or contribute to vital research. Here’s how:

Direct Donation


Every year, thousands of supporters across the country and locally join us in the fight against cancer by participating in events, such as the Keep Pounding 5K, 24 Hours of Booty cycling event, Save Your Skin Melanoma Golf Classic, and more.