CFFL in the News

$5 Million Donation given to Move On Cancer Campaign from Louise Ornelas to begin national expansion of FitSTEPS for Life!
An Autumn Affair Honoring Eleanor Cameron

Tyler Morning Telegraph, October 29, 2016

Stepping Up: Eleanor Cameron inspires others through physical fitness

Autumn Affair for front page 2


Benefit Car Show with John Schneider!

John Schneider tyler paper picture

On July 23, 2016, FSFL was honored to be the beneficiary of East Texas Automotive’s First Annual Benefit Car Show. Mr. John Schneider of television series, Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville, and more recently The Haves and the Have Nots, attended the car show to sign autographs next to a General Lee and succeeded in drawing people to our area from all over the country.  We raised over $16,000, and started a relationship that will help us reach a whole new community.

Abilene FitSTEPS for Life Expansion - Opened July 5, 2016

Abilene Reporter News, July 11, 2016

Fitness Program Designed to Help Cancer Patients Reunites Student and Teacher

ABilene news story

Wednesday Warriors - New Arlington FSFL Center
4th Annual Keith Ingram Memorial Golf Tournament, June 27, 2016

Raising over $45,000, the 4th Annual Keith Ingram Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting the FitSTEPS for Life program at the First Christian Church enjoyed a beautiful day on June 27, 2016. We appreciate all of our sponsors and players in the tournament.


Cancer Foundation benefits from East Texas Giving Day, May 3, 2016


The Cancer Foundation For Life participated in the first East Texas Giving Day, sponsored by East Texas Communities Foundation.  We raised $3810 in one day!!  Thank you East Texas, and ETCF for making this a successful first day.

FRESH 15K Raised more than $140,000 for Local NonProfits

Tyler Morning Telegraph, April 3, 2016

The FRESH 15K presented checks to nonprofit organizations March 25 after raising more than $140,000 during its March 5 race.

The annual race, hosted at FRESH by Brookshire’s has raised more than $350,000 in its first three years. The charity recipients from the 2016 race are Bethesda Health Clinic, Team Red, White and Blue and Fit Steps for Life. The company also plans to invest back into the Tyler Police Department and the TISD Police.

Fit Steps for Life was given $15,000 to support their exercise and nutrition program for cancer patients and survivors in Tyler.

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East Texas Centers come together for our 2016 Spring Fling pot-luck fundraiser

On April 29, 2016, the East Texas FitSTEPS for Life volunteers, staff and participants organized an annual pot-luck fundraiser – Spring Fling Luau!  We had a great time and raised over $1,000!

FitSTEPS for Life Changing Lives in East Texas
TJC Physical Therapy Students hosted a Car Wash to Raise Money for FSFL


A huge “THANK YOU” goes out to the TJC Physical Therapy Assistant students for throwing FSFL a carwash on April 9! The weather wasn’t the best, but you guys and girls rocked it! Overall, they raised $362, and presented it at our Spring Fling fundraiser on April 29.


990 Financial Report 2014

Here is our 2014 990 Financial Report for review. Please contact our office at 903-561-0149 if you have any questions.

2014 990

Cancer Survivors and Tyler Police Walk to Bring Awareness and Funds to Exercise Program

Tyler Morning Telegraph, October 28, 2015

A group of Tyler police officers joined cancer survivors in a walk-a-thon at First Christian Church to raise money and bring awareness to the Cancer Foundation for Life’s FitSteps for Life program.

Participants aimed to walk a collective 230 miles on Wednesday at two exercise centers in Tyler. Thanks to sponsorships and donations, each mile provided money for the program.

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East Texas Woman Battling Breast Cancer Step-by-Step

KYTX, October 20, 2015

“It helps with a lot of the side effects of chemotherapy, particularly fatigue, which is one of the main symptoms people being treated for cancer experience,” said Trevor Davis, clinical manager for FitSteps for Life.

30 minutes of Kristie’s exercise come just before her weekly chemo treatment. It’s all part of a study through FitSteps for Life in which researchers are trying to see how those 30 minutes in particular impact the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

“We feel there’s better cardiac output, better distribution of chemotherapy; the patient will feel better; there’s less delay in chemotherapy,” said Van Huis’ oncologist, Dr. Sasha Vukelja from the Tyler Cancer Center.

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FitSTEPS Volunteers Recognized for Service to Health Program
Unsuspected Yard Ornaments Raise Awareness for Cancer Cause
Cancer Treatment Pioneer Honored for his Service