Who We Are

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life and survival for individuals living with cancer.

Vision Statement

To incorporate individually tailored and supervised exercise programs as a standard of care in oncology practice.


Cancer Foundation For Life® (CFFL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Tyler, Texas, in 2001, by retired oncologist Gary T. Kimmel, M.D. Soon after founding CFFL, Dr. Kimmel assembled a board of directors comprising well-established leaders from the medical and business community. He chose individuals who shared his vision of enhancing cancer treatment through the incorporation of a structured, long-term exercise program for all cancer patients, regardless of their level of disability.


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