Capital Campaign for the Bismarck Cancer Center
The demand for cancer treatment is growing and is project to increase even more. The Bismarck Cancer Center is currently unable to accomodate this growth without action. This need has sparked a new initiative for the Cancer Center to expand space and invest in necessary medical equipment.
The estimated cost of this initative is $16M. The Center will cover most of the cost through past savings and investments, leaving the remaining $6M. We are inviting individual donors, local businesses and foundations to join us in our mission to fight cancer.
To our goal
Dear Friends of the Bismarck Cancer Center,
We recently teamed up with the Steier Group, a development consulting company, to lead us through a feasibility study. Their goal was to determine the community’s level of support for BCC to move forward with an expansion project that will improve radiation oncology care for this region. It was essential for us to know how the community felt about the importance of this project.
We received an incredible response from the community, feedback that is extremely beneficial as we look to BCC’s future. The feedback the Steier Group provided showed an overwhelming level of support. Based on the study’s positive results, the Steier Group recommended to the BCC Board of Trustees, representing Sanford Health Bismarck and CHI St. Alexius Health, that BCC move forward with a capital campaign.
In the next few weeks and months, we will be providing more information about the Center’s initiatives and future planning. An overview of the survey results is available through the Planning Study Results link.
Once again, it’s our privilege to continue to serve the cancer community in our region. Thank you to everyone who provided input. It’s critical to ensuring our upcoming campaign’s success.
Amy Gross, Executive Director
Bismarck Cancer Center
REACH Counseling Room
Observations of feasibility study
- Participants feel the demand is strong and the Center needs to move forward with this initiative to help more people.
- Based on the work the Center does for the community, and the staff, the respondents favorably support the BCC expansion.
- Respondents do indicate a concern for COVID-19 and the subsequent economic effect. However, interview respondents do not believe it will prevent the Cancer Center from having a successful campaign.
- The mission of the Center and the need for the initiative to best serve patients and their families will contribute to the success of this project.
- Click here for a report summary.
Capital Campaign Committee
|Mayor Steve Bakken||Honorary Chair|
|Renee Daffinrud||General Chair|
|John Evanson||General Chair|
|David Wald||General Chair|
|Loren Balkowitsch||Committee Member|
|Wayne Beutler||Committee Member|
|Mike Bormann||Committee Member|
|Deb Colton||Committee Member|
|Andrea Doerr-Greff||Committee Member|
|Lolly Dutton||Committee Member|
|Dale Ely||Committee Member|
|Dana Hager||Committee Member|
|Duey Johnson||Committee Member|
|Andrea Kilzer||Committee Member|
|Melissa Klein||Committee Member|
|Dr. Cole Kreofsky||Committee Member|
|Patty Mathisen||Committee Member|
|Paul Morth||Committee Member|
|Dr. Robert Reynolds||Committee Member|
|Tara Schilke||Committee Member|
|Holly Steier||Committee Member|
|Paul Stubbs||Committee Member|
|Angie Svihovec||Committee Member|
|Tina Wetzel||Committee Member|
|Jill Wiese||Committee Member|
|Linn Zander||Committee Member|
|Steier Group||Development Counsel|
View our Campaign Video
Since 2007, new patients at the Bismarck Cancer Center have increased by 70%.
New Bismarck Cancer Center patients are expected to increase an extra 30% by 2030.
The Board of Trustees, comprised of leaders from CHI St. Alexius Health and Sanford Health, along with Cancer Center leadership have determined an expansion is necessary. Because of foresight and past savings from leadership, the Bismarck Cancer Center has already saved $10 million for this project.
The goal of the Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign is to raise an additional $4 million to bring the total cost of the project to $14 million.
A Triumph Goal of an additional $2 million will help with the future replacement of aging medical equipment.
The finished project will:
Provided much-needed space through the construction of a second floor and renovation of the first floor, including:
- Three new exam rooms
- One special procedure room
- Expanded massage therapy room
- Expanded conference room for education and support groups
- Two family counseling rooms
- Onsite cancer registry
- Dedicated HRD (High Dose Rate Brachytherapy) Suite
- Expanded patient registration space
The project will add medical equipment, including:
- A third linear accelerator (treatment machine)
- A second CT scanner for additional specialized treatment
Make a Pledge to Healing today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Today
We are excited to share the Bismarck Cancer Center’s story with the community. Please contact Dana for more information or details on the Capital Campaign.
Dana Hager, Committee Member
500 N 8th Street | Bismarck ND 58501