Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary - Dept. of WI

Cancer Aid & Research

There is no longer a formal Cancer Program; however, the following goals are still suggested:

  1. Education - creating an awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment as a major way to eliminate cancer.
  2. Research - providing funding to promising cancer research throughout the United States.
  3. Assistance to members who have cancer through small financial grants.
  4. Public Awareness - telling our communities about our efforts to support research.

Donations for Cancer Aid & Research

To continue support for the Cancer Grant Program, a $2 per member donation is optional.

Send the Donation to VFW Auxiliary - Department of WI and earmark Cancer Grant Donation

Mail to:

Lenore Otto, Treasurer
1383 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI  53066


  • January - National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • February - National Cancer Prevention Month
  • March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • April - Cancer Control Month, Testicular Cancer Awareness Week, Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Minority Cancer Awareness Week
  • May - Skin Cancer Awareness, Brain Tumor Action Week, Blood Cancer Advocacy Days, Oncology Nurses Month
  • June - National Cancer Survivors Day - June 4th
  • August - Special Memorial wreaths at National Convention
  • September - Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Month, Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month, Thyroid Cancer Awareness
  • October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, National Hospice Month

Cancer Grant Application


(Click for fillable form)

Before submitting an application for a grant, read ALL instructions very carefully!  Also ensure current form is used with "REV. 6-18" date at the bottom.  No others will be accepted at National Headquarters.