Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$69,133 raised by 130 donors

100% complete

$60,000 Goal

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation has been supporting Colorado cancer patients in need, for over 20 years.  Your gift helps meet the urgent needs of Coloradans battling cancer when treatment impedes their ability to meet their most basic needs, such as food, housing, and transportation. Helping reduce worry and stress so they can focus on healing.  Our grants help combat the financial toxicity associated with a cancer diagnosis. 


"Our family was able to use our assistance on gas to get to and from radiation daily. We were able to pay some of our car payments and insurance, as well as pay for prescriptions that insurance did not cover. We also purchased specialty products for our daughter, such as warm clothing, special snacks, and comfort items. Her cancer is gone now and that is the best gift ever!" - 2022 Family of Pediatric Grantee

"I am a single father of a 9-year-old daughter. I have stage 4 non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am struggling badly financially. The struggles have been real, to say the least. I am barely surviving. I was not prepared for a cancer diagnosis, now my life is falling apart. I am thankful though for the HOPE you have given me during this trying time and the financial support!" - 2023 Grantee

"It was such a nice surprise to open your envelope and see that check. This will cover almost 3 months of my medical bill payments. I seriously cannot say thank you enough or express how touched I am by your kindness. THANK YOU SO MUCH! - 2023 Grantee



Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation responds to the urgent needs of Colorado cancer patients by providing financial assistance with dignity and humanity.


That no Colorado cancer patient in need goes without support.

Background Statement

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation was established as the Raymond Wentz Foundation in late 2002 by oncologist Dr. David Schrier in memory of his patient, Ray-a teenager with a bright smile and twinkle in his eye.

It was 2002 when Raymond Wentz first visited Dr. Schrier and was quickly diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At only 17-years-old, Ray was a special case. His mother had passed away, his father lived on the streets, and he and his sister struggled to pay rent for their apartment.

Ray underwent months of treatment and a subsequent 60-day hospital stay when Dr. Schrier met with Ray's 19-year-old sister, Michelle, about Ray nearing the end of life. With the same grace her brother showed throughout life, Michelle responded, "I want to take him home," and then added, "The only thing we have to worry about is food."

That both haunted and motivated Dr. Schrier. He was moved to create the Foundation and make a difference in the lives of needy cancer patients throughout Colorado. We are proud to be named for Ray-a courageous teenager who inspired those around him with his bravery and grace. The work we do today allows his positivity and light to shine on.

Organization Data


Organization name

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation

other names

ROHCF, The Raymond Wentz Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services


1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 108
Denver, CO 80222

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US


303 835 2568





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