The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation is blessed to have the support of the surrounding communities. You will find a wide variety of fundraisers to participate in all with the goal of helping raise money to provide hope, help and healing to the people undergoing treatment at the Bismarck Cancer Center. From race cars, to horseback riding, from Applefest to Masks in the Moonlight, from hunting to bowling and more, there is something for everyone.

Yoga for Healing

Yoga for Healing is six free yoga classes designed to limit stress, reduce fatigue, and promote healing for cancer patients, pre, post or during treatment. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend. 

Classes will take place most Mondays from 4:00 -5:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Bismarck Cancer Center, 500 N 8th Street, Bismarck. Please check in at the front desk upon arrival. The Cancer Center has mats and blocks available, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. 
*Pre-registration is required. Please contact Dana at 701-222-6145 or email

FROM: 12/17/2018
TO: 12/24/2019
Project HOPE


  • April 8-12, 2019 - Project HOPE in McClusky, Harvey, Rugby, Turtle Lake, Carrington area
  • May 6-10, 2019 - Project HOPE in Bismarck/Mandan area 
  • July 15-19, 2019 - Project HOPE in Dickinson, Hettinger, Bowman, Richardton area
  • November 4-8, 2019 - Project HOPE in Wilton, Washburn, Turtle Lake, Garrison, Center, Beulah, Hazen, Watford City area

Join area businesses in supporting project HOPE, an exciting week-long community event building awareness and providing wellness tips to employees about four of the most prevalent cancers in North Dakota.  This community wellness event is designed to educate employees about healthy lifestyles, cancer prevention and early detection and to promote hope for a healthier tomorrow.

Participating businesses are asked to allow their employees to dress casually and/or wear the cancer ribbon colors on the designated day in support of cancer awareness.  Featured cancers for 2019 Project HOPE week include: Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate, and Gynecological Cancer. The last day of project HOPE week we celebrate Survivors!

To participate in project HOPE, each employee is typically asked to make a donation of $10 to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation, but this in not a requirement to participate. In return for their donation and participation, Bismarck Cancer Center provides each business with posters, awareness newsletters, stickers, wellness information and more.

All proceeds from project HOPE support the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. Donations are used to support cancer patients with financial, transportation, lodging, emotional care, massage therapy, and additional needs.

Project HOPE Online Registration

FROM: 2/28/2019
TO: 2/28/2020
Healing Art Workshops

The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation is pleased to announce a monthly expressive arts workshop located at Art From the Heart in Bismarck, ND. Healing Art is free to current and former patients, their families and caregivers. All materials are provided. 

  • What: Free art workshops for current and former BCC patients, their families and caregivers.
  • When: First Tuesday of the Month from 6-8 p.m. at Art from the Heart - 311 N Mandan St, Suite 4, Bismarck ND
  • How to participate: Register online or call 701-226-0165.




FROM: 3/7/2019
TO: 12/31/2019
Horses for Healing

Equine therapy has proven helpful for cancer patients because horses are naturally social animals that welcome a special bond with individuals. Once that connection is formed, it can provide great comfort to the cancer survivor, giving them a much-needed escape after the trauma of fighting cancer.

The Bismarck Cancer Center's new equine therapy program will be held at the TR4 Heart and Soul Riding Arena the 4th Thursday of each month. The equine therapy classes will be free to survivors and a guest. Register online or for more information, call 701-222-6100. Space is limited. 

(*Participants must be at least 4 years old of age and under 210 lbs. Helmets are provided and required.)

FROM: 7/25/2019
TO: 7/23/2021
Harleywood Night Bike Run


Harleywood Night Bike Run

Save the Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Join us for a motorcycle run supporting local cancer patients. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. 

Register day of at Roughrider Harley Davidson - Mandan

Registration at 10 a.m./Ride starts at 12 noon

FROM: 8/24/2019
TO: 8/24/2019
Courage Against Cancer

Courage Against Cancer - 5K/Half Marathon

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Half Marathon Registration at Zeeland School at 7:30 a.m.

5K Registration at Hague Amvets at 9:30 a.m.

Free will lunch at Hauge Amvets at 12 noon.

North Dakota small towns race for Courage Against Cancer

Zeeland to Hauge, North Dakota -- The eighth annual Courage Against Cancer 5K /Half-Marathon road race will once again bring runners from all over to walk, jog, run or bike from Zeeland, ND (population 85) to Hauge, ND (population 67) on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Like most road races, Courage Against Cancer has a committee of passionate individuals supporting a great cause, but unlike most, this race takes place in a community most North Dakota individuals have never visited!  Located southeast of Bismarck, ND, the population of both towns is around 150 people and race organizers would love to see the race participants outnumber the population of both towns.

“This race actually started with a few friends who wanted to do something a little crazy after battling a cancer diagnosis,” said Denise, race chair. “After going through cancer treatment and surviving, friends decided to walk from Zeeland to Hauge to celebrate survivorship and just because they could.”

The neighbors rallied around the walkers and soon other individuals were joining and supporting them. “We thought, if people want to walk/run/bike with us, we should turn it into a road race and raise money to help other local individuals battling cancer,” said original racer Joyce. “Courage Against Cancer participants are sure to feel the support and generosity of small town North Dakota during this special day.”

Race day includes a half marathon starting at the Zeeland school at 8:30 a.m., a 5K run/walk starting at the Hauge Amvets at 9:30 a.m., freewill lunch, memorial balloon release, door prizes and more!  Proceeds from the race will go to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation.

For more information about Courage Against Cancer, visit Courage Against Cancer on Facebook or contact the Bismarck Cancer Center at 701-222-6100.

FROM: 8/24/2019
TO: 8/24/2019
Applefest - 2019

September 21-22, 2019

Buckstop Junction, Bismarck ND

Join us for the 13th Annual Applefest! You will find food, live music, food and craft vendors, children’s games, a tractor show and much more!


New to Applefest!  ‘Flea Market Flip’ is all the rage and Applefest 2019 is bringing their very own version this year with ‘Junk ‘n Flip’, sponsored by Bismarck’s very own- Stella’s.  This fun addition to Applefest will take place Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.  We need 10 individuals/teams (max 4 people to a team) to join in the fun and 'flip' the items and also Junk ‘n Vendors to supply the embellishments and items for those participating. Here’s how it works:


  • Teams (max 4 people) must register and pay a $100 application fee to the Cancer Center Foundation. You will be given $100 at the event to purchase items from the Applefest Junk 'n vendors on Saturday, September 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All items/embellishments used for the flip must be bought at Applefest. Must bring your own tools, paint brushes, etc.
  • Items must be flipped at a designated work station in the Buckstop Junction Hanger on Saturday, September 21 from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will not be able to take the project home to be worked on.
  • Items must be completed and moved to the hotel at Buckstop Junction on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. for a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the BCCF. 
  • Prizes will be awarded for the Thriftiest, People's Choice, and Highest Auction Item. 
  • Participants will receive free admission to Applefest.

Junk'N Vendors: 

  • Vendors are welcome to set up at Applefest for Saturday and/or Sunday. Cost is $50 each day. 
  • Vendor space is outdoors at Buckstop Junction, so bring your own tents, tables, chairs etc.

or call Linn 701-222-6172 for more information!



FROM: 9/21/2019
TO: 9/22/2019
Hunting Dakota 2019

Established in 2008, Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt (HDwR) is an organization designed to meet three very specific goals. HDwR provides financial and holistic support to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation, a non-profit 501- C-3 charity, to further the fight against cancer at the local level. HDwR also honors members of the United States Armed Forces who sacrifice themselves daily to protect and preserve the way of life that we all cherish. We especially honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In addition, we strive to follow the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation by conducting a “fair chase” hunt, recognizing and honoring hunter/landowner relationships and paying tribute to the conservation ideas and principles founded by former president Theodore Roosevelt.

For three days in October, men and women come together to revere, honor and attend to these issues in the tradition of Roosevelt.Select military personnel from North Dakota who have been mobilized for at least one tour of duty are invited to be guests of the sponsoring individuals or companies. In small groups, they hunt (fair chase) upland game on private lands as guests of generous land-owner ranchers and farmers of North Dakota with trained dogs and their handlers.

For more information or to register

October 18th – 20th, 2019 ITINERARY

Friday, October 18th

Capitol City Sporting Clays, Bismarck

8:15 am          Depart Ramkota Hotel for Capital City Sporting Clays

9:00                Sporting Clays

12:00 - 1:00    Steak Fry

Elks Lodge, Bismarck
3:00 - 4:00      MANDATORY Hunt Coordination Meeting for ALL hunters and dog handlers in the porch off the Roosevelt Lounge! 
4:00 - 5:00       Registration
5:00 - 6:00       Social
6:00 - 9:00       Banquet/Program/Auction

Saturday, October 19th

7:00 am           (CST)  Depart Ramkota Hotel for designated hunting locations
9:00 - 3:00      (MST)  Hunt
3:00 - 5:00      (MST)  Check-in/Free time in Medora, ND
5:30                 (MST)  Social
6:00                 (MST)  Dinner (Landowner Appreciation) and Campfire

Sunday, October 20th

6:00 - 7:00am  (MST)  Breakfast
7:00                 (MST)  Depart Medora for designated hunting locations
9:00 – 1:00     (MST)  Hunt
1:00                 (MST) Return to Bismarck                 
4:00                 (CST)  Closing activities @ Bismarck Elks

Hunter Responsibility Items:

-Each hunter is responsible for providing their own firearm, upland game license, clothing and personal necessities.

-Each hunter must wear sun glasses at a minimum, but preferably ballistic eye protection while in the field hunting.

-Each hunter is also strongly advised to bring hearing protection for the Sporting Clays event and also while afield.

-Please note that you must have a Hunter Education Certificate if you were born after 1961 in order to hunt upland game in North Dakota.  North Dakota does recognize certificates from all other states.

-Hunters are responsible for confirming room reservations for Thursday, Friday and Sunday night. Hunters will be responsible for paying for Thursday and Sunday night rooms if desired.  Blocks of rooms are reserved under Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, ND (701) 258-7700. Military members: Please do not call the Ramkota, we will take care of all reservations for lodging!

HDwR Responsibility Items:

-HDwR will provide all transportation, lodging and meals as per published itinerary.

-HDwR will clean, properly tag and package male Ringneck pheasants shot by HDwR hunters as per North Dakota regulations.

-HDwR will provide each hunter with two boxes of shotgun shells.  Please annotate the correct gauge on the registration form.

-Cold beverages and snacks will be provided during the hunt.

-Medical support will be coordinated and available.

-HDwR will provide, as part of the sponsor and individual hunter packages, rooms at the
Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, ND (701) 258-7700 for Friday night and at the Rough Rider Hotel in Medora, ND for Saturday night. 

Jon Hanson – (701) 391-3416
Roger Krueger – (701) 226-1374
Donavan Blazek – (701) 471-6894
Ray Knutson – (701) 220-2030

Live Auction Items: TBD
Silent Auction Items: TBD


FROM: 10/18/2019
TO: 10/20/2019