For 20 years, 61 for 61 has become a tradition in the Fargo-Moorhead area which raises funds to support cancer care, research, and survivorship at the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. The enthusiasm and the financial support of donors from all over the Midwest has provided a better experience for the thousands of patients who walk through the door of the Roger Maris Cancer Center every year: From coffee and snacks for patients and families, to massages and education, to toys and amenities in the Pediatric Oncology department. These funds have helped establish the Nurse Navigator program, the Genetics and Risk Assessment programs, the Embrace Cancer Survivorship program, the Bottles of Hope program, and many other initiatives. Donations have also helped support the tremendous amount of clinical research being conducted to benefit patients. These services, which improve and enrich the experience of patients and families at Roger Maris Cancer Center, have been made possible through philanthropy.