Cancer & Community Charities, better known as "3Cs," is an organization of women volunteers committed to raising funds to fight cancer and to assist with worthwhile needs in the local community. It takes many hands to accomplish our fundraising goals each year. We collect annual dues (only $20 per year) and many of the activities ask that you make a small donation. Our friends and local business community and our major fundraiser (the Annual Spring Fashion Show) make it possible to donate a significant amount of money to many North Idaho charities (specifically Kootenai County). Since our inception in 1962, we have given, through grants, over $2 Million to local charities within Kootenai County.
We are an outgrowth of the Cancer Crusaders Bowling League started in 1962 by the late Ellen Walden, for whom the Walden House is named. We were formally established in 1975 as a non-profit organization and have been a 501©(3) non-profit corporation since 1993.
We always welcome women in the community who, on a regular basis, can support 3Cs and have fun at the same time. If you think you are interested in participating in some great activities while helping out your community, "Contact Us" to join!
How to Join: It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Contact us to let us know you're interested by clicking on the "Contact Us" button.
2. Fill out the form and click "Submit".
3. Someone in 3Cs will be in touch with you and send you a membership form and our latest Newsletter.
Once you're a member, you can join activity groups and get as involved as you would like. We are successful because of our members. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make the 3Cs one of the most giving organizations in North Idaho.
Where We Meet:
General meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Avenue, Hayden. Meetings are open to all members. We meet at noon for lunch and fellowship followed by the General Meeting. Since there are no other scheduled meetings, this is a great way to get better acquainted and learn how 3Cs operates, and to hear speakers from the various charities who tell us all about their respective organizations and why they are requesting funds from 3Cs.