Every dollar supporting local cancer patients through the Bob Perks Fund is a donated dollar. The Bob Perks Fund is fortunate to receive this financial support from many sources including community businesses, local foundations, individual and memorial contributions, and proceeds from our special events and events held in local communities on our behalf.

Strategic Partners

Another source of donated dollars comes from our Strategic Partners, who play an important role as donors and ambassadors for our mission to ease the financial burden of local cancer patients by paying some basic living expenses. Without their unyielding devotion to our mission, funding to local cancer patients would be severely diminished. The Bob Perks Fund treasures the relationship with our Strategic Partners and is enormously grateful for their continued support for our local cancer community.

Stage Setup

America’s Carpet Outlet


First Citizens Community Bank

McQuaide Blasko, Attorneys at Law

Stocker Chevrolet Subaru

UPMC Altoona

Special Event Partners

In 2018, in a meeting with Doreen Perks, Norma Keller and long-time supporters BB&T Vice President Mike Petrine, Mike suggested we offer ONE sponsorship level that would provide support for all three Bob Perks Fund signature events. He felt this would be appealing to businesses in planning for their annual nonprofit support and to decrease their paperwork and check writing. This simple idea led to the development of Bob Perks Fund “SPECIAL EVENTS PARTNERS". To date, eight businesses stepped up to serve as Special Events Partners, and are role models to other businesses that want to make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients. Special Events Partners choose their maximum level of annual support - $5,000 $3,500, $2,500, $1,500 – and chose how their dollars are allocated to each of our three signature events. 2019-2020 Special Events Partners at left.


Every Bob Perks Fund effort to support our local cancer community is dependent upon the generosity, hard work, ingenuity, and good will of our volunteers.  Our dedicated volunteers make our success possible by lending their time and talents endlessly. Our heartfelt thanks to this committed group who are  critical to our mission. Currently, the Bob Perks Fund maintains a roster of 50 community volunteers who serve on our Board of Directors, Allocations, Finance and Development Committees and help design and implement all fundraising events. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Bob Perks Fund, email:


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