Our mission is to help break down existing barriers to improve equal access to cancer care, emphasizing on public outreach, education, and advocacy, as well as, providing financial assistance to vital medical services for screening and follow-up care.

For over a decade our CEO Rena Day has devoted her energy to passionately advocate for cancer patients. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. 

 Did you know?  The Office of Health & Human Services (Inspector General) issued Salute the Ribbon an advisory opinion in 2015 to operate as an Independent Patient Assistant Program that provides co-pay and cost sharing financial relief to individuals with different types of cancers.  



We have adopted the philosophy "We will offer the highest professional support services to all individuals efficiently, effectively and compassionately."

"Our goal is to push through the barriers that hinders access to medical care." Rena Day President & Founder

 The members of the Board of Directors for Salute the Ribbon provide unwavering support to our staff, our donors and the patients who seek assistance. Our board members are caring leaders and visionaries who share the same goals in both current operations as well as in the future direction of the organization. Their shared concern makes them part of continual growth with Salute the Ribbon for the benefit of the program, as well as the achievement of its main goal: To push through the barriers that hinder access to medical care.

Salute the Ribbon was founded in 2014 by Rena Day after a decade of struggling to find programs with a seamless process in place for uninsured and underinsured individuals who desperately needed medical services in a timely manner. She chose the name Salute the Ribbon because it reminded her of soldiers fighting in the war. Salute means respect and Ribbon represent the various types of cancer associated with a specific ribbon color. Rena "Salutes" the people who are fighting, who have fallen and those who have fought for their lives to win the war against cancer. Rena is committed to educating men, women, and children about cancer care which will empower them to be their own advocate. She is also dedicated to closing the gap in cancer care by increasing equal access to preventative services and affordable treatments in a timely manner.