Our Mission

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island. Founded in December 2000, the group’s primary goal is to raise funds to offer financial support for patients to help them pay for medical costs not reimbursed by insurance and to pay for travel expenses for themselves and their caregivers to medical centers for cancer treatment. To date, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation has assisted over 197 islanders with cancer and their families with grants in excess of $985,000. HICF also works in conjunction with other cancer resource organization on the Outer Banks to provide additional services that may be needed.