SAVING LIVES. ENDING CANCER.
The Al Copeland Foundation is dedicated to saving lives and ending cancer. Our goal, through education and screening, is to offer prevention as the first line of defense. When a cancer diagnosis is made, we are providing greater access to groundbreaking and lifesaving clinical trials.
Bringing Hope Home
Within the context of cancer, there is a distinct inequality between what Louisiana needs and what is received. Despite ranking 6th in the U.S. for cancer diagnosis and 4th for cancer deaths, our state receives less than 1% of nationally awarded financial resources for research.
Our focus is to support and expand an innovative, robust cancer program that will change these numbers. Inspired by our founder, we continue to carry his message into tomorrow.
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide, with 18.1 million cases and 9.5 million deaths each year. We believe that together, we can reduce these numbers. By creating the Al Copeland Foundation and LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Cancer Network partnership, we’re investing in research to increase patient access, expand innovative treatment options, provide cancer navigation tools, and develop initiatives to promote cancer prevention and early detection campaigns. With your help we can bring hope to patients across the Gulf South.
At the Al Copeland Foundation, we’re working to find cures that lead to more laughter, more birthdays, more memories, and more life.
We Appreciate Your Donations
Join Us in Bringing Hope Home
As a 501(c)3 public charity, the Al Copeland Foundation runs entirely on the generosity of our supporters. By donating your time, money, and service to ACF, you are helping to save lives and bring hope home.
We recognize our mission would not be possible without people like you, who continue to help support our cause. That’s why we think it’s important you know where those donations go, and how they help cancer patients and their families.
Bring Copeland's to Your Home
The new cookbook, Secrets of a Tastemaker, is now available for pre-order in addition to Copeland’s Signature Spices and Biscuit Mix! Discover all of Big Al’s iconic, never before released New Orleans recipes, and experience Copeland’s from anywhere.
The Copeland family is donating all online proceeds from the cookbook and proprietary spices to support the foundation’s mission to save lives and end cancer.
Join us for a day of food, libations, music, fun and a little bit of golf! Enjoy chef delights on the course, at registration and following play. Toast all your birdies on the course at bars along the course, registration and following play. Presented by Fidelity Bank.
A Pillar of Hope for Cancer Patients
Since 2008, the Al Copeland Foundation has made tremendous contributions to cancer research.
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans is the state’s academic health leader, educating Louisiana’s healthcare professionals. LSUHSC comprises a School of Medicine, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies.
Together We're Stronger
Al Copeland Foundation is always searching for better ways to treat cancer. Our goal is to improve access to cutting-edge clinical trials for both patients and their doctors.
As of January 31, 2021, we have helped enroll 1,231 patients for clinical studies, or roughly 10% of new cancer patients diagnosed in the state of Louisiana. If cancer’s impacted you or someone you love, we want to help. Let us connect you with the clinical trial that’s right for you.