Our Story

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (FPS) is a nonprofit that enables adult cancer patients and their loved ones to strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships by creating unforgettable and lasting respite vacations. Founded in 1999, we have established a proven track record of improving patient’s outlook on cancer.
Read more about our story in this message from our Founder, Marci Schankweiler.

The first FPS respite vacation took place in 2000 on the beautiful beaches of Sea Isle City, NJ, in a donated vacation home. Other destinations include Florida, the Carolinas, The Pennsylvania Poconos, Maine, Virginia and The Caribbean.