About Us

At Give 5 To Cancer we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and customer service while supporting a great cause. We belong to The Breast Cancer Research Foundations Survivor's Circle Partner Program. Give 5 To Cancer will be donating $1 for every product sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation & The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation to achieve prevention and a cure for cancer in our lifetime. We invite you to browse through our store and shop with confidence. 

 
Give 5 To Cancer, Inc. supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation by donating part of our proceeds to help support their missions! 
 
BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION'S MISSION: Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and awareness programs. 
 
BISMARCK CANCER CENTER FOUNDATION'S MISSION: The mission of the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation is to contribute to the care of the "whole" patient. This care ranges from compassionate support to cancer awareness, initiatives for patients of the Bismarck Cancer Center. This is evidence of our commitment to ease the burden and stress of cancer within our community. 
 
 
 
Give 5 to Cancer is a great example of how every effort, big or small, local or national, can have huge rewards in the fight against breast cancer. Their big hearts and tremendous efforts are greatly valued by cancer patients in North Dakota and all of us at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Since they began supporting BCRF in 2010, they have continued to inspire us and bolster our mission to advance the world's most promising cancer research,” Myra Biblowit, President & CEO, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
 
 
 
We are so very grateful to Loren Balkowitsch, Rick Schock, and all the fine folks at Give 5 To Cancer for all they do to support cancer patients in central and western North Dakota. In addition to their ongoing monthly support, Give 5 To Cancer staff volunteer at various Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation events, serve on the Foundation Board and host an amazing and highly successful golf tournament in which half of the event’s proceeds benefit the Foundation. 
 
Because of their ongoing commitment and generous donations to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation, the Bismarck Cancer Center is able to provide patients with needed lodging and transportation assistance, specialized services including massage therapy, spiritual counseling, psychosocial counseling, dietary counseling, and to provide charity care and assistance to area patients undergoing their cancer treatment. Through Give 5 To Cancer’s ongoing support, we are able to help ease the burden of cancer within our service area.
 
We are so very grateful to Loren Balkowitsch, Rick Schock, and all the fine folks at Give 5 To Cancer for all they do to support cancer patients in central and western North Dakota. In addition to their ongoing monthly support, Give 5 To Cancer staff volunteer at various Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation events, serve on the Foundation Board and host an amazing and highly successful golf tournament in which half of the event’s proceeds benefit the Foundation. 
 
Our donations help support patients will all forms of cancer, and every color assigned to them.
 
 
Loren Balkowitsch (Co-Founder) was inspired to begin Give 5 while watching his sister-in-law battle breast cancer. Loren wanted to get off the sidelines and become more proactive in the fight against cancer. Slowly watching a loved one being taken away left him feeling helpless and frustrated. He wanted to help other families who are also dealing with the pain of losing someone that special. Under the Golf Tournament link above you can read about the amazing event Give 5 supports every year, Loren also was a co-founder of the Volkowitsch Open.
Loren is the VP of Fundraising on the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. His favorite part of working with the BCCF is working with amazing people who always put others first. He enjoys watching the funds raised directly impact the patients supported by the foundation.  Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation  Loren also serves on the North Dakota State Commission for National and Community Service Board

Rick Schock (Co-Founder) was driven to do more after watching his father battle Leukemia. Rick's love for fishing and the outdoors clearly carries over into the product lines Give 5 currently offers. The cause and bigger picture is the amazing part of what we do as a company. We have surrounded ourselves with a talented group of individuals who are driven to better the company and provide the customer with the best experience possible.
 
Josie Gienger (Customer Service Manager) has one daughter and was motivated to teach her how to give back to the community the way her Grandmother and Mother taught her. Loves working for a great company providing excellent customer service. Always makes time to volunteer at local events and to help support great causes.
Matthew Shockman like many others has also been affected by cancer through the loss of his Grandmother. This has motivated Matthew to take great pride in his work, and is excited to be working for a company that supports such a great cause. Outside of work Matthew takes classes online majoring in computer science, and enjoys gaming, programming, and geeking out over the latest electronic gadgets.

Chrissy Nelson is a single mother and has taught her son to always give to others. What a better place to work then for a company that gives back to such great causes. Just like so many others, her family and friends have been affected by cancer. Outside of work Chrissy likes to volunteer for different events, loves the outdoors, fishing and making memories with friends and family.


Jennifer Essler decided she wanted to make a difference in the world in some way after she lost one of her good friends in a tragic car accident in 2015, she decided life was too short and she needed to do something bigger. In her spare time she can be found walking her two dogs, hanging out with friends, or practicing with the Bismarck Bucks Dance Team. She loves working for a company that gives to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and locally to Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation.