To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Awards 2014 Grants to 19 Bay Area Noprofits

Foundation reaches milestone with over $4 million granted since inception to Bay Area breast cancer nonprofits

Kentfield, CA – (April, 2014) To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization whose goal is to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone, is thrilled to announce the recipients of their 2014 grant awards that were distributed among 19 Bay Area nonprofit organizations totaling $250,000.

These awards bring the total granted since the organization’s inception in 1996 to over $4 million. The recipients were chosen from a pool of nominees by the Foundation’s Grants Review Committee, which is made up of community health and medical leaders, breast cancer survivors and Foundation directors. The grants were given to nonprofits which help women and men with breast health issues by providing financial support for the underserved, for early detection screening and diagnostics, and for emotional support programs. For more information call 415-455-5882 or visit

“We are incredibly proud to have reached this amazing milestone of having granted over $4 million dollars to the many important programs that assist underserved populations with breast health issues,” said Jeanne Capurro, To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Board President. “Our vision has always been that no one should face breast cancer alone.  With the support of our generous donors and the tremendous work of our volunteers, we are making a difference in the day-to-day care of those living with the challenges of breast cancer.”

The 2014 Grant Recipients reflect the diversity of services and communities the Foundation seeks to support.  Grant recipients are located throughout the 9-county Bay Area and cover services from early detection to financial assistance.

2014 Grant Recipients and the areas they service:

Alameda County Health Care Foundation – Alameda County

Transportation Fund for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast Cancer Connections – Marin County

Gabriella Patser Program

 Breast Cancer Emergency Fund – San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Emergency Financial Assistance

 Ceres Community Project – Sonoma and Marin Counties

Healing Meals for Healthy Communities – Breast Cancer Support

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco Counties

Funding Needs of Low-Income Women with Advanced Breast Cancer

 Circulo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center – San Francisco County

Women’s Support and Educational Program

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation – Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Lymphedema Project

Institute for Health & Healing – Marin County

Holistic Support for Breast Cancer Patients

 Latina Breast Cancer Agency – San Francisco County

Women Caring for Women Patient Navigation

Latinas Contra Cancer – Santa Clara County

Casa A Casa Screening and Diagnostic Services for Low Income Latinas

 Lyon-Martin Health Services – San Francisco County

Breast Health Program

Marin Center for Independent Living – Marin County

Mary Mathews Breast Cancer Advocacy Project

Marin General Hospital Foundation – Marin County

Screening and Diagnostic Fund for Under-served Patients

 Pilipino Senior Resource Center – San Francisco, San Mateo Counties

Kapwa Kalinga (“Care for Each Other”)

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation – San Francisco County

Lymphedema Education and Referral Program

Shanti – San Francisco County

Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Program

 Sunflower Wellness – Marin County

Beyond Breast Cancer

Sutter Pacific Women’s Health Center – Sonoma County

Resource Navigation to Latina Women

Women’s Cancer Resource Center – Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

East Bay Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Grant funds were generated from two major events in 2013: Tee It Up To Celebrate Life and Stepping Out To Celebrate Life, in addition to donations from sponsors and community events and individual donors.  Major donors include Harbor Point Charitable Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Marin Specialty Care, Frank and Lois Noonan, Price Family Dealerships, Wareham Development, Wells Fargo, Sue and George Bull, Marin General Hospital Foundation, and UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to raise funds and grant financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide services and support to people living with breast cancer. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has raised and distributed over $4 million to Bay Area non-profits that help people who are dealing with breast cancer or who have breast health concerns.  For more information, call (415) 455-5882 or visit


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