Grant Recipients 2020:
Access to Care Program
Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.
3D Nipple Tatooing
Nipple and areolas are recreated with cosmetic tattoo pigment resulting in a natural looking breast. Tattoos appear realistic and can fool the brain and eye into thinking it is an actual dimensional nipple, playing an important role in feeling whole again both physically and emotionally.
East County Center – Emergency Financial Assistance
This program provides emergency financial assistance for breast cancer patients.
Navigational, Complementary and Direct Support Services for Breast Cancer Patients
This program offers breast cancer patients in Sonoma Valley and surrounding areas, with navigational, complementary therapies and direct support services to improve quality of life.
Healing Meal for Breast Cancer Patients
Teenagers come together to prepare nourishing food for people recovering from breast cancer and their family members in Marin County. The project helps educate clients and young people alike about how organic meals and supplemental food products support improved treatment outcomes.
Integrative Medicine Services for Low-Income Women
Integrative medicine tools (acupuncture, massage therapy, herbs, guided imagery, stress reduction, exercise and nutrition) are available for comprehensive breast cancer management to low-income, uninsured women with breast cancer.
Community Mammography Access Project (CMAP)
This program provides navigational assistance for mammograms for underserved women by addressing barriers to screening services in order to reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis among medically underserved women in Santa Clara County.
Volunteer Companion Driver Program for Breast Cancer Patients
Drivers For Survivors provides free transportation service and supportive companionship for ambulatory cancer patients, from suspicious findings through completion of treatments.
This program provides garments for prevention and treatment of lymphedema that can occur after treatment of breast cancer.
Holistic Support for Breast Cancer Patients
The Institute administers holistic care services including therapeutic massage and other complementary therapies to recently diagnosed breast cancer patients in Marin to support them during treatment.
Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Care Through Patient Navigation
Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about breast cancer in the underserved Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality and improving the quality of the health care experience.
Mary Mathews Breast Cancer and Advocacy Project
Underserved individuals in Marin County diagnosed with breast cancer receive help in navigating the health care system in order to acquire and maintain medical insurance. Also, the project provides emergency services including housing and financial planning and assistance during treatment and recovery.
Screening and Diagnostic Fund for Uninsured and Under-Insured Individuals; metastatic Safety Net
Breast screening and diagnostic testing, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI screenings and biopsies for low income, uninsured or under-insured individuals facing disparities in breast cancer detection.
Kapwa Kalinga – “Care for Each Other” Navigation and Support Assistance for Low-income Filipina Breast Cancer Patients
Underserved Filipinas with breast cancer receive navigational assistance, transportation and emergency support services.
Samaritan House Breast Care Clinic
Navigation for breast care and mammograms are provided for low income and uninsured women.
Shanti’s Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program
Underserved low income women diagnosed with breast cancer have access to navigation and emergency services. These include translation, food and taxi vouchers to get patients to and from their treatment.
Carol Ann Read Breast Health Program’s Underinsured/Uninsured Fund
This program provides diagnostic testing for under/uninsured patients.
Interpretation, Resources & Support Group for Latino patients, Lymphedema sleeves
Ensures at-risk individuals will have much-needed resource navigation services, screening, diagnostic and financial coordination of cancer care and support services.
Making a Difference to Fight Breast Cancer
Direct and emergency services to Solano County breast cancer patients who do not have the resources to meet basic needs. Emergency financial assistance includes transportation to treatments, utilities, food and housing expenses.
Emergency Financial Assistance and Breast Cancer Navigation
Emergency financial assistance and services are available to low-income women diagnosed with breast cancer who are actively in treatment in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.