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

2014 Grant Recipients - Photo by: Patty Spinks
2014 Grant Recipients - Photo by: Patty Spinks

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation, an all-volunteer 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 applicants by the Foundation’s Grants Review Committee, which is made up of community health and medical leaders, breast cancer survivors and past and present 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 emotional support programs. For more information call 415-455-5882 or visit www.tocelebratelife.org


“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:



Alameda County Health Care Foundation – Berkeley

Transportation Fund for Breast Cancer Patients


Breast Cancer Connections – Palo Alto

Gabriella Patser Program


Breast Cancer Emergency Fund - San Francisco  

Emergency Financial Assistance


Ceres Community Project – Sebastopol and San Rafael

Healing Meals for Healthy Communities – Breast Cancer Support


Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic – Oakland

Funding Needs of Low-Income Women with Advanced Breast Cancer


Circulo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center – San Francisco

Women’s Support and Educational Program


HERS Breast Cancer Foundation - Fremont

Lymphedema Project


Institute for Health & Healing –Greenbrae

Holistic Support for Breast Cancer Patients


Latina Breast Cancer Agency – San Francisco

Women Caring for Women Patient Navigation


Latinas Contra Cancer - San Jose

Casa A Casa Screening and Diagnostic Services for Low Income Latinas


Lyon-Martin Health Services – San Francisco

Breast Health Program


Marin Center for Independent Living – San Rafael

Mary Mathews Breast Cancer Advocacy Project


Marin General Hospital Foundation – Greenbrae

Screening and Diagnostic Fund for Underserved Patients


Pilipino Senior Resource Center - San Francisco and San Mateo

Kapwa Kalinga (“Care for Each Other”)


San Francisco General Hospital Foundation - San Francisco

Lymphedema Education and Referral Program


Shanti - San Francisco

Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Program


Sunflower Wellness – San Francisco

Beyond Breast Cancer


Sutter Pacific Women’s Health Center – Santa Rosa

Resource Navigation to Latina Women


Women’s Cancer Resource Center - Oakland

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, 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 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 www.tocelebratelife.org 







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