Breast Cancer Connections

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Philanthropy, Cancer, Breast Cancer


390 Cambridge Avenue Palo Alto CA 94306 USA


Founded in 1993 by a survivor and her surgeon, BCC provides personalized information and support to people touched by breast cancer, in an atmosphere of warmth, sensitivity, and understanding.  The organization is guided by the following principles: We place the needs of our clients first; We personalize our services for each individual; We empower clients by providing information that helps them make decisions; We seek to reduce the barriers to services; We value the experience, knowledge and involvement of breast cancer survivors; We provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers and value them as integral to our mission; We seek partnerships and collaborations to better fulfill our mission; We are committed to providing our services free of charge.

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco Bay Area


CBHP programs include: a comprehensive Breast Health Library; helpline telephone and walk-in support by caring volunteers; weekly drop-in question and answer sessions with physicians; a Buddy Program matching current clients with breast cancer survivors; support groups for individuals who are newly diagnosed, have metastatic breast cancer, have DCIS, and who have completed treatment; a support group for couples; a team of therapists available for crisis counseling; healing and guided imagery sessions, writing workshops, mindfulness meditation workshops, life coaching and other ongoing wellness activities; assistance preparing for medical appointments; and volunteer opportunities for breast cancer survivors and friends. CBHP also provides an outreach program, The Gabriella Patser Program, that helps young, at-risk women navigate the medical system and access necessary screening and diagnostic tests. The program pays for services for women under 40 who have no insurance or resources and are at risk for breast cancer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a fantastic nonprofit that provides personalized information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer. It serves the larger Bay Area community in California - and across the country/world via the Internet and 800 phone line. Committed caring staff, outstanding Board and staff leadership, 300+ compassionate, caring volunteers and an incredible array of more than 35 programs and services all offered free of charge. Programs include one devoted to funding diagnostic tests for young men and women under 40 who are uninsured and not eligible for state funded programs despite a risk of breast cancer. A truly caring, mission-focused organization.

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