Who We Are and What We Do

The Cancer League, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.  Since our inception in 1973, we have raised and donated over $3 million toward the fight against cancer, over $1million has been raised in the last five years alone.  

​Our mission is to raise funds for accredited non-profit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer that focus on research, early detection, education and patient care.

Cancer is an incredibly emotional disease that stirs up feelings of fear, grief, depression and uncertainty.  As with any illness, it helps knowing there are other individuals who have coped with the disease themselves and who can provide the emotional, medical, or even financial support that cancer victims desperately need.  Our work takes on a special significance given that each of our members has coped with cancer either personally, within her family, or in her circle of friends.  

Cancer League fundraising events are graciously supported and often co-hosted by individuals and businesses in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Francisco counties,  In addition to helping with events, these supporting communities assist Cancer League members to present educational programs raising awareness of cancer throughout the year.  The Cancer League always seeks to partner with cancer professionals, researchers and other community members on the quest to find a cure for this devastating disease.  But none of our work is possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

The Holly Ball, held in December, has been our signature fundraising event since our organization's inception.  A variety of other fundraisers ranging from fashion shows and educational seminars take place throughout the calendar year.   

100% of the Cancer League's allocations are used in supporting Bay Area organizations for the fight against cancer.  We cover our ongoing operating costs through our membership dues.

Together, we can help find a cure and help make a difference in the lives of so many individuals dealing with this horrible disease.





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