Our Beneficiaries
The Cancer League employs a set of guidelines to allocate funds that we raise.  We require detailed proposals from those who request funding and ask for transparency and accountability.  We ensure that our funds are being used appropriately and responsibly. One hundred percent of the Cancer League's allocations are used in supporting Bay Area organizations for the fight against cancer. 

The following are some examples of allocations made towards the fight against cancer throughout the years:
Alameda County Healthcare Foundation ($25,000 )
  • $25,000 Spanish speaking Cancer Navigator at Highland Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Foundation- Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Center ($46,173)
  • $10,000 Oncology Caregivers Support Group
  • $ 9,000 Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Screening Project
  • $12,48 Follow-up Coordinator for clinic patients
  • $11,278 Skin Cancer Screening Clinic
  • $7,915 Skin Chat Seminars
  • $3,000 Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Initiative
  • $2,500 Skin Cancer Screening Program
American Cancer Society ($10,000)​
  • $5,000 Educational Movie Reproduction, "How I Coped When Mommy Died"
  • $5,000 Young Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program
Bay Area Tumor Institute ($452,500)
  • $20,000 Offering Clinical Trials to low income cancer patients
  • $30,000 Treatment of 30 additional low income patients
  • $40,000 Colon Cancer Prevention
  • 12,500 Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
  • $75,000 Expansion of the SELECT Prostate Cancer Trial
  • 41,000 Clinical Research Associate, Radiation Oncology Trials - Head and Neck
  • $40,250 Long-term Tamoxifen therapy for Breast Cancer Prevention
  • $40,000 Oncology Nursing
  • $30,000 Breast Cancer Research:  "Who Benefits from Chemotherapy?"
  • $30,000 Melanoma Patient Consultation Program
  • $20,000 Highland Hospital, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care for Low income and underserved patients
  • $38,750 Breast Cancer Research Trials
  • $15,000 NCI-Sponsored Cancer Prevention Trials in honor of Ernie Bodai, M.D.
  • $10,000 When the Best Treatment is Free-But too Hard to Reach in honor of Dale Block
  • $5,000 Services to Leukemia patients in honor of Robert Lambing
  • $5,000 Patient Dilemmas Program for Breast and Prostate Cancer
California Pacific Medical Center ($40,000)
  • $40,000 Determination of Cancerous Changes by Exposure to PET
Camp Okizu ($174,625)
  • $10,000 Week long camp for 10 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $15,000 Week long camp for 15 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $20,000 Week long camp for 20 Bay Area Children with Cancer
  • $45,000 Week long camp for 20 Bay Area Children with Cancer               
  • $72,500 Oncology Camp Support
  • $12,125 Bus Transportation for Camp
Carol Ann Reed Center ($12,000)
  • ​$12,000 Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Initiative
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic ($55,000)
  •  $10,000/300 women Providing Complementary integrative medicine       
  •  $5,000 Advanced Cancer Program
  • $25,000 Complementary Clinic: Program Medical Expenses
  • $15,000 Alternative Care for Low-income Women with Advanced Cancer
curebreastcancer.com ($1,875)
  • $1,875 In-Kind Donation of Breast Cancer Stamp Silk Scarves
Delta Memorial ($23,600)
  • ​$23,600 Screening for Breast and Prostate Cancer, Smoking Cessation Classes; Education on Skin & Colon Cancer
East Bay Agency for Children ($86,000)
  • ​$45,000 Circle of Care Grief and Illness Support for Children and Families (formerly PediatriCare)
  • $15,000 Full-time Program Director for the Circle of Care Grief and Illness Support for Children and Families
  • $5,000 Little's Project for Grief and Illness Support
  • $3,000 Special Contribution on Andronico's behalf
George Mark House ($109,426)
  • ​$25,000 Transitional care for patients and families
  • $20,000 Respite Care to Children with Cancer
  • $40,000 Pediatric End of Life Care Program - Certified Nurse Assistant
  • $24,500 Pediatric Palliative End of Life Care Program
  • ​$20,000 for Family Suite use for Respite and End of Life Care Program
  • $12,426 Multi-Sensory Room Equipment
  • $7,500 Music Therapy Room Equipment
Healing Journeys ($15,000)
  • $15,000 "Cancer as a Turning Point, from Surviving to Thriving" San Francisco, 2006
John Muir Cancer Institute ($2,000)
  • ​$2,000 Oncology Survivorship Program, Survivorship Manual
John Muir Health Foundation ($15,000)
  • ​$15,000 Lung Cancer Screening Program
Lucille Packard Foundation ($19,000)
  • ​$19,000 Art Therapy for Pediatric Patients
Cancer Support Community ($5000)​
  • $5000 An Organization that does crisis counseling for children and teens experiencing cancer.
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation ($12,500)
  • $12,500/50-75 garments The Lymphedema Education and Referral Program (LERP)
Shanti Margot Murphy Breast Cancer Program ($10,000)
  • $10,000/30 women Expansion to Gynecological Cancers
Stanford University ($80,500)
  • ​$40,000 Identifying Biomarkers for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • $23,000 for Predicting VTE (Venous Thromboembolism) risk in Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients using Plasma Biomarkers
  • $17,500 Individualizing Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Based on Tumor Hypoxia in honor of Barbara Rogers
Sutter VNA ($36,000)
  • ​$36,000 Patient Care for Advanced Illness Management
The Sarcoma Alliance ($6,000)
  • ​$6,000 Advance Research and Support
UC Berkeley Cancer Research Labs ($31,500)​
  • $25,000 Study of Tumor Suppressor Gene PTEN
  • $6,500 Seminar on Clinical Breast Cancer Examination
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center ($1,035,899)
  • $10,000/130 Providing Integrative Medicine services to underserved cancer patients, both men and women.
  • $25,000 Targeting Metabolic Adaptation to Limit Cancer Progression
  • $50,000/Two Years Synthetic Lethal Targeting of Telomerase
  • $10,000 offering alternative medicines and therapies to low income women and men with cancer. Allow for 181 visits in San Francisco.
  • $25,000 Thea Tlsty Exploring human tumors for aberrations in differentiation.
  • $25,000 Jilai Ly Targeting RANK Pathways of cancer metastasizing in bone. 
  • $35,000 Thyroid Cancer Research
  • $25,000 Breast Cancer, Tumor Addiction to HER2
  • $25,000 Ovarian Cancer Research
  • $25,000 Salivary Gland Cancer Research
  • $53,000 Controlling Metastatic & Drug Resistant Tumors
  • $22,500 Breast Cancer Research
  • $20,000 Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
  • $10,000 Abundant Life Health Ministry Initiative
  • $52,000 Early Breast Cancer Detection 
  • $52,000 Early Detection in In-Situ Pre-Malignant Lesions and Precursors
  • $50,000 Cancer Research Institute/Breast Oncology Program
  • $50, Fractionation of Chinese Herbal Phytoestrogens Research in honor of Joanie Jones
  • $46,800 Detection of Neuroblastoma
  • $42,000 Adenovirus-Based on Stem Cell Directed Therapies for Colorectal Cancer in honor of Sarah Abel and Chirs Coiteux
  • $40,000 Research on the Regulation of Genes - Selective Phytoestrogens in Breast Cancer Cells
  • $35,00 Research Targeting Variant Mammary Epithelial Cells
  • $44,625 Determining the Best Treatment Protocol for "Intermediate Risk" Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
  • $31,200 Molecular Mechanisms of BRaf & KRas-induced Lung Cancers
  • $30,000 for Cervical Cancer Zoledronic Acid Clinical Research Fund
  • $30,000 Novel Delivery of Therapies for Brainstem Glioma in honor of Tiffanie Kalmbach
  • $30,000 Carol Frank Buck Breast Center for the Cancer Registry for Clinical Trials
  • $25,000 Ovarian Preservation & Prevention in Women treated for Lymphoma and Leukemia
  • $25,000 Identification and Characterization of Cancer Precursors
  • $25,000 Cancer Risk Program Community Education Seminar Series
  • $20,532 Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care Specialist
  • $16,690 Benefits & Health Insurance Counseling and Education Program
  • $15,750 Small Molecule Inhibitors in Wnt & Sonic Hedgehog Signaling- Lung, Breast, Colon & Pancreatic Cancers
  • $15,000 Gynecologic Oncology; Colposcopic Technology for Cervical Cancer Screening
  • $15,000 Cancer Risk and Genetic Counselor Program
  • $15,000 Melanoma Center: NF-kB as a Novel Molecular Prognostic Factor for the Malignant Melanoma
  • $15,000 Thoracic Oncology: Wnt Pathway Signaling in Lung Cancer
  • $12,000 for breastcancertrials.org
  • $11,000 Peer Support Program Database at the Cancer Resource Center
  • $10,801 Cp,[rejemsove Nutrition Program for Cancer Patients
  • $10,000 Underwrite Costs of Operating a Mammovan
  • $9,000 Study of the Effects of Chinese Herbs on Ovarian Cancer
  • $2,100 Project JUMP in the name of Adronico's Market
  • $900 Donation of Breast Cancer Stamp Scarves for Gift Shop
Women's Cancer Resource Center ($45,000)
           $10,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved Women in the East Bay
            $10,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved Women in the East Bay
  • $25,000 Cancer Navigation Program to Underserved Women in the East Bay
The Wellness Community/San Francisco East Bay ($22,110)
  • ​$8,100 Mindfulness Mediation Series for Cancer Patients
  • $6,000 Support Services for Cancer Patients and Their Families
  • $5,000 Young Adult Cancer Support Group
  • $3,000 Compassionate Communications Series Program for Cancer Patients













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