Bay Area Cancer Connections and the Karen Swanson Fund

Bay Area Cancer Connections

Bay Area Cancer Connections is a nonprofit organization that supports people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

Whether you have just been diagnosed with cancer, or are seeking wellness after treatment, our compassionate staff and volunteers will be with you every step of the way. This page will help guide you to the most relevant Programs and Services based on your immediate needs.

I have attached their Program Calendar for May as well as the application for funding through their Karen Swanson Fund for metastatic breast or ovarian cancer patients who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BCC Program Calendar April-June 2017

The Karen Swanson Fund

The Karen Swanson Fund is available to help fulfill a special need or end-of-life request from those with active metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. The fund is not meant to be used for medical treatment or basic living expenses, but for improving the quality of life during the dying process.

If you or someone you know has an extra expense that otherwise you wouldn’t be able to afford, please contact Bay Area Cancer Connections at (650) 326-6686.

Amounts granted are up to $750.

All requests will be kept confidential.

Karen Swanson Fund Application
To receive funds from Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC) Karen Swanson Fund, you must (1) have metastatic breast or ovarian cancer, (2) live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and (3) not be able to afford this extra expense without the support of this fund.
One request can be made to the Fund per calendar year.
Street Address:
City/State/Zip Code:
Phone Number:
Amount Requested: Reason for Request: (Please tell us about your situation and specifically how you will use these funds. We are not able to provide funds for basic living expenses. Please add sheets of paper if you do not have enough space to fully explain your request.)
BCC will review the application and contact you. We may request to speak with you in person or, if you are unable, then with someone representing you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact BCC Director of Programs and Services, Colleen Kleier, at (650) 326-6686.
Please mail or fax this application to:
Attn: Colleen Kleier Director of Programs & Services Bay Area Cancer Connections
Phone: (650) 326-6686
Fax: (650) 326-6673
2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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