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NBCA has a number of ways to put your philanthropic dollars to work. In 2021 and 2022 we are very focused on providing financial support to low-income cancer patients living on the margin of health and income. Donations to NBCA, unless otherwise indicated, will go to fund cancer patients and their families most in need.

Should you wish to be more specific with your philanthropy we have a number of existing funds you can contribute to or you can talk with us about creating a fund that reflects your own giving goals.

NBCA’s existing Funds:

Donations to this fund are used solely for women and their families who are faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. We assist women in all five counties in the North Bay regardless of which hospital they are being treated in. Funds have been used to help pay for transportation, grocery, lodging, prosthetics, wigs, and a variety of innovative support groups.

The Marcia Anderson Memorial Fund was established to assist Spanish speaking cancer patients in our community. Proceeds have been used for patient assistance, translation services, pilot programs, research studies. A cancer diagnosis is challenging to understand especially for non-English speakers. Donations to this fund help Spanish speakers navigate the difficult process and helps to finance critical expenses.

The Airport Health Club offers an exercise program for people recovering from cancer. The Cancer Wellness Program is for members and non-members with any type of cancer at any stage. The program is designed to implement the process of improvement in pain management and function so participants can better perform activities of daily living through appropriate exercise. Participants see improvements in posture, breathing, bone strength, endurance, digestion, tolerance to chemotherapy, pain, and fatigue.

This fund supports cancer patients during their treatment and recovery by creating indoor and outdoor garden spaces to recharge, relax and inspire. Anne-Marie Allen has been a landscape professional for more than 25 years and is donating her time to create these wonderful garden spaces for cancer patients.

The Jay Corley Memorial Fund was created in memory of Jay Corley who passed away from complications of prostate cancer in 2016. As a longtime Napa resident and community supporter his family started this fund to support cancer patients of all types living or being treated in the Napa area.

The Jennifer Hoffmann Memorial Fund was created by her mother Gloria Glickman and Gloria’s husband Don, primarily to support breast cancer patients being treated by Providence Health in Santa Rosa. This fund provides much needed financial resources to patients in need and also has created and launched many innovation pilot programs like Yoga, Sound Healing, and more.

Ascent on Cancer

The challenges facing cancer patients are many, but often unseen. Ascent on Cancer honors Cancer Heroes by making their bravery visible during an 11,000 foot ascent of Mt. San Jacinto, the steepest escarpment in the continental United States. As we climb the mountain we will be stopping to read out the names of Cancer Heroes in order to acknowledge the invisible challenges these heroes have faced.

Ascent on Cancer is a fundraiser for North Bay Cancer Alliance (NBCA). NBCA has been providing meaningful resources to cancer patients for sixteen years by sponsoring innovative support groups and providing immediate financial assistance to those in need. This year we see an increasing number of cancer patients and their families struggling to afford basic expenses.

In honor of all gifts, we will read the name of your Cancer Hero on our Ascent on Cancer hike this November as we climb Mt. San Jacinto. Your Cancer Hero can be anyone in your life who has been touched by cancer, it can be a healthcare worker or team who have made a difference in someone’s treatment, or in memory of someone we lost to cancer.

By providing funds for basic expenses like car fare to appointments, NBCA can make the difference between whether or not individuals receive critical treatment. A gift of $80, for example, would help cover the costs of transportation to 15 chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

By helping us meet our fundraising goal, you will be making it possible for NBCA to help 375 families in California’s north bay who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis.

100% of your donation to Ascent on Cancer goes to help a local cancer patient and their family.

In honor of all gifts, we will read the name of your Cancer Hero on our Ascent on Cancer hike this November as we climb Mt. San Jacinto. Your Cancer Hero can be anyone in your life who has been touched by cancer, it can be a healthcare worker or team who have made a difference in someone’s treatment, or in memory of someone we lost to cancer.
Ask your employer to be an Ascent on Cancer sponsor.

Help us go further

Share our GoFundMe campaign for Ascent on Cancer with your friends and on social media.  Help us support Cancer Heroes and Cancer Patients in the north bay community.

When I started here in 2015, I quickly came across a cancer patient that just needed bus money to get home from an appointment. It was mentioned to me to ask Kent at NBCA for a little bit of funds for such things. Almost immediately we were able to set up a system whereby NBCA would help fund the many various needs for our cancer patients. It has truly been a HUGE life saver over these past six years. We have funded bus passes, gas cards, grocery gift cards, lodging during chemo, dental care and funding special wishes for end of life situations. NBCA also funded many pilot programs such as Sound Healing, Rebuild & Renew, and Parking Lot Music Therapy.”

Sharon Doughty, Patient Navigator, Providence Health

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How your donation might be used to help cancer patients

Transportation Costs

Grocery Cards

Support Groups

Co-pays

Lodging

Cancer Risk Assessments

Complementary Therapies

STRENGTH Blankets

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Memorial Fund Donors

The Jen Hoffman Fund

  • Gloria and Don Glickman
  • CannaCraft
  • Lindsay Norval
  • Axis Sivitz
  • Cindy and Allan Block
  • Susan Cohen
  • Sarina Gwirtzman
  • Shari and Alan Kafton
  • Karen Field
  • Bryan and Susan Erler
  • Esther Goldman
  • Gregg and Pamela Boita
  • Debra Goldman
  • Michele Manison
  • Diane Putnam
  • Patricia Ribaudo
  • Phyllis Shapiro
  • Heidi Solz
  • Francine Ziperstein
  • Sarala and James Dee
  • Mary Eickmeyer
  • Gladys Baum
  • Barbara Goldstein
  • Robin Levine
  • Harris Ross
  • Gladys Pinck