The SCCBG selects a variety of beneficiaries who are providing much needed support and research for people with cancer in our community. The following is a list of some of recipients of funds from past events.
Teen Kitchen Project
Teen Kitchen Project brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook delicious and nourishing food. Meals are delivered free of charge to individuals and families who are in crisis due to a life-threatening illness. Teens gain skills in cooking healthy food, learn about the impact of their food choices and build connections through community service – while providing much-needed nutritional support to those in need.
Hospice of Santa Cruz
Hospice of Santa Cruz County provides compassionate presence and professional expertise for individuals and their families confronted with end of life and ensuing loss. Essential to this mission are the core values of dignity, comfort and self-determination. Their Transitions program provides quality, professional assistance, ensuring that individuals and families have the support they need to navigate the many questions, concerns, and practical and emotional challenges that arise with a life-limiting diagnosis.
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services seeks to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by supporting their families in the challenges they face – by providing family-centered care that addresses the emotional, practical and financial struggles for families of children and teens during treatment, families experiencing anticipatory grief and those who are bereaved.
Katz Cancer Resource Center
The Bennett & Suzy Katz Cancer Resource Center at Dominican Hospital offers patients and their loved ones a place to get the support they need. The Katz Cancer Resource Center provides no-charge access to information and services related to all aspects of cancer care. Support groups are open to all whose lives are challenged by cancer: patients, family and close friends. Groups include breast cancer, cancer, caregiver support, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer.
WomenCARE Cancer Advocacy, Resources and Education
WomenCARE, founded by women with cancer for women with cancer, is a safe place that provides advocacy, free resources, education, one-on-one and group support, and healing workshops to women facing all types of cancer, to their families, friends, and caregivers.
Fellowship Program for Cancer Research
In 2005 the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group Board of Directors decided to support research efforts aimed and generating new scientific discoveries that could lead to the development of innovative new cancer treatments. Since then SCCBG has continued to annually support the ground-breaking research taking place at UC Santa Cruz. In the past, pilot projects funded by these small grants from SCCBG have enabled UCSC faculty to obtain preliminary results that led to much larger grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.