Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer

Fund Purpose

To provide funding for diagnostic testing and related services for women or men of any age residing in Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties and have no other means to pay for these services. Funding also includes treatment for Lymphedema as a result of breast cancer treatment. This fund also provides a scholarship intended for students who plan to attend any accredited college, university, or trade school. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who reside in Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties and have lost a parent or sibling to breast cancer, who currently have a parent or sibling in treatment for breast cancer, or is a survivor. The award is intended to be used during the traditional academics year, for academic purposes such as tuition, fees, and/or books. Scholarship funds are payable directly to the educational institution. Applications will be considered equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, political belief, disability, or financial need. The recipients of the scholarship will be chosen by the advisory board of advisors for Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Fund.

More Info

Our main mission is to provide funding for diagnostic testing, mammography, biopsy, and related services for women or men of any age residing in Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties that have no other means to pay for these services under guidelines defined by the Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Fund Board of Directors. Funding also includes treatment for lymphedema needed as a result of breast cancer.

Additionally we award support in the form of scholarships to graduating high school students who have lost a parent or sibling to breast cancer, or who have a parent or sibling in treatment for breast cancer.

The Fund will also distribute Chemo Comfort Bags to patients in treatment for breast cancer.

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Contact Info

Fran Wedow, President and Fund Director