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 directors for Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Fund.
The Fund was established in 2003. This Fund is supported by the Canyon Oaks Women's Golf Club with proceeds raised at the annual Pink Ribbon Open Golf Tournament. Originally the fund supported those 40 and younger that have no insurance or are underinsured with no means to pay for services. Mission was subsequently expanded.
Fran Wedow, President and Fund Director