The Komen California Response Fund is Susan G. Komen statewide Affiliate collaboration to raise funds to support local breast cancer patients and survivors during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Funds will enable Komen Affiliates across California to support their respective Breast Health Communities by helping those they serve to overcome existing and new, crisis-related barriers to access support services and care. 

The impact of COVID-19, including a mandatory stay at home orders, rising unemployment, and an already overburdened healthcare system, are causing the perfect storm for breast cancer and metastatic patients who need immediate care or must defer treatment. 

Donations of up to $300 are tax-deductable under the new CARES Act for individual charitable giving.

Your gift today to the Komen California Response Fund will answer urgent needs in your local breast cancer community, ensuring those facing a breast cancer diagnosis can access vital services, including: 

Patient navigation for enhanced patient experience and reduce systemic, programmatic and social barriers to breast care and services, resulting in improved outcomes for women in Orange County

Financial assistance to support cost of living expenses for those in active treatment

Breast cancer screening preparation for the coming surge of routine mammograms and screenings that are currently postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 for uninsured or underinsured women in need

Virtual educational experiences facilitated by experts to provide critical, timely information related to breast health and COVID-19, and addressing questions and concerns on how to cope with stress and anxiety 

Virtual Safe Community Space for survivors, those living with metastatic breast cancer and caregivers to share their stories, build connections and support during this time

Advocacy for transformative health policies and improved access to affordable, high-quality breast health and cancer care services

Lifesaving research and clinical trials to discover new treatments

Operational Support in partnership with local breast health organizations to help meet higher demands they are seeing during COVID-19 pandemic

The Komen California Response Fund will be helping patients, survivors, caregivers, and families who urgently need support now more than ever.

Individuals and companies interested in supporting the unique needs of breast cancer patients during this health crisis are encouraged to visit komenoc.org/covid19/ to learn more or to contribute to the fund call Komen Orange County at 714-957-9157 or email info@komenoc.org.