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On April 3, To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation awarded a total of $375,000 in grants to 22 Bay Area nonprofit organizations that help women and men with breast health issues. The grantees (back row, left to right) are Cindi Cantril, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation–Resource Navigation to Latinos, Christina Fernandez Steckler, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, Sharon Meyer, Institute for Health and Healing, Jason Wong, MD, Samaritan House, Gabriella Quezada-Perez, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, Tim Hamann, Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation, Ricardo Fouster, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Carol Ann Read Breast Health Program, Regan Fedric, Sunflower Wellness, Ana Ayala, Project Open Hand, Anna Jeon, Community Health Partnership, Alison Garrett, Marin General Hospital Foundation, Teri Adolfo, Cancer Support Sonoma, Darcie Green, Latinas Contra Cancer, Juvy Barbonio, Pilipino Senior Resource Center, (front row, left to right) Colleen Carvalho, Bay Area Cancer Connections, Fern Orenstein, Breastoration Ink, Judith Biletnikoff Harkins, Shanti Project,  Eli Gelardin, Marin Center for Independent Living, Karen Edwards, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund; Dolores Moorehead, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Susan Parnes, Ceres Community Project and  (not pictured) Melbra Watts, Charlotte Maxwell Clinic.  -Photo by Glen Graves

The event was held at Ristorante Servino in Tiburon. Pictured (above, left to right) are Dr. Cheryl Ewing, UCSF and To Celebrate Life medical advisory Board member, and Dolores Moorhead, Women’s Cancer Resource Center Emergency Financial Assistance and Breast Cancer Navigation.   -Photo by Glen Graves

The grantee organizations provide a variety of services, including patient navigation, financial assistance, holistic complementary therapies, diagnostics and emotional support programs to underserved people. Pictured (above, left to right) are Johanna Lucas and Susan Parnes, Ceres Project Nourishing Meals, Support and Nutritional Education for Breast Cancer Patients, and Dr. Michael Parnes.  -Photo by Linda Tanner

Pictured (above) are Wells Fargo’s Mario Diaz presenting a grant award to Allison Garrett,  Marin General Hospital Foundation Screening and Diagnostic Fund for Uninsured and Under-Insured Individuals.  -Photo by Glen Graves

Pictured (above) are the Meadow Club’s Joyce Thornton presenting a grant award to Samaritan House Breast Care Clinic’s Dr. Jason Wong.  -Photo by Glen Graves

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