Breast cancer and ovarian cancer are devastating diseases that affect women and families all around the world. Fortunately, there are numerous organizations working to support and assist those affected. One such group is the Palo Alto-based four-star charity Bay Area Cancer Connections (BACC), which “supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.”
BACC’s vision is “to be a self-sustaining organization at the forefront of community-based cancer support by being a trusted partner to our clients, medical community, donors, and collaborative organizations, while striving to address shifting gaps in cancer services,” according to the non-profit’s website.
Originally known as Community Breast Health Project, BACC has been a part of the Palo Alto community for more than 30 years. It offers free programs and services, such as emotional support, cancer education and information, complimentary therapies, health and wellness, and survivorship programs. BACC even has a boutique of donated supplies free for cancer patients, including hats, wigs, breast prostheses and specialty bras.
At the heart of BACC’s guiding principles is the organization’s commitment “to ensuring that no one faces breast cancer alone.”