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Breast Cancer Assistance Group


Our mission is to help women with breast cancer as we would want to be helped ourselves. The Breast Cancer Assistance Group (BCAG) is supported by breast cancer survivors who raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of local breast cancer patients and their families. The BCAG is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization.

The Big Idea

More than 250 women residing in Monterey County are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Along with the emotional and physical impact of the disease, many of these patients will experience financial hardship due to having to reduce or stop working coupled with the additional expenses that come with the diagnosis of breast cancer. As an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of breast cancer survivors, the Breast Cancer Assistance Group (BCAG) is there to provide financial support to breast cancer patients who struggle with paying for housing, utilities, childcare, food, gas and other basic living expenses while undergoing treatment. Through the Breast Cancer Assistance Grant program, BCAG helps to relieve some of the financial stress associated with breast cancer and to shift the patient’s focus onto their health and recovery. Founded in 1997, BCAG has touched the lives of hundreds of local women and has been a lifeline during their cancer journey.

“Breast Cancer is something no one ever expects to go through; it is very difficult both physically and emotionally. Thank you for your help during this difficult time. We are so grateful for you and the financial support that, believe me, has helped us through these tough times. It is truly wonderful! I thank God for your help.” Translated from Spanish

- Rosalina Quirarte Flores