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Cancer Patients Alliance

Mission

Cancer Patient Alliance's mission is to improve health outcomes for cancer patients through cancer education, addressing health disparities, and enabling cancer patients and their families to become active participants in their medical care.

The Big Idea

The Cancer Patients Alliance’s initiative, Salinas Valley Alliance for Cancer, helps ensure adequate cancer treatment and care for Latinos, farm workers, immigrants and the underserved in the Salinas Valley. The Alliance facilitates medical access, including financial assistance with treatment expenses and help with finishing initial and follow-up treatments. They also help with overcoming patients’ logistical challenges, including transportation, child care, language and cultural barriers. Through this initiative, Cancer Patients Alliance leverages its existing nexus with local oncology groups, hospitals and other providers to further establish a region-wide safety net aimed at providing consistent and enduring access to cancer treatment and resources in Monterey County.

I have been quite impressed with the actions and outcomes of the nonprofit Cancer Patients Alliance over the years, in their ongoing advocacy and support for Latinos and farm workers with cancer in our Monterey County.

- Oguchi Nkwocha, MD, MS, chief medical officer at Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas

We Did It, Together!

Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.