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Cancer Patients Alliance


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

Cancer Patients Alliance ensures good cancer treatment and care for Latinos, farmworkers, immigrants and others who are otherwise underserved when it comes to cancer treatment in the Salinas Valley. Services include assistance with medical expenses; support with finishing initial treatment measures and follow-up after treatment; logistical support such as transportation and child care; and help overcoming obstacles like language barriers. Cancer Patients Alliance also partners with medical providers to further establish a safety net of treatment options.

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, Clínica de Salud del Valle de Salinas

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. 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 $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.