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My ovarian cancer journey

My name is Annie, and I’m 46 years old. My husband and I have been married for 19 years, and we have three wonderful children together, ages 17, 14, and 11. We live in the East Bay with a 90-pound female American Bulldog who has a 50-pound Pitbull for a brother. By all accounts, weRead More ...

One-Year Survivor: The Joy and Vicissitudes of Surviving Cancer

This post was originally published on the author’s blog and reprinted with her consent. ​A year ago, I was undergoing cancer treatment. This month, I am celebrating my one-year survivorship. It is a big milestone on many levels. I underwent so much pain and so many sorrows. I am grateful for life, even though the hardships are notRead More ...

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

I wanted to take a moment to pause from business as usual and  thank you as a community of people who care deeply about one another and our world. I am sure that many of your hearts are heavy like ours. We have been taking the time to reflect and listen during this time as we takeRead More ...

Learn About Our Annual Volunteer recognition awardees

Each year, we ask our staff and community to nominate volunteers that stand out for the wonderful work they have done to support us.  Under normal circumstances, we would gather together to celebrate all of our volunteers who choose to donate their time and talents to us throughout the year. Without our volunteers, BACC wouldRead More ...

From Sewing to Fight Cancer to Stitching to Fight COVID-19

Regina Bortolus epitomizes the humble ‘angel’ among us.  As a member of Mani di Angeli, a group within the Italian American Women’s Guild, she has led a group of dedicated women who have spent many hours creating and sewing dolls for pediatric wards at local hospitals and heart pillows for newly diagnosed clients of BayRead More ...