To access any of these programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-326-6686
The Helpline is answered by caring individuals who can offer support, navigate you through our services, or connect you with other resources in the community.
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
First & Fourth Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Breast or ovarian cancer survivors provide support by sharing their personal experience with you over the phone. Through this program, we match you with a Buddy who experienced a similar diagnosis or treatment, or who can relate to you in other ways.
Up to two one-on-one phone sessions with Nina Weil, CHTP, CJC. Reclaim your sense of well-being using Cancer Journey tools to identify where you are now and where you want to go, and to support your move into holistic healing and self-empowerment.
A licensed therapist with experience helping women deal with cancer-related issues offers one or two free sessions by phone or in-person. We match you with a therapist based on your specific concern, your location, their area of expertise, and availability.
Charis Pontis, MBA, CPT, CET is a Certified Personal Trainer with additional specialized training to work with cancer patients. Charis works with cancer patients during and post-treatment to develop individualized programs for fitness and movement specific to their abilities and goals. She can help you incorporate more movement throughout the days with more energy and strength, and less stress. Working with Charis can be a compliment to taking exercise classes, having a home program or transitioning out of PT. To learn more about Charis and her experience, please visit www.charispontis.com/about.
One-on-One Palliative Care and Hospice Information Sessions
Schedule an individual appointment with Dr. Liza Bakunina or Theresa Koetters, RN, MS to discuss those questions you might have, but have never voiced. Topics might include: What is palliative care? What is hospice? How do they differ? How do I prepare myself or my family if my disease state changes? What practical things should I complete? Bring whatever other questions or concerns you might have to the session. Both facilitators are volunteers with Mission Hospice & Home Care as Community Ambassadors and both have experience in palliative care and hospice care.
Please contact BACC’s Helpline at email@example.com or 650-326-6686 to schedule up to two one-on-one sessions with Liza or Theresa to get support.
A volunteer specialist can answer questions and offer strategizing and support regarding employment, employee benefit concerns, and health insurance.
The Karen Swanson Fund is available to help fulﬁll a special need or end-of-life request for those with active metastatic (stage IV) breast or ovarian cancer. The fund is not meant to be used for medical treatment or basic living expenses, but for improving quality of life while living with cancer. Limited funds available. Please email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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