The BCEF Story
Quick, Compassionate Financial Assistance
Since 2001, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) has been the only Bay Area organization dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to low-income women and men battling breast cancer. To date, we have delivered over $3,500,000 in quick, compassionate care to help reduce financial hardship, improve quality of life and enable people focus on their health and their families.
Economic Security During A Devastating Illness
Many people with breast cancer have inadequate or no health insurance. Most will be unable to work throughout their treatment, adding a huge financial toll to an already difficult struggle. Our fast and early intervention prevents financial deterioration and provides a sense of security during a devastating illness. BCEF helps people in need continue life-extending medical treatments, avoid utility shut-off, prevent eviction and maintain stable housing while they battle breast cancer.
Our Dream: Access To The Best Health Care for All
We envision a healthcare environment in which, one day, everyone will have access to the best medical care available regardless of ability to pay – and within a continuum of care safety net that eradicates fear of financial ruin.
BCEF does not receive City, State or Federal funds. 100% of our funding is from private foundations, corporations and individuals. BCEF is a tax-exempt non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #20-3203899
Everyone undergoing breast cancer treatment should be able to focus on what’s important. BCEF works closely with each client – and over 40 community partners – to immediately meet the most critical needs.
Every client and every situation is unique. BCEF provides a compassionate, personalized solution to every qualified applicant.
Giving should be fun! BCEF is deeply committed to our mission, but we know how to throw a party! From This Old Bag to Beats for Boobs… who knew fundraising could be so fun?
We want out of this business! BCEF envisions a day when everyone gets the help they need. Having breast cancer shouldn’t mean going broke.