Cancer Care Fund

The Cancer Care Fund at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital supports the AGCH Cancer Program including direct patient assistance such as:

  • Grocery gift cards
  • Gas gift cards
  • Other every day expenses

This fund supports programs and services for patients in our community.

As a concerned advocate for cancer patients, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation created the Cancer Care Fund for the purpose of providing immediate financial assistance for basic needs of cancer patients and their families.

At least 1,425 people are diagnosed with cancer in San Luis Obispo County each year.  Every patient has unique needs in his/her fight against cancer. Facing increased expenses related to their cancer treatments, patients find themselves confronting financial hardship in addition to the ever present stress of living with a cancer diagnosis. Some patients need help finding and paying for child care, buying groceries or specific foods and/or supplements to boost their nutrition, or covering additional medical and travel expenses.

The Cancer Care Fund helps patients overcome some of these barriers and ultimately provides some relief, making their cancer journey much more manageable.

Read Betty's story to find out how one local patient was helped by the Cancer Care Fund.

For more information on how you can help, please contact the Foundation at 805.994.5421.