cancer care fund

Women's Cancer Fund

The Women’s Cancer Fund at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital provides local patients with support for breast cancer and women’s cancers including no-cost mammograms, biopsies, genetic counseling/testing, therapies and other diagnostic screenings. Currently in San Luis Obispo County, if a low-income, uninsured/underinsured woman is under 40, she has few resources for no-cost breast cancer screening and follow-up diagnostic services. In collaboration with Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) and local radiology groups, the Fund is able to provide a mammogram or breast ultrasound with every $100 donated.

In 2016, thanks to contributions to the Women’s Cancer Fund, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital was able to purchase a new 3D Mammography machine. This new technology can help detect the size, shape, and location of breast irregularities earlier and with greater accuracy than the regular 2D Mammography machine. 

With ongoing community support, the AGCH Foundation plans to expand the program to enhance the range of cancer services offered to those that would not otherwise have the resources. Thanks to the generous support of many, the Women’s Cancer Fund at AGCH is truly impacting the health and well-being of women in our community.

For more information or to donate, please contact the Foundation at 805-994-5421 or e-mail.