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Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • Women


2335 EL CAMINO REALPALO ALTO, CA 94306 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Bay Area Cancer Connections supports anyone affected by breast ​ or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.


BACC started in October of 1993 when Jill Freidenrich (patient) and her surgeon (Dr. Ellen Mahoney) dreamt of a community center where breast cancer patients, survivors and family members could turn for medical information and support. After diligent brainstorming about the most necessary pillars of support, the needs were clear: Offer patient and family support in a safe, welcoming environment​Inform and educate at every step of the process.

By April of 1994, Bay Area Cancer Connections became a reality due to the hard work and dedication of a part-time director and a determined volunteer force. This amazing community of supporters grew steadily over the years, so much so that in 2013, the same programs and services offered to breast cancer clients were extended to those facing ovarian cancer.

Today BACC continues its mission to support anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower. The backing of generous donors and volunteers has allowed for a range of services including support groups, counseling, a wig and bra boutique, wellness classes, expansive medical research services, a Resource Center and so much more. And with three different organization name changes including Community Breast Health Project, Breast Cancer Connections and now Bay Area Cancer Connections, we’re in the business of evolving.


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