How You Can Help

We are incredibly grateful for the generous donors who help us provide all of our services completely free of charge to cancer patients and their loved ones. Because we do not receive any federal or state funding and are not supported by any large cancer organizations, we rely exclusively on the generosity of individuals, corporate sponsors and foundations to fund our programs. Your donation will directly support the community we serve.

$10,000
Sponsors a new weekly group for an entire year, such as the “Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer” group

$5,000
Can help 60 kids annually via sponsorship of the “Kids Community,” a twice monthly group that helps children cope with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis

$2,500
For one whole year, this donation assists 150 cancer patients by sponsoring their monthly cancer-specific networking group, such as Lung Cancer and Sarcoma

$1,000
Can help 50 cancer patients annually by sponsoring their weekly exercise and nutrition classes offered here for an entire year

$500
Helps fund a weekly support group for cancer patients and/or their families 

$250
Will pay for one month of weekly educational workshops facilitated by a physician or cancer expert

$100
Provides individual counseling for a cancer patient or loved one for up to 3 months

Become a Volunteer

CSC South Bay volunteers make a big difference in the lives of the cancer patients that come to our facility. We couldn’t do this important work without the wonderful support of our over 200 incredible volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to our mission of ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.  

There are many ways to help. Find the one that best fits you and share your skills; here are some examples.

  • When we reopen to the public, you can be the smiling face and warm welcome cancer patients need by volunteering at our front desk. 
  • Help out at one of our three signature events per year: Tour de Pier in May, Celebrate Wellness in July, or Girls Night Out in October. We always need great help at these amazing events!
  • Suggest a specific project you may be able to help out with based on your skill set. We welcome creative ideas!

To learn more, please contact our Event & Volunteer Manager, Kelly Zamarripa-DeTate, at 310-376-3550 or kelly@cscsouthbay.org

Legacy of Hope Society

Many CSC South Bay donors have included us in their wills or other types of legacy gift planning. Members of the Legacy of Hope Society have pledged a gift that will help ensure our community will be here to support many more cancer patients and their loved ones in the future.

We host Legacy of Hope celebration events each year where you can learn more about the opportunity to help ensure CSC South Bay’s future.

To learn more, view our Legacy of Hope Society brochure here or contact our Executive Director, Joey Shanahan, at 310-376-3550 or joey@cscsouthbay.org

Victors Circle

Victors Circle members are donors who have made a gift of $1,000 or more in a calendar year. We currently have over 100 loyal members who faithfully give this amount annually, thus providing us with the financial flexibility to meet the needs of our community as they arise. We honor our Victors Circle members each spring with a celebratory recognition dinner where they have the opportunity to meet staff, board members and participants.

To learn more about becoming a Victors Circle member, please contact our Executive Director, Joey Shanahan, at 310-376-3550 or joey@cscsouthbay.org

Corporate Sponsors

We raise over $200,000 per year from our very generous corporate sponsors. We have corporate sponsorship opportunities at our two annual signature events:  Celebrate Wellness & Girls Night Out. Additionally, we have monthly lunch-and-learn workshops for participants, as well as other on-site activities which provide sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to benefit cancer patients in their communities.

CSC South Bay’s corporate sponsors receive tremendous local press from our media ads and event press and build awareness of their philanthropy and community commitment via this exposure.

To learn more, please contact our Director of Development, Jackie Suiter, at 310-376-3550 or jackie@cscsouthbay.org