Hearst Cancer Resource Center

Hearst Cancer Resource Center

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital is a one-of-a-kind resource in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families, where all services are offered at no charge. The goal of the HCRC is to help those with cancer learn about the disease, recognize opportunities for improved health, build a personal support system, and gain a sense of extended family. The HCRC is dedicated to serving cancer patients and their families: ranging from those newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment, in recovery, and beyond. 

Programs and services offered include patient navigation, social services and support programs, nutritional counseling, treatment techniques, an Appearance Center, spiritual and therapeutic social activities, and the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Resource Library. Learn more >

Community Support

The HCRC was made possible by generous gifts from members of the Hearst Family, Hearst Foundation and other donors. These donations allow all cancer patients and families use of this unique center and its resources free of charge.

Continued community support is essential to maintain and grow HCRC programs and services. Donations are sought to contribute to ongoing programs and services, as well as to a specific endowment to preserve the long term funding of the HCRC. 

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Opportunities for Support

Funds are needed for each of the below areas of support for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.

General Support of the Hearst Cancer Resource Center
General donations support all programs and services offered at the HCRC. 

Hearst Cancer Resource Center Endowment
This endowment provides long term support for the programs and services of the HCRC, ensuring that the Center will continue to be an oasis for cancer patients and their families for years to come. Learn more >

Angel of Hope Fund
The Angel of Hope Fund provides immediate financial assistance for basic medical needs of cancer patients in treatment and their families. Financial assistance enables HCRC clients to continue cancer treatments uninterrupted by helping with day-to-day expenses such as medical supplies, transportation, medical insurance, co-payments and childcare. Learn more >

Aquatic Therapy Program
The HCRC offers aquatic therapy at no cost for those cancer patients who lack the ability to pay for the service. Aquatic therapy is a rapidly growing clinical approach to rehabilitation with numerous benefits. Learn more >

No Shave November
Each November, the HCRC invites community participation in No Shave November – a month long journey in which participants forgo shaving and grow a beard in order to raise cancer awareness and funds for the HCRC. Learn more>

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