Kern County Cancer Foundation

Local Support for Local Needs

The Kern County Cancer Foundation (KCCF) is dedicated to assisting Kern County residents who need financial assistance in obtaining treatment for cancer and associated diseases.

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Who we are

The Kern County Cancer Foundation was established to assist local cancer patients with the significant expenses related to cancer care.

Before KCCF, local cancer patients had to choose between paying for their mortgage or paying for treatment. In 2012, local oncologists and community members rallied together to start KCCF t o eliminate the financial burden brought on by a cancer diagnosis.

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How we help

Our goal is to make a trying time a little less difficult.

We pride ourselves in providing one-on-one financial navigation for our local cancer patients. We utilize our own resources such as financial assistance with medical bills, transportation and groceries.

We also have relationships with other community organizations to help with utilities, and more. Our offices are in Bakersfield, CA, however in Spring 2024 we will begin our mobile navigation program bringing staff and services to the outlying areas of Kern County. We’re making it easier for patients to get the help they need.

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When I was diagnosed with cancer, my husband and I tried to do it on our own. We quickly became overwhelmed with treatment expenses… our hope was dwindling. KCCF took care of the medical and insurance bills. Their help was life changing and because of them I am a survivor today.

Kristen Krafthefer

Kristen Krafthefer, Grant Recipient

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need assistance?

If you are in need of assistance, that is what we are here for.

Simply fill out the form below and let us know what type of assistance you are seeking and we will contact you within 48 business hours.

  • Financial Assistance

    Underinsured or uninsured patients may be awarded assistance to bridge the gap between insurance costs and cancer related treatments.

  • Pediatric Mobile Angel Unit

    The Kern County Cancer Foundation provides gas cards or shuttles free of charge for these families traveling outside of the county for treatment.