Pediatric Mobile Angel Unit Program Recipient Ashariah Buller and her mother.

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

Before the establishment of the Kern County Cancer Foundation cancer patients had to choose between paying for their mortgage or paying for treatment. Local oncologists and community members rallied together to start KCCF in 2012 to eliminate the financial burden brought on by a cancer diagnosis.

Through donations and fundraising efforts, we have been able to award approximately $3.5 million and help more than 700 patients with the overwhelming cost of treatment. Even when insured, copays and deductibles add up quickly.

In addition to medical costs related to cancer treatment, Kern County is also challenged with a lack of treatment facilities for children diagnosed with cancer. Families have struggled with the cost of transporting their children to regular treatment out of the county. The closest treatment facility is over 100 miles away. Recognizing the need, KCCF began transporting children in 2020 to and from treatment via shuttle and providing financial assistance to qualified families.

The Kern County Cancer Foundation is proud to provide for residents of all ages and ethnic groups in Kern County regardless of where they receive their treatment.

The heart of our organization is to assist as many local patients as we can — to lend a supportive hand during a trying time. As the need in our community grows additional donations are necessary. Please join us in our efforts to meet these needs by donating today.

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Our Programs

Financial Assistance

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

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Mobile Angel Unit

Our Mobile Angel Unit exists to help our youngest patients get to and from needed out-of-area appointments.

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Community Partner

We would like to thank Kern Family Health Care for being a continued supporter of our Pediatric Mobile Angel Unit. This year KFHC provided funds to our program to cover the cost of gas for our shuttles. These shuttles transport children and their parents each week up to Valley Children's Hospital and down to UCLA, and CHLA. Our families depend on our vehicles to get to their life-saving treatment. Thank you for fueling our program!

My wife and I would like to take this time to express our deepest gratitude to you and the KCCF committee in approving financial assistance towards my cancer treatment. It's one less thing to worry about while going through this "cancer" journey.

Upcoming Events

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Campout Against Cancer

Campout Against Cancer

9001 Ashe Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313 Map

The Kern County Cancer Foundation invites you to be involved in the fight against cancer at our 8th Annual Campout Against Cancer.

This event raises support for Kern County cancer patients. Your generous contribution helps with medical costs associated with one’s cancer care, including prescriptions, co-pays, deductibles, insurance premiums and COBRA. With funds raised from the last seven years KCCF has allocated over $3.5 million dollars to over 750 local cancer patients in need.

Join us Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th as we honor survivors, remember loved ones who we have lost and raise funds to improve the quality of life for local cancer patients and their families. Together, we can provide hope to our community, fight for those we cherish and healing for loved ones lost.
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Kern Cancer Run/Walk 2021

Kern Cancer Run/Walk 2021

9001 Ashe Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313-9732, United States Map

Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us for the 2021 Kern County Cancer Run/Walk Hybrid Edition!

Starts Virtually on September 1, 2021
and finishes Live at Campout Against Cancer on Saturday, November 6th at Kaiser Permanente Sports Village

This exciting challenge allows you to raise funds and awareness for our local kids who are battling cancer all while having fun!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: KernCountyCancerRun.org

-This is a hybrid event so if you choose to do it virtually you can participate from anywhere.

-If you would like to do it in person you can do so live on November 6th at 10am at our Campout Against Cancer event at the Kaiser Permanente Sports Village.

All you have to do is:

Register on this website. Once you register you can "Become a Fundraiser" and raise money for us as an individual or form a team. Prizes will be given to the individuals and teams that raise the most!

Decide what distance you plan on completing. (You can commit to a certain mileage each day September 1st through November 6th or pick a distance that you can complete all at once.)

Track your mileage on the Strava App under our Club “Kern County Cancer Run” September 1st through November 6th.

Create a page on this site to let people know what you are doing. Add pictures or video!

Ask family, friends and co-workers to commit a donation to you. This website allows you to send out your page via email or through social media.
Participation awards will be given to all who register.

We are trying to raise as much funds as possible for Kern County cancer patients who need financial assistance and transportation during treatment. Help by being a Fundraiser! Please ask your friends and family to pledge each mile or make flat donation to the Kern County Cancer Foundation.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: KernCountyCancerRun.org

All cancer survivors participate for FREE!

All proceeds and tax-deductible donations stay in Kern County providing critical financial assistance for local, qualified patients with co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles for cancer treatments.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: KernCountyCancerRun.org
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Voces Contra El Cancer

Voces Contra El Cancer

9001 Ashe Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313 Map

Voces Contra El Cancer (Voices Against Cancer) is a Spanish Language Benefit Concert highlighting 10 of Kern County's most talented Spanish Language vocalists.

Register Here: vocescontraelcancer.com/

Upon the closing of registration: Videos of the semi-finalists can be viewed every Friday in the "Voces" segment of Telemundo through the end of October 2021.

November 7, 2021 6pm-8pm at the Kaiser Permanente Sports Village

Also airing live on Telemundo Valle Central

Finalists will compete for top prizes live on November 7, 2021

For more information, to see already aired contestant videos and to make a donation visit: vocescontraelcancer.com/
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