Ashariah Buller, Mobile Angel Unit Program Recipient and 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 million and help more than 600 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 to treatment via shuttle and providing financial assistance to those families in 2020.

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 Agent 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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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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