Living Beyond Cancer Forum

August 28, 2023

A look into financial challenges experienced by Latina breast cancer patients.

Presented by the Kern County Cancer Foundation and San Diego State University

Time & Location:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Upstart Village

201 New Stine Suite 350

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Featuring Speakers:

Alan Cartmell, MD FACP, Medical Oncologist & Hematologist, Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center

Alejandra Magdaleno, Caregiver

Eunjeong Ko, Ph.D., Professor & Hartford Faculty Scholar San Diego State University School of Social Work

Michelle Avila, M.Acc., Executive Director, Kern County Cancer Foundation


Olivia Trujillo, Mayor, City of Arvin

Alan Cartmell, MD FACP, CBCC

Susie Bell, CN-BA, Patient Navigation Manager, CBCC

Jackie Engstrand, R.N. Breast Navigator, AIS Cancer Center

For more information, view our flyer.  To attend, please register on Eventbrite by September 22nd.

2023 Media Music Jam Raises More Than $90,000

July 7, 2023

The Kern County Cancer Foundation’s Media Music Jam was a great fundraiser that raised over $90,000 dollars to continue to help our Kern County Cancer Patients.

Media Jam is an event that is held every year at the famous Buck Owen’s Crystal palace in honor of Susie Flores, wife of our Committee Member, Steve Flores. Media Jam brings in union several local broadcasting journalists to sing, dance and share support to our Kern County Cancer Patients.

If you would like to come to next year’s event or would like to sponsor, please call us at 661-817-0106 for more information.

CampIn Set for 2020

September 26, 2020

The Kern County Cancer Foundation invites you to be involved in the fight against cancer. Please join us for our sixth annual Campout Against Cancer by being a sponsor, creating a team or contributing towards a team. This is a celebration that takes place on November 6th and 7th, 2020, virtual style.

This event honors survivors, remembers loved ones who have lost the battle, and raises money to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. CampIn Against Cancer raises support for Kern County patients and 100% of the net proceeds will stay local. Your generous contributions and fundraising efforts assists with medical costs associated with cancer care, i.e. prescriptions, insurance premiums, Cobra, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance.  

2020 Camp-in Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 27th
4pm-6pm  Team and Survivor Packet Pickup Location TBD

Friday, November 6th
Campout Downtown Cruz (Meet behind World Records. Please plan on staying in your vehicles.)

5pm – Team Float/Vehicle Decorating
6pm – Survivor & Car Club Arrival
7pm – Cruz begins on Chester Garces Circle to Truxtun Ave.
8:30pm – Family/Team Game Night at Private Sites
10pm – Family/Team Movie Night and S’mores at Private Sites

Saturday, November 7th
8am-4pm – Teams Fundraise throughout Kern County
5pm – All money in. AwardS will be given to the team who turns in the most money fundraised that day.

To find out more about how your can participate, visit

Local Car Dealer, Jim Burke Lincoln Gives Back to KCCF

January 30, 2020

As a part of their commitment to ”Christmas with The Cranktones”, Jim Burke Lincoln graciously donated $50 for every Lincoln sold in December 2019 to Kern Country Cancer Fund. 

Pictured is executive director, Michelle Avila accepting a check for $1,250 from Marketing Director, George Hay of Jim Burke Ford Lincoln. 

Guitar Masters Raises Record Breaking Funds for KCCF

December 12, 2019

Guitar Masters presents Christmas with The Cranktones for its fifth year at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. Christmas with The Cranktones is an annual fundraiser that raises money for the Kern County Cancer Fund.

The annual Christmas concert is facilitated by local residents Rick Kreiser who as a caregiver and friend to his loved ones, like his wife, son, niece and business partner has experienced the impact cancer can have. 

All proceeds from the event will be directly donated to the Fund, where profits aid Kern County residents when they can’t afford treatment.

This year, the concert event raised $90,000. 

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