Our Mission + Team

Our Mission

The Kern County Cancer Fund is dedicated to assisting under-insured or uninsured local cancer patients pay for treatment. We provide funding for patients in Kern County through a collaborative partnership with local healthcare providers and generous supporters.

Since 2013, more than 600 patients have been assisted with the fund, and approximately $3 million dollars has been allocated. All of the funds raised are distributed on behalf of Kern County cancer patients and their families.

Our Staff

KCCF is proud to include staff that are considered experts in the field of cancer support services and financial resources.  Many of the staff have dedicated close to 20 years of service each to patients and their families during the heart of treatment.  

This has been their life’s work.

Michelle Avila
Executive Director

Shannon Hernandez
Social Worker

Maribel Gamino
Program Coordinator Mgamino@kerncountycancerfoundation.org

Magali Gonzalez
Program Coordinator Mgonzalez@kerncountycancerfoundation.org

Leon Padgett

Charlotte Marengo
Volunteer Bookkeeper Cmarengo@kerncountycancerfoundation.org

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The fund is a program dedicated to assisting Kern County residents who need financial assistance in obtaining treatment for cancer and associated diseases.

All programs are privately funded. Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved. Tax I.D. #85-3730553