Breast Cancer Services of Siskiyou County
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Enhancing service to those touched by breast cancer in our community
BCSSC was formed in 2003 to steward money returned to Siskiyou County by the local climbers in:
"Climb Against the Odds"
The climb has been held on Mt. Shasta since 2003. The BCF generously allows the funds raised by local climbers to be returned back to the community. Our climbers have been:
2003: Terry Thompson, Jenn Carr and Nancy Swift
2004: Annie Bowles
2006: Melinda Barnes
2007: Anna Antonowich
2008: Hillie Crowfoot
2010: Karen Pautz
2011: Paul Engstrom
2012: Alisa Johnson
2013: Jen Bray
2014: Tessa Montgomery
2015: Brett Waite and Paul Engstrom.
The support from the people of Siskiyou County has been enthusiastic, and we thank each person and business for their generosity.
A cancer recovery program, in cooperation with The Wellness Center. BCSSC sponsors memberships that offer many choices of activities to improve the well-being of those diagnosed with breast cancer. (see our information page for links to the many benefits of exercise).
A cancer diagnosis can be emotionally overwhelming for a family. An opportunity to explore issues and feelings may improve the experience for family members and patients. BCSSC funds visits to approved local therapists and counselors for family, loved ones, and patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Uncovered Medical Expense Assistance
BCSSC can assist with uncovered medical or prescription costs associated with breast cancer treatment. Access is simple - all we need is a copy of the bill for an uncovered service (up to $500).
Transportation cost assistance
BCSSC can help with the cost of transportation to treatment (gas cards), up to $500.
BCSSC sponsored program in the fall of 2003 that allowed a group of breast cancer survivors and their families to experience the healing power of friends and of nature, in the supportive care of River Dancers.
2004 - BCSSC partnered with Mercy Mt. Shasta to sponsor a cancer support group, "Circles of Healing", using a heart-based approach to explore the gifts and challenges to be found within the cancer experience.
In 2004 and 2007, BCSSC donated to the two hospices in our county, to assist with uncovered services for breast cancer patients.
Think Pink Support
In 2005, BCSSC sponsored on of the informational brochures included in the annual local October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
BCSSC joined with our community to donate $2500 toward Mercy Foundation North's campaign to purchase computer-aided-detection (CAD) equipment to improve mammography services in Mount Shasta.
Yoga After Breast Cancer
Nurturing to body, mind, and spirit. Shasta Yoga offered BCSSC-sponsored yoga classes from 2004 - 2009.