Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) is dedicated to supporting patients through every step of their cancer journey.
- bimonthly psycho-social support groups
- patient navigation in the cancer center
- home and hospital visits
- one on one patient counseling
- palliative/hospice resources and referrals
- other resources
These services are made possible through an ongoing contract with SCVMC (Santa Clara Valley Medical Center) and a grant from Stanford Health Care Community Partnership Program.
Thanks to a generous donor, The Next Step, in Los Gatos, CA., LCC has provided over 300 bras, 80 wigs and 170 prostheses for breast cancer patients, and donated similar supplies to five agencies providing services in Northern California as well as Mexico City.
Latinas Contra Cancer also provides space for a Spanish language Parent’s Support Group with children with cancer, with support from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The incubation of the parent group led to a partnership with artist, illustrator and author, Alan Quiñónez, whose BenitoBooks.com company produced the first in a planned series of children’s books, Benito You Can Do It.
The Benito You Can Do It books were donated to children’s cancer centers across the country, including Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, the Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland, the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, the City of Hope, St. Jude and the National Children’s Hospital of Washington, D.C.