Nonprofit Spotlight: Hearst Cancer Resource Center

by: Courtney Crawford, Verdin Intern

Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) is a center in San Luis Obispo that provides free programs and services to people diagnosed with cancer and their families. This year, the center is celebrating 10 years of providing services and assistance to the San Luis Obispo community – and their work is something to celebrate indeed!

Who They Are

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center started with a gift from local Hearst family members, who wanted cancer patients and families to have a safe place where they could find support during a tough time. Cancer is a life-altering diagnosis that creates trauma, uncertainty and fear, and the HCRC is a compassionate resource that walks through the ups and downs of a cancer journey alongside families.

The center is made up of doctors, registered nurses, bilingual nurses, and volunteers – and it’s all free of charge. Every patient is treated with knowledgeable care to guide him or her through their journey to recovery.

What They Do

The HCRC opened in 2008 and is now experiencing 1,000 visits, contacts, health fairs & outreaches per month. They offer more than 22 programs and services including medical care, healing therapies, yoga classes, wig designing classes and more. The HCRC helps clients not only physically, but emotionally as well.

What’s Happening in 2018

This year, the HCRC is celebrating 10 years of service to San Luis Obispo County.

They’re hosting a celebration that is free to the public and inviting the community to join! On Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00pm, staff, patients and supporters of the HCRC will take the time to recognize a decade of dedication and impact. The evening will include guest speakers, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and interactive art. Attendees will also receive an event t-shirt!

To make reservations for this event, please call the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at (805) 542-6234. Reservations are not required, but HCRC would appreciate if attendees call and reserve a spot by May 17 due to limited space.

This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the community, cancer survivors, cancer patients, facilitators and mentors to connect while commending Hearst Cancer Resource Center on ten years of inspiring impact. Learn more about it here!

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