Cancer CAREpoint in the News
Success Story: Nestldown, in the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking Los Gatos, is a popular wedding venue, but it also turned out to be the perfect spot for Cancer CAREpoint’s annual Garden Party fundraiser last Sunday. Nestldown owners Mark and Barbara Beck donated the use of the beautiful property for the nonprofit event, which had a sold-out crowd of 350 people and raised more than $1.1 million to provide non-medical support services for cancer patients and their families.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian provided updates on legislation for breast cancer screenings at a sponsor reception, but it was keynote speaker Ruth Slyngstad who captured the crowd’s hearts with an emotional talk about how valuable time is to someone like her with a terminal breast cancer diagnosis. Slyngstad, who has been a volunteer with Cancer CAREpoint for a decade, received her diagnosis less than a year ago.
“When you hear something like this that is life changing, all you want to do is hug your family and spend precious time with them. Time became a precious commodity to me,” Slyngstad said. “Cancer CAREpoint gave me more time to spend with my loved ones.”
KTVU Fox2 News | Posted October 25
There are roughly 10,000 individuals diagnosed with cancer each year in Silicon Valley. Cancer CAREpoint serves approximately 2,000 of them, at no cost. KTVU spoke with the Executive Director of the non-profit as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Cancer CAREpoint’s 2020 Virtual Garden Party in the News:
Cancer CAREpoint Has a New Executive Director:
Survivorship Needs Highlighted in the WSJ with a Cancer CAREpoint mention (See page 8 of PDF) & Opinion-Editorial published in the San Jose Mercury News:
Wall Street Journal / by Laura Landro
September 16, 2019
Cancer CAREpoint Raises $1 Million for 2nd Consecutive Year at Annual Garden Party:
Saratoga News and Los Gatos Weekly Times / by Debby Rice
San Jose Mercury News / By Sal Pizzaro
September 2, 2019
Caroline Lee, finalist at the Junior League Volunteer Award Luncheon for her work with Cancer CAREpoint
April 10, 2019
Cancer CAREpoint Raises $1 Million at Annual Garden Party:
Los Gatos Living Magazine / By Dawn Hogh—Deputy Director and Rob Tufel—Executive Director
Community Impact Award
Cancer CAREpoint was awarded the 2017 Community Impact Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal! Check out the article featured in their Giving Guide all about our work!