Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Guide to San Francisco East Bay Information & Support

Pink is popping up everywhere in Contra Costa County reminding us that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As many as one in eight American women and one in every 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.

It seems as though we can all occasionally get stuck in our daily grind, whether we’re a Walnut Creek real estate agent or an Orinda waitress, and we forget about the blessed fact of our health.

From Benicia to Pleasant Hill to Danville, I thought I’d share with you a few resources in the San Francisco East Bay – and nationwide – for anyone affected by breast cancer.

Contra Costa County Support Groups

Cancer Support Community East Bay
3276 Mc Nutt Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: 925.933.0107

John Muir Health Breast Health Center
133 La Casa Via, Suite 140, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-3322


Women’s Cancer Resource Center

Walnut Creek Events

American Cancer Society/Walnut Creek
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Fundraising Walk)


The National Breast Cancer Foundation

What is Breast Cancer?

 Living Beyond Breast Cancer

The National Mammography Program

Help Fund Mammographies for Women Who Can’t Afford It