Samaritan House Participates in AVON 39: the Fight to Crush Breast Cancer!

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1,900 Women and Men conquered 39.3-miles to crush !

IMG_5597A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in San Francisco’s 14th annual walk.  The event raised a whopping $4.4 million dollars! These funds will help accelerate breast cancer research,  improve access to screenings, diagnosis and treatment, and educate people about breast cancer.

Samaritan House’s Medical Director, Dr. Jason Wong, accepted a check for $376,580, on behalf of Avon’s Western U.S. Breast Health Outreach Programs in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana and Utah.

The $30,000 that Samaritan House received will support the Samaritan House Breast Care Clinic (SHBCC). The SHBCC reduces barriers to providing uninsured women with access to a continuum of comprehensive, high-quality and timely breast health care services through the provision of education, screening, clinical breast examination (CBE), referrals for free mammography and surgery, and yearly follow-ups. The program utilizes a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate intervention strategy that targets low-income uninsured women residing in Central County.

An extra special thank you goes out to a few special Samaritan House staff members who actually participated in the weekend-long event. Amy Hsieh spent her weekend volunteering with the Food Services Crew Team and Jamie Nugent and Christiana Weidanz completed the Walk! It was moving and memorable experience for everyone who participated and the community sincerely appreciates your devotion on behalf of the fight to end breast cancer.

For more information on Samaritan House’s Free Breast Care Clinic, visit: For more information about AVON 39 The , or for additional resources visit

Spoontember – Take a Selfie to Help Fight Hunger

September Hunger Action Month Spoontember

September, or Spoontember,™ is a national awareness campaign created by Feeding America, a leading hunger-relief organization. Samaritan House challenges you to take a “spoon selfie.” Just balance a spoon on your nose, take a selfie and tag # and #Spoontember.  Every time you tag us in a post on FACEBOOK PAGE — TWITTER PAGE — or INSTAGRAM PAGE, Cheeky, a lifestyle brand known for on-trend paper plates, will donate a meal to help Feeding America.

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Take a look at a few of the MANY ways Samaritan House works to fight hunger every single day!None of this would be possible without the help of our generous community! So what are you waiting for? Go take a selfie!IMG_5902

And check out this helpful calendar, created by our longtime partners at Second Harvest Food Bank, for more ideas on how you can help fight hunger in our community! hunger month calendar-page-001