Welcome to the Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation (SMSF). Our mission is to provide assistance and resources to women in our local community affected by cancer. We offer temporary financial assistance to women who have experienced a financial hardship during their cancer treatments and need help paying for basic living expenses. SMSF also promotes breast health and early detection, providing mammogram sponsorships to under-insured women.
The financial burden of fighting cancer can be overwhelming to patients, their families and society as a whole. In 2006, female breast cancer care was estimated to be $13.8 billion and has steadily increased at a faster rate than any other type of cancer. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women. Early detection and treatment provide better opportunities to obtain more effective treatments with fewer side effects and a greater rate of survival.
Thanks to our generous supporters, the Solano Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation has provided sponsorships for 147 mammograms and provided financial assistance to 54 breast cancer patients in Solano County.
We are in the business of saving lives, one patient at a time.
You can help provide assistance and resources to local cancer patients! HOW? Simply replace that ugly, gray, trash container and lease a Pink Toter® for a year! The cost is $200, payable at sign up.
Sign up NOW at the Recology office in Vacaville for the Pink Toters® program! Your Pink Toter® will be delivered in September, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Contact Julia Lopez, Recology Recycling Manager, at 707-448-2945 for more information.
Creating the Ribbon of Hope – Design by John Thornton
Thornton and Sons Jewelers have been one of the longest supporters of Midnight Sun Breast Cancer Foundation. Their highly anticipated signature pieces have been the mainstay of the raffle portion of our annual fund raising event – Under The Valley Moon.
This year, we are raffling off the newest piece (pictured above and below), designed and created by Master Jeweler John Thornton. During the month of October, tickets are available for $20.00 each at the store in Vacaville, 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave. The lucky winner will be drawn on November 1.
We are grateful for their support and excited to see who will be the lucky winner of this stunning pendant, a symbol of our commitment to helping women in our community affected by breast cancer.