Ways to Give

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.


Gifts of Hope Monthly Giving Program
Did you know that forgoing your daily Starbucks coffee or one night of dining out can fund an entire support group or an individual counseling session for those impacted by cancer?

Join us in making a lasting impact in our community. By redirecting small daily or occasional expenses, you can provide a steady stream of support, resources, and hope to those facing the challenges of cancer. Your monthly gift will help us to empower individuals to live their lives to the fullest, even in the face of adversity.

Join our monthly giving program today and be a part of a community that truly makes a difference.

“Community is STRONGER than cancer.”

Signature Fundraisers

Cancer Support Community- CA Central Coast offers a number of special and fun events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for our organizations services and programs. ALL the funds raised at these events stay here in San Luis Obispo County allowing us to provided continued support to cancer patients and their families at no cost.

  • Tour of Paso Bike Ride

  • The Fryer’s Club Roast

  • Annual Gala and Auction

  • Paso Lights of Hope

Leave a Legacy of Hope

Your commitment today can transform the future for cancer patients and their families.

What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving, also known as legacy giving, is a way to make a lasting impact on the Cancer Support Community’s mission while also achieving your own financial and estate planning goals. Through planned giving, you can provide crucial support for our programs and services well into the future.

Laura’s Legacy Scholarship

The Laura’s Legacy Scholarship is a testament to the profound impact that one person can have on the lives of others. It is named after Laura Coats, a beloved teacher and philanthropist who had a soft spot for the Cancer Support Community’s mission and for education. We are honored to continue her legacy by offering an annual scholarship to support higher education for families affected by cancer and through this scholarship, we aim to empower and uplift those who have been touched by this disease, providing them with the resources they need to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Applications due in early April

*Fine print: No purchase is necessary to win. All applications must be original work of the applicant. All applicants must live in San Luis Obispo County as their primary place of residence. All recipients must have proof of enrollment to appropriate college or vocational school before awards will be given out. It is the student recipient’s responsibility to get the proper contact information for scholarship from their schools prior to the awards being funded.

More Ways To Give

Giving is a multi-faceted act that extends beyond monetary contributions. It encompasses a variety of ways to make a meaningful impact. Here are some examples of how you can contribute to CSC.

Many companies offer to match their employees’ charitable donations, essentially doubling the impact of the contribution. So be sure to check with your employer to see if they will match any donations you make to CSC.

One powerful way to give is by hosting third-party events. These events can be creative and fun, ranging from charity runs to bake sales, and they allow individuals to mobilize their networks to support a cause they’re passionate about. It’s about using your skills and interests to benefit others.

In-kind donations and services are equally valuable. Donating items or services for our events or programs can make a direct difference in the lives of those we served.

Volunteering your time is perhaps one of the most personal and meaningful ways to give. It offers organizations the invaluable resource of your skills and labor while connecting you directly to the causes you are passionate about.

To learn more, please contact Candice Galli at 805-238-4411 or candices@cscslo.org