Crusade Against Cancer

The Vista Community Clinic (VCC) was recently awarded a $50,000 one-year grant from the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) in order to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer, and to provide services to women in need. BHOP selected VCC as one of 56 nationwide grant recipients in the 2017 grant cycle. The organizations were chosen based on their ability to effectively reach women – particularly minority, low-income, and elderly women – who are often medically underserved. The Breast Health Program at VCC provides breast health education, screenings, patient navigation, and support services to thousands of women in North County San Diego. “We are proud that the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade shares our mission and has chosen to support our program,” said VCC Chief Executive Officer Fernando Sañudo. “These funds will enable us to eliminate barriers to screening and treatment that many of these women face.”

Since 1993, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has awarded more than 1,800 grants to breast health programs across the United States to support breast cancer research and access to care. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based, grassroots breast health programs such as VCC. For more information visit

VCC’s Breast Health Program has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for the past 17 years. Since its inception, the program has reached more than 64,000 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred over 25,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams. To learn more go to or call Natasha Riley at 760-631-5000 ext. 7167.