UCSF Friend to Friend Specialty Shop

The Friend to Friend Gift Shop at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is a one-stop boutique for cancer patients.  The Friend to Friend Fund supports programs and services for indigent women who need cancer-related products.
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UCSF Friend to Friend Specialty Shop




Friend to Friend touches the lives of women of all ages who undergo cancer treatment and look to us for comfortable cancer related products including mastectomy bras, flattering swimsuits, breast prostheses, and stylish wigs.

The only shop of its kind in San Francisco, Friend to Friend, is a welcoming oasis where patients can shop in privacy with the help of a supportive staff, many of whom are cancer survivors themselves.

Friend to Friend will soon open a second location in 2019, at the Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.  The PCMB will unify outstanding researchers, clinicians and cancer patient support services at UCSF to deliver cutting-edge, personalized outpatient treatment to our patients.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve even more patients in our community as part of this novel endeavor. 

It is a joy to refer patients to the services Friend to Friend offers; they are a vital part of the comprehensive care we provide at UCSF. I am also deeply proud that they are able to extend their services to people with financial hardship. Friend to Friend lives and breathes the values of UCSF every day.” – Debby Hamolsky, RN, UCSF Breast Care Center.

Through gifts from compassionate donors like you, Friend to Friend also makes available products to women in the Bay Area and beyond who do not have the ability to afford our products.  Since 2005, we have provided more than $600,000 in charitable care to over 2,400 women and teenagers with cancer. You gift provides comfort:

  • $500 - stylish wigs and head coverings
  • $350 - breast prosthesis
  • $100 - post-surgery bra and camisole for one patient


While we are proud of these accomplishments, we recognize that ongoing support from our community plays a large role in our work. Your gifts enable Friend to Friend to remain a vital community resource for all women affected by cancer.

Please take a moment now and make a generous, tax-deductible gift. On behalf of everyone at Friend to Friend, thank you!

If you prefer to make your gift by check, please make it out to UCSF Foundation, note in the memo line: FRIEND TO FRIEND, B3261, and mail your gift to:


UCSF Foundation

Attn: Sydney Pietrzak

PO Box 45339

San Francisco, CA 94145-0339