I want to extend my warm wishes to you for the holiday season, and thank you for your ongoing support of the UCSF Friend to Friend specialty shop at Mount Zion.
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 supportive staff members, many of whom are cancer survivors themselves.
I am thrilled to share that 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. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve even more patients in our community as part of this novel endeavor.
Because of the generosity of donors like you, we make available products to women in the Bay Area and beyond who face financial challenges. Since 2005, we have provided more than $600,000 in charitable care to over 2,400 women and teenagers with cancer. Your gift provides comfort:
$500 – stylish wigs and head coverings
$350 - breast prosthesis
$100 – post-surgical 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.
That is why I hope you will make a generous tax-deductible, year-end gift to support Friend to Friend today.
Thank you for your consideration. On behalf of everyone at Friend to Friend, we wish you and your family happy holidays and a healthy new year.
Friend to Friend Specialty Shop
P.S. It is very easy to make a contribution: Your tax deductible donation can be made by check, credit card or online and will be immediately used to help cancer patients in the Bay Area and beyond.
If you choose to write a check, please make it out to UCSF Foundation, note in the memo line: FRIEND TO FRIEND, B3261, and mail your gift to:
Attn: Sydney Pietrzak
PO Box 45339
San Francisco, CA
P.P.S. If you would like more information about supporting the UCSF Friend to Friend specialty shop at Mount Zion, please contact Sydney Pietrzak, assistant director of development, at 415-502-1197 or Sydney.Pietrzak@ucsf.edu.