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.

Friends Helping Friends Project Update: In this season of giving, please support the UCSF Friend to Friend shop

October 10, 2018

Dear Friends,  


As the holiday season approaches, I want to thank you for your continued friendship and commitment to our work at the UCSF Friend to Friend specialty shop.  


Because of donors like you, we serve women in the Bay Area and beyond who face financial challenges.  Since 2005, we have provided more than $650,000 in charitable care to over 2,500 women and teenagers with cancer.   

This year, we are thrilled to partner with Athleta in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For every Athleta Empower bra purchased October 2-15, Athleta will donate one bra to UCSF (up to 2,500 bras), and Friend to Friend will distribute them to women recovering from breast cancer surgery. 


We look forward to serving women and girls in need at our Mt. Zion location and our new Mission Bay location at the UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building, opening in 2019.  We are excited to expand our reach and provide cancer care necessities to a broader community of patients and visitors at Mission Bay.


We are so proud of our accomplishments this year, but we still need your support to sustain our momentum and remain a vital community resource for all women affected by cancer.  Will you join our efforts and make a generous tax-deductible, year-end gift to the UCSF Friend to Friend specialty shop today?  


Your gift will provide comfort:  


$500 – stylish wigs and head coverings

$350 - breast prosthesis

$100 – post-surgical bra and camisole for one patient  


Your generosity has a profound impact on the lives of our patients and their families. With every gift, you help us remain a welcoming oasis where patients can shop in privacy with the help of supportive staff members, many of whom are cancer survivors themselves.


Thank you for considering my request.  I wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year.  


With gratitude,  

Chris Wilhite Manager, 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:


UCSF Foundation

Attn: Sydney Pietrzak

PO Box 45339

San Francisco, CA 94145-0339  


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.