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Faith Fancher Awards

In Faith's honor, and to commemorate all that she did for breast cancer education and research, we have created this annual award.

Faith Fancher was a long-time television news anchor and personality with KTVU (Oakland) who waged a very public battle against breast cancer. She was also the founding member of the CBCRP Community Partner Program executive team, which formed in 2001 to help raise the visibility and fundraising profile of our program. Faith passed away in October 2003 after a six-year struggle with breast cancer.

The selected grants reflect the values that Faith held most closely and extends the work that Faith did for all women facing breast cancer.

Faith Fancher Awarded projects:

2015: Kim Harley at UCB and Kimberly Parra at Clinica de Salud del Valle Salinas for the community research collaboration project: Peer-to-Peer Reduction of Pesticide Exposure to Latina Youth

2014Allyssa Nickell at Shanti Project and Galen Joseph at UCSF for their community research collaboration project: Engaging Underserved Women in Health Research

2013: Eudora Mitchell at Quinn Community Outreach Corporation and Susanne Montgomery at Loma Linda University for their community research collaboration pilot project: Is the Cost of Beauty Putting Black Women at Risk? IEAAWC Study

2012: Sandra Young at the Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project and Annette Maxwell at UCLA for their community collaborative project: Building Mixtec Community Capacity to Address Breast Health

2011: Gloria Harmon from the Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project and Kimlin Ashing-Giwa from the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, for their community collaborative project: Sister Survivor: Improving Access to Survivorship Care Plan

2010: Sara O'Donnell at the Mendocino Cancer Resource Center and Jeffrey Belkora at UCSF for their community collaborative project: Recording Medical Visits for People with Breast Cancer

2009: Carmen Ortiz from the Circulo de Vida and Anna Napoles from UCSF for their community collaborative project: Nuevo Amanecer: Promoting the Psychosocial Health of Latinas

2008: Natasha Riley from the Vista Community Clinic, Georgia Sadler from UC San Diego and Vanessa Malcarne from San Diego State University for their community collaborative project: Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Education Program

2007: Gloria Harmon from the Women of Essence and Kimlin Ashing-Giwa from the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, for their community collaborative project: Sister Survivor: African American Breast Cancer Coalition

2006: Irene Yen at UCSF for her study: Neighborhood Environment and Obesity in Pre-adolescent Girls

2005: Kendra Stone from the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland and Shelley Adler from UCSF for their community collaborative project: Underserved Women with Breast Cancer at End of Life

2004: Annette Stanton at UCLA for her project: Living Well with Advanced Breast Cancer: a Predictive Model