Bay Area Young Survivors Bays Inc

aka BAYS   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.baysnet.org

Mission

BAYS provides regular support groups, an on-line support network and community-building activities for young breast cancer survivors in the San Francisco Bay Area. These women typically confront issues that are distinct from those confronting breast cancer survivors who are diagnosed post-menopause; these include premature menopause, infertility, and parenting young children while in treatment.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Kara Carter

Main address

P.O. Box 190056

San Francisco, CA 94119 USA

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EIN

51-0647928

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cancer at any age is an incredible challenge, but when cancer strikes young the facts are staggering: woman are six times more likely to become divorced or separated than a man with a similar diagnosis; many women under forty are too young for screening, are misdiagnosed, and end up with more grave diagnoses as a result; many women are unable to work during treatment; and most are physically unable to take care of their children during long periods of recovery from surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In addition, the mental toll of dealing with the disease can be debilitating.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Online Support

BAYS administers a list serve so that members have a forum for communication regarding the medical, physical, and emotional aspects of cancer and cancer treatment.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults

BAYS hosts community-building activities such as an annual family picnic and occasional physical training sessions and hikes. Each year, BAYS organizes a "challenge" event for its members. These events have included hikes to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite (in 2005 and 2007) and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (in 2006). In addition to providing a significant physical challenge for the participants, these events are fundraisers. Funds raised are used for BAYS operating expenses and for grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide services or support to underserved individuals with cancer.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

We provide monthly, in-person, peer-led support groups with food and childcare.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with diseases and illnesses

BAYS Steps Up is a financial fund dedicated to giving grants to any BAYS member in need. Cancer is financially draining, especially for young adults. Through a grantmaking process, we allocate $10,000 annually to our members, often to help them meet basic needs (e.g., rent, utilities, prescriptions).

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

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Number of participants engaged in programs

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Online Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of BAYS is to break the isolation of living with breast cancer by providing a community built on compassion, understanding, hope, and inspiration.

On a limited budget, BAYS achieves its goals by sharing information, experiences, and resources through three main services: monthly support-group meetings, an online network, and community-building events.

Our services are provided by a volunteer Board of Directors and the time donated by passionate members.

In 2018 we offered over 30 in-person, peer-led support group meetings with food and childcare and shared over 3000 messages in our online virtual support network. Beyond our core services, we took part in physical challenge events, volunteered for fundraisers, hosted clothing swaps, educational lectures, and provided scholarships for our members to attend Commonweal retreats. To increase outreach we interfaced with the Bay Area cancer community and recruited new members through attending events such as UCSF's Taste for the Cure and the Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bay Area Young Survivors Bays Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kara Carter


Board co-chair

Missy Moppins

Nola Agha

Stacey Tinianov

Ami Dodson

Kara Carter

Kristen Zeitzer

Andrea Dannenberg

Monica Haro

Gina Collier

Jane Petersen

Sarah Avila Ward

Yamini Ranchod

Ali Kent

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable