Mission: CASD provides funds to San Diego County stage 4 cancer patients, and their families, for these basic needs such as housing, food, fuel to get to treatment, etc.
About: Help for individual cancer patients: CASD provides support for Stage IV cancer patients who are no longer able to meet their financial needs due to the illness.
Help those close to home: All of our financial assistance is provided to residents of San Diego County. Your contribution goes to help those in our community suffering from this late-stage disease.
Support as long as it is needed: We are committed to providing support for as long as it is needed, provided we have the funds. Many organizations give only very temporary and limited financial help, leaving the patients “stranded” when modern medicine extends their lives.
Financial support paid to providers: All financial assistance is paid directly to service providers, such as landlords, SDG&E, and other utilities. This allows us to ensure that none of our funds are misused.
Assistance for all types of cancer: Most of the large national charities focus on one type of cancer (e.g. breast or prostate), leaving many patients without resources. CASD assists those with Stage IV disease, regardless of the type of cancer.