Beneficiaries

The SLO GranFondo is committed to using cycling to improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County.

Beneficiaries

The SLO GranFondo is happy again to support ALPHA and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center, two San Luis Obispo County not-for-profit organizations.

Learn more about each of these community focused organizations below.

Alpha

The ALPHA Pregnancy and Parenting Support, founded in 1980, is a nonprofit organization providing support and practical assistance during pregnancy through a child’s first year throughout San Luis Obispo County.

By supporting women, children and families during the delicate and critical period of pregnancy and early parenthood, we enhance the family’s capacity to thrive. ALPHA’s free services include comprehensive case management for families from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, support groups, a rental deposit loan program, support for Postpartum Depression, parenting classes, car seat education and installation, and necessary items for pregnancy and child care, including maternity and infant clothing, prenatal vitamins, formula and food, diapers, equipment and more. ALPHA is actively involved in community public health initiatives supporting education on healthy pregnancies and early childhood development. ALPHA’s main office is located in San Luis Obispo, and operates in 5 additional satellite offices throughout the county. By providing a wide depth and breadth of services to clients throughout San Luis Obispo County, ALPHA’s services strengthen families and inspire hope and possibility for our children.

Learn more about Alpha here.

Hearst Cancer Resource Center

The Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) at French Hospital Medical Center is a one-of-a-kind resource on the Central Coast for those living with cancer and their families, where all services are provided at no charge. The HCRC provides the supportive and educational services necessary for cancer patients to understand their disease, tolerate treatment, and maintain dignity and quality of life throughout all aspects of their cancer experience. Located at the award winning, not-for-profit French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, this unique resource aims to bring a sense of peace, calm, strength and positive energy to all who visit.

The HCRC is staffed by oncology professionals and houses the latest information on cancer treatment options, nutrition and stress reduction. The center hosts everything from laughing classes, to nutrition lectures, to yoga, and support groups. Since opening its doors in 2008, HCRC has experienced more than 40,000 visits and contacts from cancer patients and family members, as well as many community organizations. Learn more about the Hearst Cancer Resource Center here.

Learn more about the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital here.