The SLO GranFondo is committed to using cycling to improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County.
All proceeds from the SLO GranFondo will equally support ALPHA and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center, two San Luis Obispo County not-for-profit organizations. The SLO GranFondo is presented by ALPHA and French Hospital Medical Center Foundation.
Learn more about each of these community focused organizations below.
ALPHA Pregnancy & Parenting Support is a nonprofit organization providing support, practical assistance during pregnancy through a child’s first year, and education on pregnancy and early parenting 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 low-income and at-risk families, support groups, classes, and necessary items for pregnancy and child care: maternity and infant clothing, diapers, equipment and more. ALPHA is actively involved in community public health initiatives supporting education on healthy pregnancies and early childhood development. ALPHA 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) 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 32,000 visits and contacts from cancer patients and family members, as well as many community organizations. Learn more about the Hearst Cancer Resource Center here.
French Hospital Medical Center Foundation, tax ID #20-3256125, is the fiscal agent of the SLO Gran Fondo. The mission of the Foundation is to support the charitable and community health care mission of French Hospital Medical Center, including the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, through fundraising and relationship building.
Learn more about the Hearst Cancer Resource Center here.