Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This Month in California: Free Health Care and Tax Check-Off for Cancer Research

I am not usually in the advertising business, but below are two timely developments that many in California could benefit from.

As tax filing season is upon us, Californians have an opportunity to contribute to vital cancer research through a tax check-off on your California tax return. The California Breast Cancer Research Fund and the California Cancer Research fund, both administered by the UC Office of the President, are accepting donations through your 540 tax form on lines 405 and 413, respectively. You can learn more about these programs' life saving research, as well as past destinations for these investments here.

The second is a project from the California chapter of Remote Area Medical (RAM), who have organized two events to provide free medical services to individuals in Northern California. On March 22-25, 2012 RAM will be in Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum and on March 30 - April 2, 2012 they will be in Sacramento at Cal Expo providing free medical, dental, and vision services. See below for more information (or download the PDF) and an excerpt from a 2008 60 Minutes episode that highlights the group's work.