Cancer Angels of San Diego is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with over 97% of our proceeds directly benefiting Stage IV cancer patients, helping them meet their basic needs such as food, shelter and childcare.
All of our financial assistance is provided to U.S. citizens or legal residents of San Diego County. Your contribution goes to help those in our community suffering from this late-stage disease.
All financial assistance is paid directly to service providers, such as landlords, SDG&E, and other services. This allows us to ensure that none of our funds are misused.
We are committed to providing support for patients as long as they continue to qualify, provided we have the funds. Most organizations give only temporary, limited financial help, leaving the patients “stranded” when modern medicine extends their lives.
Most large national charities focus on one type of cancer (e.g. breast or prostate), leaving the majority of patients without resources. CASD assists those with Stage IV disease, regardless of the type of cancer.
Cancer Angels of San Diego has provided more than a million dollars in direct aid, helping patients every month.
After putting together a neighborhood fundraiser to help Stage IV breast cancer patients from losing their homes, Eve felt a strong need to create Cancer Angels of San Diego, which included all types of cancer. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in hypnosis and EMDR, she provides a vital Pro-Bono service to our Stage IV cancer patients. Most of her time is dedicated to assessing applications, distributing funds, and interfacing with physicians and social workers to ensure the most dire cases get help quickly. Eve’s tireless compassion for human suffering plays a key role in the lives of Cancer Angels’ patients.
Jonathan Kent grew up in San Diego and returned to study law at the University of San Diego, School of Law after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Classics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Jonathan now works as an attorney in Orange County and focuses his practice on representing employers in workplace law matters, including class action defense as well as preventive advice and counseling. Outside the office, Jonathan can be found on the golf course caught in the never ending struggle to improve his game.
KIPTYN LOCKE has been involved in philanthropic efforts over the past decade, raising well over $3 million for a variety of nonprofit organizations and causes. After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Exercise and Health Science, Kiptyn returned to San Diego where he has worked his way to executive roles with thriving San Diego based organizations. Currently, Kiptyn is utilizing his business experience and dedication, along with a constantly growing platform, to create positive change in the nonprofit sector.
JOHN EVANS is an entrepreneur and business executive who received a degree in accounting from Wichita State University and worked in several accounting-related positions for a large Midwest oil refiner/marketer. After moving to Southern California in 1984, Mr. Evans became Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of an information services company for 10 years and served 15 years as President/CEO of Vision Infosoft Corporation a highly successful software and information service company based in San Diego. He is now semi-retired, does consulting work and spends much of his time continuing his quest to become a reasonably good guitarist.
BRUCE BEUTLER graduated with a bachelor’s in biology from the University of California, San Diego in 1976 at the age of 18. He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Beutler is past Chair of the Department of Genetics at The Scripps Research Institute and currently a professor and director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center.One of four siblings to attend UC San Diego, Beutler was awarded half of the 2011 Nobel Prize along with Jules A. Hoffmann of Strasbourg University in France for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity, the body’s first line of defense against invading organisms. Bestowed annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and peace, the Nobel Prize recognizes individuals who, as stipulated in Alfred Nobel’s will, “have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind."
EARL BEUTLER is an entrepreneur and executive who founded and operated several technology companies beginning in the 1970’s. Earl was fundamental in the startup of Construction Computer Consultants, Research Information Systems, RefWorks, LabArchives, GraphPad Softward, Vision Infosoft, Invoice Connection, Material Express Corporation, and Scalex Corporation. Mr. Beutler received a B.A. in Biology at the University of California at San Diego, and an M.S. in Medical Information Systems from the University of California at San Francisco. Earl and Eve Beutler were married in 1984. Like many of us, Earl’s life has been affected by cancer, having lost his niece, Rebecca, and father, Ernest Beutler (a prominent hematologist/oncologist) to cancer.