Founded by Ovarian Cancer survivor Bridgette Eilers in 2011, Chemo Crew works to provide hope and help to cancer patients and their families by working closely with hospitals and other medical providers who specialize in cancer treatment.

Cancer patients and their families experience a great deal of uncertainty during treatment.  As Bridgette journeyed through treatment, she realized the importance of support.  Chemo Crew’s goal is to bridge the gap between patients and available resources as well as to provide practical tips that will offer comfort during treatment.

Chemo Crew is made up from over 100 volunteers and staff (many of whom are cancer survivors) in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin county area.

Bridgette Eilers, Founder

Bridgette was inspired to begin providing the services her organization provides after facing her own battle with ovarian cancer and chemotherapy treatment. As she journeyed through the difficult process of chemotherapy, she discovered useful tools, elements of support from those around her, and resources within herself that she believed were essential to getting her through the process successfully.

Brittany Thayer, Executive Director

Brittany is a Leukemia Survivor and has a passion for serving cancer patients in the midst of their struggle.  She served as a volunteer before being hired as the Crew Member Coordinator in 2016.  Now as Executive Director she is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to develop, maintain and enhance the mission of Chemo Crew and current programs.

Board of Directors

Bridgette Eilers, President, Founder and Cancer Survivor

John Kitchell, Vice President, Retired Physician’s Assistant and Cancer Survivor

Sarah Andrews, Secretary, Marriage and Family Therapist

Jacqueline Howell, Treasurer, CPA, Atherton & Associates and Cancer Survivor

Kelly Chacon, Former Business Owner and Cancer Caretaker

Mike Gunnarson, City Ministry Network and Cancer Caretaker

Martha Martin, Retired Educator & Superintendent and Cancer Survivor


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