The Project

Cancer Support Community (CSC) is planning to establish a rustic campus for health and healing in Lafayette.

The future home of CSC will sit on a 5.75 acre parcel next to the Lafayette Reservoir. This beautiful property was generously gifted to CSC by Ray and Angelina Leal. Located on the south side of Mt. Diablo Boulevard, directly across from the Lafayette Community Garden, this parcel will provide the perfect backdrop for healing.

In early 2019, two local publications, Diablo Magazine and Lamorinda Weekly featured articles with background and details for the project, as well as how CSC came to own the land.

“Learning how to live with cancer, with a life that’s healthy and fulfilling, is really going to be the theme of our children’s and our grandchildren’s generations. Cancer calls for a holistic response that is more than just healing our bodies. It’s about healing emotionally and healing spiritually. To have a meaningful, whole life with cancer— this is what our mission has always been.” – James Bouquin, former Chief Executive Officer

Stephens, Autumn. “James Bouquin to Create a New Home for the Cancer Support Community.” Diablo Magazine January 2019 issue.

We are moving carefully and thoughtfully to create a very special community resource on this exceptional site. We have been conducting extensive due diligence on the property for the past few years, and expect to submit an application to the City of Lafayette in 2019. We hope to move to the Lafayette site in late 2021 or early 2022.

The Lafayette campus will be financed mostly by a capital campaign, with gifts from individuals, companies and foundations. We will also use the proceeds from the eventual sale of our current community center in Walnut Creek. Our goal is to raise a total of $12 million, and there will be opportunities for every member of our community to make a contribution. For more information, please contact Libby Eppinga at 925.933.0107 or

Aerial view of the property on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, California