Make a Difference Day - October 24, 2015

This year's Make a Difference Day is our biggest day of
service yet. We are thankful for all the support from
our dedicated volunteers and sponsors.
We expect 200 volunteers will donate surgical and
GI procedures to 75 people that day. Surgery sessions are scheduled
at 4th Street Laser & Surgery Center in Santa Rosa, and
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Fremont,
San Jose, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa.
Thank you to Fremont Bank and American Cancer Society for sponsoring our Fremont and San Jose sessions respectively, and to Zipcar for sponsoring our transportation on Make a Difference Day.
Want to sponsor a session? Click here and send us a message.


Marin Community Clinics'
Community Health Champion Award

We are proud to share that Marin Community Clinics honored
us with a Community Health Champion award at their
Summer Solstice Celebration in June. Operation Access has
partnered with Marin Community Clinics for many years in an effort to
provide specialty care services for those in need in Marin County.
Dr. Timothy Sowerby, a longtime volunteer, gave a inspiring speech about
his commitment to the underserved through his work with
Operation Access and Marin Community Clinics.

To read his speech click here.

2015 Honorees posing with Linda Tavaszi, MCC Executive Director. From left: Youth Honoree, Carolina Perez, Linda Tavaszi, Jason Beers accepting on behalf of Operation Access, Youth Honoree, Maria Benitez, and Marin Community Clinics' Volunteer Physical Therapist, Leslie Cunningham. Photo by Jocelyn Knight Photography.

Click here to watch a slideshow of the event photos!



Volunteer Spotlight

Barbara Gregory RN Barbara was always “there” for OA patients, assuring that everyone feels comfortable prior to their surgeries.

To learn more about OA volunteers, please click here
Barbara Gregory, RN  

Patient Spotlight

Ingrid “I give thanks to God and to you guys that there exists an organization so humanitarian like Operation Access. Because thanks to you, my life returned to normal and now I can work and do my daily activities.”

To meet some of our patients, click here