Pump Foundation

The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation - Dedicated to raising funds for the treatment and cure of cancer


The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.

Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump, have raised over $8.5 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.

The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.

"It’s an honor to serve our community," says Dana and David Pump. "Any time you can keep your mother’s and father’s legacy alive after 16 years, it’s nothing but joy."

"Dana and David Pump continue to partner with our hospital and our community in the fight against cancer," states Brian Hammel, President of the Northridge Hospital Foundation. "Their willing spirit, generosity and dedication to a cause is both greatly admired and appreciated. They are leaving quite a legacy in honor of their mom and dad."

To learn how you can support these efforts, please click here to learn about the next fundraising event!


Education and Free Screenings

Educating the community about cancer prevention and early detection is vital to the health of our residents. With free education and cancer screenings, lives can be saved with early detection. In 2020, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Outreach Program provided 14 community events and educated 373 people on cancer awareness. Education is provided in both English and Spanish to reach our diverse community.

Thanks to the generosity of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, the Carole Pump Women’s Center hosted 10 FREE health fairs for the uninsured and underinsured in our community. “Reaching Out Health Fairs” attracts hundreds of people who receive free breast and prostate evaluations and screenings. Since prevention is key, attendees also learn how to decrease their chances of a cancer diagnosis. In 2020, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation provided 293 people with the following FREE health screenings:

Proceeds from this event provided the following Free Health Screening: 

  • 293 Mammograms 
  • 44 Diagnostic Mammograms
  • 82 Utrasounds & Ultrasound Needle Placement
  • 10 Biopsies
  • 88 Family Practice Consultations

As a result of the screenings and follow-up provided, this program helped detect two positive breast cancer cases, that otherwise might not have been caught due to access to care.

Family Plan - Patient Navigator

Finding compassionate support is important, especially for new patients who are overwhelmed with a cancer diagnosis. A patient navigator serves as a personal guide who meets with inpatients and outpatients one-on-one to better acquaint them with the Carole Pump Women’s Center, the Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center. Through the generous support of the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, patients can rely on their Navigator for compassionate support, encouragement and education to ensure they have every available resource to make informed decisions regarding treatment, options and symptoms management. 

Family Plan - Support, Comfort and Home Health 

The Family Plan Fund assists patients and their families with payment for services or equipment needs. Patients who are hospitalized or at home with a cancer diagnosis face many difficult hours filled with painful treatments, unpleasant side effects, invasive tests, and much uncertainty. This is interspersed with periods of boredom, depression and fatigue – making it a very difficult time for the patient and their families. In FY21, the H&CPF provided cancer patients with over 407 hours of home health care and one-on-one support. 

Family Plan - Transportation to Those in Need 

For those cancer patients with no means of travel, the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation has budgeted a portion of their funding to provide transportation to and from the hospital for treatment and tests. This past year the Foundation provided 477 trips. This service continues to be a tremendous benefit for those in need. 

Technological Advancements



A Legacy of Serving the Community continued with the H&CPF providing funding to expand the Chemotherapy Infusion Center. The expanded Center increased the number of infusion chairs from 13 to 20 and added one private treatment room for higher acuity patients. Additional restrooms, a nutrition room, and redesigned physician offices were also included.

3D Mammography Now Available

3d Mammo Hologic

The Carole Pump Women’s Center is proud to announce the arrival of 3D mammography with the Hologic Selenia Dimensions System. The system produces more detailed images of breast tissue than traditional mammography by capturing 3D slices of the breast, all at different angles, in order to detect lumps.

The Hologic Selenia Dimensions system features imaging that is fast and clinically superior compared to 2D. In fact, the exam is performed in a rapid 3.7-second scan time for greater patient comfort and low patient dose, due to the elimination of 2D X-ray exposures.

With this system, Northridge Hospital added the Affirm breast biopsy system, which has a lateral arm upright biopsy accessory that provides even more flexibility to access challenging lesion locations. And, the 3DTM biopsy option allows clinicians to pinpoint subtle lesions and faint calcifications – including those that may only be visible with tomosynthesis.

Key Advantages
• Easily target lesions, including those visible only in tomosynthesis images
• Streamlines procedure steps and speeds targeting, resulting in improved workflow, and shorter patient procedure time
• Reduces patient dose, as fewer exposures are required

The new 3D mammography system also features the SmartCurveTM Breast Stabilization, which reduces pain and discomfort during mammograms. The curved design of the compression device mirrors the shape of a women’s breast to reduce pinching and applies uniform compression over the entire breast for added comfort.