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Breast Cancer Organizations

The number of breast cancer organizations is striking because, only a little over 20 years ago, they did not exist. Of course, in terms of knowledge about, awareness of, and treatment procedures for breast cancer, a lot has changed in the last 20 years also!!

The following sections deliver interesting facts about the various breast cancer organizations: who some of them are; what their goals are; how they raise funds for their programs; what some businesses are doing for breast cancer. All want to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide a means of getting breast cancer education to the public. Most want to help with research into this disease; some want to provide programs for screening and treatment on the local levels. All want to find a cure as soon as possible and totally wipe out breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was one of the first organizations dedicated solely to breast cancer and its cure. There are several other outstanding breast cancer organizations which are also discussed below. In order to sustain their programs, all need funding and many have found yearly events, like walks and runs, help in this area. These walks/runs have additional benefits because the publicity for each event raises awareness of breast cancer and the need for education, screening, advocacy and research.

Breast Cancer Stamp was initiated by The United States Postal Service in their new program for fundraising stamps. USPS dedicates the net proceeds to breast cancer research. Other businesses also donate portions of their net income from breast cancer items to breast cancer organizations.

The pink ribbon has become a major symbol of breast cancer awareness throughout the world and the original idea for it was launched only a few years ago, in 1991. Since then, the pink ribbon has been made into jewelry and other items, using the profits for needed funding and for keeping everyone mindful of breast cancer. Now the pink ribbon is unofficially used by all breast cancer organizations because it simply conveys all of the reasons for their existence.

Other Resources

Below you will find a list we have compiled of some organizations that may provide you an opportunity to take action, seek help, or learn more.
A partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, this site shares stories from survivors of breast cancer, as well as the individuals who supported them. The Breast Cancer Site also offers a vast assortment of related merchandise.
Since 1997 The Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation (BCRF) has specialized in helping those diagnosed with breast cancer through their partnership with Infinite Boundaries, a company that coordinates wellness retreats.
Breast cancer discussions, support, experiences, chat, medical and research information with twelve topic boards.
For over 10 years, has been a viable online resource for information pertaining to breast cancer research and treatment.
Founded in 1996 by Mary Waterman, who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, The Breast Cancer Alliance’s mission is to provide education and research in the fight against breast cancer. is a site founded by Dr. Talia Miller, a survivor of breast cancer. The site takes a holistic approach to the healing process through breast cancer recovery coaching.
The Breast Cancer Fund was formed in 1992 by Andrea Ravinett Martin with the objective of making breast cancer a priority of public health.
This organization dates back to 2001, when a group of women battling breast cancer came together to share their experiences. The camaraderie they shared together inspired them to meeting and eventually The Breast Cancer Group was formed.
A very extensive site containing information on self-examinations, cysts, and other manners related to breast health.
Facing Our Risk OF Cancer Empowered (FORCE) was created to address the needs and concerns of women facing an increased risk of developing cancer due past family history.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) was established in 1991 by Marisa C. Weiss, MD, a radiation oncologist, during a time when information on breast cancer was not as readily available to women in need.
The Linda Creed foundation was established in 1987, by the Philadelphia songwriter’s loved ones after her decade long battle with breast cancer.
A national organization dedicated to helping men support their loved ones stricken with breast cancer, MABC is the first of its kind.
Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer (MSDBC) was founded in 1995 by Charmayne Dierker and her daughter Lillie Shockney.
While providing general facts and information, The Breast Care Site’s main focus is on issues that survivors of breast cancer face, including more sensitive topics, such as issues with intimacy post-surgery.
Y-ME is a national breast cancer organization. Their website contains comprehensive information, with several translations available at a click.
The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is a unique international conglomerate of breast cancer survivors and supporters focusing on issues relevant specifically to young women and breast cancer.

Janet Brown is a medical writer and graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. Her personal experiences with breast cancer have drawn her to her current work developing breast cancer patient education and awareness materials. She currently lives in Georgia.

Breast Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society

People Living With Cancer

United States National Library of Medicine

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Health Coverage from Health Insurance .org

WebMD Health

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer News On the Net

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Online

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Breast Cancer Fund

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Campaign

Cancer BACUP

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Breast Cancer Action – Ottawa

Info Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Centre

National Breast Cancer Foundation

New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute

Cancer Fundraising Walks
Breast Cancer Foundations
Susan G. Komen
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Runs
Awareness Jewelry
About Pink Ribbons
Breast Cancer Stamps


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