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Breast Wishes Fund

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Address:

502 West Cordova Road, Suite 1 c/o NMCF Santa Fe NM 87505 USA

Mission:

Breast Wishes Fund Mission The mission of Breast Wishes Fund (BWF) is to “Give US Choices” for breast cancer treatment and prevention. BWF focuses on providing tools for individuals and families, locally and nationally, to inspire them to a happier and healthier quality of life. Breast Wishes Fund Vision Breast Wishes Fund is intensely focused on the prevention of cancer and feeling healthy right NOW. Breast Wishes aggressively seeks an insured medical diagnosis environment where people are provided immune enhancing, disease reducing options for treatment and prevention beyond the current standard of care.

Target demographics:

Give US Choices for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Education

Direct beneficiaries per year:

5000 people this year

Geographic areas served:

New Mexico and internationally.

Programs:

In person, phone and email cancer diagnosis support AIM @ Wellness-Prevention program for students and adults Website with latest cancer therapies and original short films Directory of health care professionals including international Advisory Board Newsletter with Information on State of the Art Therapies and Research

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505-820-2267
http://www.breastwishesfund.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

There really isn't another non-profit breast cancer outreach like Breast Wishes. As a member of a family with a long history of breast cancer and having lost my aunt at 42, this cause is close to my heart. I am a father of a young teenage daughter, and am grateful for the education and information that Breast Wishes provides.

 
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I write as the mother of a daughter who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of thirty-eight. I couldn't wait to get my daughter hooked up to chemo. Now that I understand the mutually beneficial relationship that pharmaceuticals have with the AMA, I live with regret that my daughter ever endured chemo. The cancer returned after one year and she has been managing her cancer with vaccines, etc. for the last nine years. I want others to benefit from the knowledge that cancer can be beaten, but not by chemo and radiation. Boosting the immune system and thereby annihilating the cancer is the way of the future.

 
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Breast Wishes is the Go To for breast cancer awareness, information, prevention, and community!

 
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Breast Wishes has quite honestly changed the way we look at breast cancer, its prevention, and its treatment. It has been the forerunner in shifting the paradigm that dominates the big business of breast cancer by empowering the patient to chose progressive and wholistic options in their approach to disease-- and to do so with dignity and the power of knowledge. BWF's community outreach provides much needed education and support to the cancer community, and Lexie Shabel is a pioneer, an inspiration, a wealth of knowledge, and one of the most caring and brave people I've had the privilege to know.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is the best site I've come across for objective information on general health and wellness, prevention, and of course cancer. It can be very overwhelming to find information on line that isn't persuasive and informational. I highly recommend Breast Wishes Fund once a week! Find something new, and apply it.

 
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Breast Wishes provides amazing information and support for women and families dealing with cancer. They go out of their way to help get women useful information that might not be easily available. Their experience and research is a great recourse for people facing the myriad challenges of cancer treatment.

 
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I have been in the cheering section for Breast Wishes Fund .... I'll call them Breast Wishes FUN! for many years. Their help to anyone with the interest to empower women to understand healthy ways to get healthier while in the cancer dance or before or after... is truly remarkable. Where can you get so much great information for FREE! Rock on BWFun!

 
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Breast Wishes Fund is the first organization that I found in my search for alternatives to traditional allopathic treatment. I was even the first recipient of a scholarship that unable me to travel for an immune therapy that I could not have received in the US and would not have been able to afford on my own.
Breast Wishes offers so much information about prevention, general health, alternative treatment, nutrition and just a place to vent. A cancer journey can be scary, especially if you choose to walk outside of convention.
All of the information I have received from Lexie at BWF was delivered with care, I felt supported and validated in my choices rather than feeling isolated and alone.

 
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Wonderful to be connected with this amazing organization. I love their focus on the positive wellness information that we can all work on which keeps us healthy in body, mind and spirit. I'm enjoying helping out with the volunteers - anyone who has a few (or more!) hours each month free, do consider being a part of what they do!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I am in need of changing my eating habits and I asked for a recommendation from Margo Covington, a lymph decongestion specialist in Santa Fe. Margo gave me Lexie's Breast Fund Wishes card and I contacted her about meeting to talk about better food choices. In a 1:1 meeting that lasted several hours, I learned about needing to eat more of a Kapha-pacifying diet. Lexie highlighted several foods to have on hand and to use. There are bean misos, other than soy miso, are available at the Co-op. Soy promotes estrogen and that is not good for some like me who has had estrogen positive breast cancer. I learned that eggs cause inflammation. I also learned about seasonal spices to use in my cooking to keep inflammation down. The Albuquerque Ayurvedic Banyon Herbs website outlines food choices for Kapha-pacifying. Lexie reminded me of the importance of Probiotics and I found As a cancer survivor, I am being trying to get back to a plant based diet. I have to re-learn how to cook better for myself to reduce my chances of reoccurrence. Lexie told me about a Gaia herb product called Tumeric Supreme to reduce inflammation. I have a ways to go to relearn and practice which foods are better for my constitution, Kapha. I will continue to look at ways to cleanse such as through fasting, not eating after 7 at night, reducing my weight and doing internal cleansing with enemas to draw toxins out. Lexie has helped me get on a path to making better choices. She asked me where I see myself in 3 years. I am trying to take time and take a focused look at that. What I am aware of is that I need to change a number of things in my present life beyond just what I eat.
It is amazing to know that a 'vaccine' can now be made from the protein of the cancer and given back to that person to fight the cancer in their own body. This new development offers great hope to people fighting cancer. I forgot to mention that Lexie invited me for lunch and involved me in preparing the lunch. I urge Lexie, who has a background in cooking for large groups of people, to perhaps set up a workshop or set of workshops through Sara Noss, the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market, to teach about food preparation for surviving cancer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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