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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Busted Foundation aids women who are suffering financial hardships due to medical expenses from breast cancer treatment. Busted Foundation’s programs include a education website and financial grants to eligible women dealing with breast cancer. As part of our educational program, Busted Foundation offers a free website that hosts information describing not only what sources of financial assistance are available to the general public, but also how to seek assistance.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Educate and assist women who are afflicted with breast cancer through individual grants. Individuals complete an application shich is reviewed by the board.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Kathy106

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group doing so much to help women when they need it!

Lyssa S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I I won a free mammogram (I have no insurance) at their mammogram party and I had to.go back for ultrasound and another mammogram. I am ok. The Busted Foundation and Dr Kitner came to my rescue. What a blessing they are amazing and everyone should support them and donate to them and they help hundreds of women in need and they helped me thank you so much Busted and Dr Kitner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a volunteer for the Busted Foundation! What an amazing organization to help the many, many women throughout the years. I am honored to have volunteered in the past and can't wait to volunteer in the future!

nosphera

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I am still a volunteer with Busted! I have met many women we have helped throughout the years as well as become involved with the application review. It's truly inspiring and humbling these brave individuals fighting for their lives and their families! I am thankful Busted Foundation is around to help and proud to be a volunteer with them. Please help us to continue to help breast cancer fighters across the country!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bowling for Boobies for over 7 years and with Busted Foundation since it began. This is the ONLY organization for women fighting breast cancer that I know of where the money goes directly to the women to help them pay the bills they need to pay. We don't tell them what they can and can't use the money for, a check is sent directly to them to help while they fight for their lives. Even with this economy, Busted fights tirelessly to help! The requests from women going through treatment will make you cry from sadness and the testimonials from the recipients will make you cry with joy. To be even the tiniest part of this organization makes me proud every day!

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Tricia19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Busted for over three years now, and I can say that my experience has been great. The foundation is amazing - it raises money for people who have breast cancer to help them pay ther bills. Every penny raised goes straight to our beneficiaries, which make me feel good about volunteering. Also, the events are fun!! Hooray for Busted!!

Maria69

Donor

Rating: 5

Busted Foundation makes a difference in women's lives. Just read the stories of the women who have received help from the money raised by the Bowling for Boobies events! I give every year because getting breast cancer is one of the most devastating events of a woman's life. I know. My mother had breast cancer twice. I experienced second-hand her turmoil. And I have had friends since then who have suffered from this terrible disease, including Edith who founded this organization. Having been disabled myself, I know that having money to pay for both medical and personal expenses makes all the difference in the world to recovery. So, I will keep giving and I look forward to the ever-increasing impact my gifts have for those in need. And who knows? Maybe someday I will need it myself.

Sean10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ditto: For the past 11 years I've had the honor of working with the Busted Foundation through their annual “Bowling for Boobies” event which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in multiple cities across the US for women and men afflicted with breast cancer. Why do I do this? Because of all of the charities and organizations out there, every ounce of manpower is donated so that 100% of the funds can go directly to people stricken with this terrible disease. How does it work? Many times, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, insurance doesn't completely cover the costs incurred for treatment (meds, co-pays, lost work days), and if the person doesn't have insurance, the amounts necessary to battle the disease can be staggering. (The Busted Motto: “You get the bump, you get the bill, you’re BUSTED.”) The Busted Foundation responds by sending a cash donation to these fantastic and brave individuals to help them cover their costs and living expenses (food, meds, doctor’s bills). How do they do this? Through a humane and often heart wrenching screening process where we listen to the patients, their background, their stories, and respond with funds individually designed to ease the burden of an already traumatic event. There are plenty of charitable organizations out there whose main goal is to raise research funds to find a cure. This foundation’s goal is simply to give individually to those in need, enabling dignity and humanity during a difficult time. I cannot recommend The Busted Foundation highly enough. Please join me in supporting them so their mission can continue for many years to come.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I spent many years doing biomedical research in laboratories. I am all in favor of tax dollars and charitable donations going to further our understanding of the science of cancer.

However, for me personally there's a better and more effective way of stamping out cancer and its horrible erosion of our loved ones' lives: direct action. In this case, direct action against the breast cancer that attacked my mom, my former boss, and my boss' boss — direct action in the form of helping women with a breast cancer diagnosis be strong, be brave, and not be distracted by financial considerations.

You could put that $5 in a jar at the convenience store, or you could give twice that, or five times that, or whatever you can afford, to directly help someone who will be hand-selected by the Busted Foundation board as someone whose life will be changed by your donation pooled with those of others. If you think long and hard about it, it's really the best "bang for your buck" in fighting breast cancer.

Bill Millsap

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past 11 years I've had the honor of working with the Busted Foundation through their annual “Bowling for Boobies” event which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in multiple cities across the US for women and men afflicted with breast cancer. Why do I do this? Because of all of the charities and organizations out there, every ounce of manpower is donated so that 100% of the funds can go directly to people stricken with this terrible disease. How does it work? Many times, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, insurance doesn't completely cover the costs incurred for treatment (meds, co-pays, lost work days), and if the person doesn't have insurance, the amounts necessary to battle the disease can be staggering. (The Busted Motto: “You get the bump, you get the bill, you’re BUSTED.”) The Busted Foundation responds by sending a cash donation to these fantastic and brave individuals to help them cover their costs and living expenses (food, meds, doctor’s bills). How do they do this? Through a humane and often heart wrenching screening process where we listen to the patients, their background, their stories, and respond with funds individually designed to ease the burden of an already traumatic event. There are plenty of charitable organizations out there whose main goal is to raise research funds to find a cure. This foundation’s goal is simply to give individually to those in need, enabling dignity and humanity during a difficult time. I cannot recommend The Busted Foundation highly enough. Please join me in supporting them so their mission can continue for many years to come.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve had the honor of working with the Busted Foundation for the last 10 years through their annual “Bowling for Boobies” event which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in multiple cities across the US for women and men afflicted with breast cancer. Why do I do this? Because of all of the charities and organizations out there, this one personally affects all who participate. Every ounce of manpower is donated so that 100% of the funds can go directly to people stricken with this terrible disease. How does it work? Many times, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, insurance doesn’t cover all of the costs needed for treatment (meds, co-pays, lost work days), and if the person doesn’t have insurance, the amounts necessary to battle the disease can be staggering. (The Busted Motto: “You get the bump, you get the bill, you’re BUSTED.”) The Busted Foundation responds by sending personal checks to these fantastic and brave individuals to help them cover their costs and living expenses (food, meds, doctor’s bills). How do they do this? Through a fantastic and heart wrenching screening process where we listen to the patients, their background, their stories, and respond with funds designed to ease the burden of an already traumatic event. There are plenty of charitable organizations out there whose main goal is to raise research funds to find a cure. This foundation’s goal is simply to give individually to those in need, enabling dignity and humanity during a difficult time. I cannot recommend The Busted Foundation highly enough. Please join me in supporting them so their mission can continue for many years to come.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

Stefanie L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with Busted Foundation continues to be a a great source of pride and inspiration in my life. We meet more and more people that understand our work and lift us up to the next level.

I am proud to say we have supported over 300 women in their journey with breast cancer.

We have to help each other. We have to be that support in time of struggle.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Busted Foundation has been a labor of love for myself and so many others since the beginning and our first fundraising event! This Foundation changes lives and offers hope to so many women in seemingly hopeless situations. Women with breast cancer get more then hope through Busted Foundation, they get a chance for a future physically and financially!

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

You have been incredibly helpful to Busted Foundation! Your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!