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Keep A Breast Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 363

Nonprofit Issues:

Philanthropy, Breast Cancer

Address:

811 Traction Ave. Los Angeles CA 90029 USA

Mission:

The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. We provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate people about prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment.

Results:

The funds raised from donations go to support Keep A Breast education and awareness programs. These unique programs use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long-term health benefits. You can check out our programs online -Many use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long–term health benefits. Through this support we were able to have our grassroots Traveling Educational Booth on the road for a total of 251 days in 2010 to implement our This is My Story and Imagine If campaigns, launch support programs for young survivors and launch our Non Toxic Revolution program which aims to inform and educate young people about the dangers of toxic chemicals in our environment and food supply and their link to breast cancer initiation. Although our primary goal is education The Keep A Breast Foundation awards grants to leaders and organizations that are taking a stand to make the world a better, healthier place for future generations through alternative care, environmental effects or cutting edge research. In 2010 over $100,000 dollars was donated to research and environmental programs including: The University of California San Diego, California State University -Fresno, Essentially Pink, Bloom Natural Health, The Rack Pack, Teens Turning Green, Environmental Working Group and a unique Green Janitorial Program for schools. Learn more about our 2010 grant winners on our site.

Target demographics:

Keep A Breast targets young people on how to prevent breast cancer. When it comes to chemical exposure, children's developing bodies are vulnerable to toxicity in their environment. The breast is the only organ in the body to actually fully form, and over a 10-year period of time – from ages 8 to 18, and into your 20's when your breasts are being made. Keep A Breast seeks to educate young people about how important it is to love their bodies, particularly their boobies as they’re responding to what they’re eating, drinking, breathing in.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

The University of California San Diego, California State University -Fresno, Essentially Pink, Bloom Natural Health, The Rack Pack, Teens Turning Green, Environmental Working Group and a unique Green Janitorial Program for schools. Learn more about our 2010 grant winners on our site.

Geographic areas served:

United States, Canada, Europe, Australia

Programs:

Our programs use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long–term health benefits. Through this support we were able to have our grassroots Traveling Educational Booth on the road for a total of 251 days in 2010 to implement our This is My Story and Imagine If campaigns, launch support programs for young survivors and launch our Non Toxic Revolution program which aims to inform and educate young people about the dangers of toxic chemicals in our environment and food supply and their link to breast cancer initiation.

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Reviews for Keep A Breast Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a true pleasure working with KAB over the years. Knowing that we are educating young people to make healthier choices that will have long term benefits is truly satisfying and rewarding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have read countless testimonies from young people about how KAB has helped them tackle serious emotional issues related to breast cancer in their families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it further!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a cancer survivorship and caregiver coach, I am particularly sensitive to finding resources for my clients and readers that involve meaningful support. Keep-A-Breast creates community based events that provide opportunities for healing, stress reduction and connection. Because of the way they honor women, they attract like minded businesses, volunteers and trained professionals such as myself. This collection of resources help staff up events, provide the location, donated products and services as well as spreading the word about Keep-A-Breast.

I feel this organization balances education and prevention with also providing much needed shared experiences and a safe place to connect during the healing journey.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how they created a day of pampering, relaxation and connection for breast cancer survivors at Spa Day. It was an extraordinary experience and each woman I worked with expressed that they felt truly supported and uplifted by the event. Amanda Nixon, who is on staff with Keep-A-Breast, facilitated this great day and is an expert at caring for everyone including the volunteers. She walks the talk when it comes to being of service and making a difference in the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I couldn't begin to think how they would change anything other than I wish them even more funding to continue to expand their reach and all they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became acquainted with Keep-a-Breast after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. I participated in a casting party and began to learn more of the amazing and creative ways that Keep-a-Breast makes a difference in so many young women's lives.

This foundation rocks!! Thank you Keep-a-Breast for spreading the word to the younger generation and helping to prevent breast cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help more people become aware of it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a young breast cancer survivor, Keep A Breast has been an amazing resource for helping me get in touch with other young survivors like me. I have participated in 2 of their Treasure Chest/Spa-rty events dedicated to providing young breast cancer survivors a day of complete relaxation and pampering at a local spa/salon. KAB is also dedicated to spreading awareness about breast cancer and educating men and women of all ages about the importance of early detection and prevention. I found my cancer myself through a self-breast exam so I definitely know first hand how important it is!

KAB has a Treasure Chest program that gives survivors the opportunity to have a cast made of their breasts and I had my casting done just recently. It was such a meaningful experience for me to be able to memorialize my breasts after having gone through surgery and resconstruction. I can't wait to have the cast painted! The cast will be an intimate reminder of the cancer journey that I've been through in the last 2 years. Not only the difficult parts of a cancer diagnosis, but also all of the wonderful people I have met along the way and the support from my family and friends. Thank you KAB for providing me with a keep sake that I will cherish forever!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Treasure Chest program they host for breast cancer survivors. I have also met other young breast cancer survivors through their events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes necessary!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through another breast cancer survivor

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The importance of survivorship and prodiving support to other survivors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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