National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Rating: 4.84 stars 166 166 reviews 6,267
Health, Human Services, Breast Cancer
2600 Network Blvd STE 300 Frisco TX 75034 USA
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.
NBCF has provided over 340,000 patient services since 2005 through their network of hospitals. With rising healthcare costs, many uninsured or underinsured women cannot afford the cost of diagnostic tests. By providing free mammograms and breast care services to underserved women, NBCF will increase the early detection of breast cancer which will lead to higher survival rates. Facilities within the NMP continue to report that because of grant funding from NBCF, they are able to help women in their areas that did not qualify for state or local funds to access mammography services. Any life that is saved is an example of the success of the program. Based on findings about how breast cancer initiation cells can resist drug treatment, researchers are now developing clinical trials to suppress breast cancer initiation cells. Researchers have found that gene therapy delivered directly to a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer cell caused the cell to self-destruct, lowered the chance of recurrence, and helped increase the effectiveness of some types of chemotherapy.
Underserved and uninsured women
Geographic areas served:
Throughout the United States
National Mammography Program/Patient Services Through the National Mammography Program (NMP), NBCF partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. The NMP network includes 88 medical facilities in all 50 states. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF is able to promote early detection procedures to those that need it most. Patient navigation is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention. Early Detection/Awareness Education NBCF’s Early Detection Plan is an interactive tool available both online and as an iPhone App. The Early Detection Plan reminds women to schedule routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms. MyNBCF (www.MyNBCF.org) is an online support community that has been described by its members as “an avenue to share, vent, cry and laugh.” The community provides breast cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones a safe place to discuss breast cancer. Beyond the Shock® is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. The Breast Health Education Program is a new program launched in 2012 that provides breast cancer education and early detection services to women at community outreaches across the country. NBCF educates women about the importance of early detection and informs them about resources that are available in their community. Women are given the opportunity to receive free clinical breast exams from nurse practitioners. Breast Cancer Research NBCF strives to help find the cure for breast cancer by working with some of the finest scientists in the world. Funding is provided to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Worldwide Innovative Networking for research efforts focused on targeted therapy for breast cancer initiating cells, therapeutic and preventative drugs for breast cancer, and the first clinical trial offering a choice of therapy guided by the biology to the majority of patients included in the study. Their goals are to identify and personalize cancer treatment to offer hope and healing to the countless women diagnosed each year.
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I am so glad that I was able to host a fundraiser to support NBCF. They provided information, logos, and support throughout the experience. I'll be hosting another fundraiser soon!
One of the most professional, pleasant and personable organizations I have ever had the honor of doing business with.
Sandra (Soap by Sandra Lee)
Was a great experience very helpful online staff! Easy set up!
We had a great experience with the NBCF. From the start they supported us as we supported them. Information was past on to us right away as well as some things to get us started on our fundraiser. We hope to do this every year. Keep up the good work, thank you!
This non profit is filled with passionate individuals that truly love what they do! I thank God for th opportunity to work with them. Our organization did a fundraiser for NBCF on October 4th. it felt so good knowing that we were donating the funds to an organization that truly impacts our community. Thank y'all!
I was trying to find a local nonprofit that provided breast cancer awareness for the community. The staff was very nice and thoughtful when it came to our fundraiser's progress. They even gave us a care package just for providing our support.
NBCF was very quick and responsive to my request to host an event. The touching story of a founder with a real-life experience was the reason that I wanted to do my best to help this organization.
We are so happy to be able to help finding a cure.
I will be Racing for a Cure again next October. At Yonkers raceway. Will try to get other racetracks involved.
The fundraiser that I set up with Westside Fitness was a 60 minute yoga class, focused on a yoga flow designed for breast cancer survivors. I am currently studying to become a yoga therapist and my area of focus is on using yoga for breast cancer recovery. Part of my certification is to teach several demonstrative therapeutic yoga classes, and Cathy (manager of Westside Fitness) was gracious enough to let me use her space to teach the two classes. Cathy and I both decided that entry into the class would be on a donation base only and all proceeds would benefit the fight against breast cancer.
We decided on National Breast Cancer Foundation because we believe in your mission, “to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.” As a yoga instructor my goal is to educate everyone on the benefits of yoga and how it can help them in their daily lives. Through my research and from class feedback, I am learning what yoga can do for breast cancer survivors.
I believe that both classes were a great success with about 15 students participating in each session and walking away with a new and positive experience. Having never hosted a fundraiser before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was blown away by the amount of money raised and the support received. I walk away from this experience feeling encouraged and inspired and grateful to be able to support such a worthy cause.
At Jamba Juice, we believe in Teaming Up to have an impact on our local communities and that we can make more of a difference together than any one of us can make alone. Our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation allows us to broaden our impact, as the funds we donate support research programs, early detection programs, and outreach and support to women and families affected by this disease. NBCF’s staff provided world-class support as we planned and executed our fundraising campaign, making it easy and fun to raise support and awareness for NBCF.