National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Rating: 4.84 stars 178 178 reviews 6,671
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 937,000 patient services since 2001 through their network of hospitals. With rising healthcare costs, many uninsured or underinsured women cannot afford the cost of screening and 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 screening and diagnostics program 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.
Underserved and uninsured women
Geographic areas served:
Throughout the United States
Screening and Diagnostics/Patient Navigation Services: Through its screening and diagnostics program, NBCF partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. In addition, this program requires that medical facilities within its network have the capacity to continue treatment after an abnormal finding or diagnosis of breast cancer. The program’s network includes 84 medical facilities in all 50 states. While NBCF provides free breast care services through its screening and diagnostic program, sometimes those in need are unaware that the program exists. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF is able to promote early detection procedures to those that need it most. NBCF’s Patient Navigator Program is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation about a disease and its prevention. By helping underserved women to navigate the healthcare system, navigators help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment and provide the vision that gives women hope. Early Detection/Awareness Education: NBCF’s Early Detection Plan is an interactive tool and iPhone and Android app that promotes breast health education by creating a plan to help detect the disease in its early stages. It enables women to be proactive about their health by reminding them to schedule appropriate doctor appointments. Beyond the Shock® is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website and mobile app. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions in a safe and supportive online community, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. The Breast Health Education Program 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 as they apply comprehensive team science to improve treatment and clinical outcomes for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). This dual focus stems from recent studies that point to remarkable similarities in the underlying molecular events that cause these two rare, aggressive cancers.
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Our student-run company sold pink wristbands at all of our branches across campus to raise some money for NBCF. We enjoyed the experience and would do it again.
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I appreciated the support I received along the way in the form of personal communication from a representative and paper materials to give out to participants.
I applaud the NBCF for all you do. Thank you for allowing us to participate in a worthy cause.
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We worked with NBCF in October 2015, they were fantastic to deal with, the staff were a pleasure to work alongside. Their no red tape policy is great!! We will be promoting NBCF again in 2016!
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I have been work ing with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for many years as one of three charities that our William Paterson University Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk supports. The staff has always been extremely helpful, providing educational resources, assistance with online giving and sending us a few give-a-ways for our walk. The foundation does great work to assist women who are living with breast cancer.
Our university's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk supports various charities. We have been working with NBCF for many years. The organization holds a 4-star rating and serves to educate as well as provide free mammograms to under-served populations. The staff is wonderful to work with and eager to supply us with educational materials and give-a-ways for our students. It's a win-win relationship.
We loved hosting this event! The turn out was so amazing! We were really excited to put this on. We had a lot of amazing people take part in hosting this and providing services. This event was really positive and we are happy to have held it! We are looking forward to next years!
Staff was so helpful in coordinate the fundraiser on our website. Thank you!
They make fundraising easy and are very very accessible and willing to help.
We've worked with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for three years now and each year our fundraising has been more successful than the last. The NBCF is always quick to respond to questions, ready to help, and really ensures that you're ready to kick off your fundraiser when the time comes. Each year we've received updated marketing packets with logos and social media graphics, along with web tools that help enhance our fundraising efforts. They are not a non profit that leaves you to your own devices - you can feel that your fundraising efforts are just as important to them as they are to you. We are happy to work with them each year!
It was very easy to work with The National Breast Cancer Foundation to set up a fundraising campaign. They were prompt in responses to questions and even provided digital and tangible marketing material we could hand out to promote the fundraiser.
This is our second year working with the NBCF and we plan to continue working with them in the future.
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