BUSTED FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   61 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Location: 7510 W Sunset Blvd Ste 248 Los Angeles CA 90046 USA

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
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2004, a dear friend of mine found herself bankrupted by her ongoing treatment for breast cancer. Busted Foundation's signature event, Bowling for Boobies, was created to specifically benefit one woman who found herself overwhelmed by ordinary living expenses in the face of a medically devastating event. Eight years later, Busted Foundation now helps multiple women every year with cash grants to meet living expenses while undergoing treatment. This lifeline is extended to women in need by a completely volunteer staff and board of directors. The organization has no paid staff and can give 100% of its proceeds to support women in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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This is a truly grassroots organization. I organized the very first Bowling for Boobies event in 2004 to benefit my friend Edith- who was suffering financial hardship in addition to fighting a particularly aggressive breast cancer. After going into remission, Edith took over the fundraiser and co-founded the Busted Foundation to help women who find themselves and their loved ones in financial dire straits during cancer treatment and recovery. Busted Foundation is entirely volunteer-run and has been able to help eight women this year. Sadly, Edith lost her battle with cancer this year and was not able to to see Busted Foundation make its first round of grants. I continue to support this group as a donor and volunteer because of a heartfelt committment to making the lives of cancer sufferes a little easier.

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

the faces of eight families this year and in the faces of 5 other women previously. There is no other organization that offers help for simple living expenses like groceries, rent or a ride to the store for breast cancer sufferers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Such a worthy cause since all the donations go directly to women living with Breast Cancer. Found out this non-profit is all volunteers and donations based so 100% of the money goes to the recipients of the cancer patients.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

The organizers of this non-profit truly put their blood, sweat and tears into this. It truly shows how genuinely passionate they are about helping women with breast cancer. Its never forgotten why everyone is working so hard to raise each and every dollar.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing real women helping other women

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuine

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, one woman at a time.

Ways to make it better...

More people donated

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the bad economy is making it hard for truly compassionate people to donate, thus effecting the amount of help the women with breast cancer can receive.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I will continue to help with organization because its a very worthy well managed non-profit.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I bid on and won a pink guitar signed by famous female guitarists! This was a charity auction to help fund Busted Foundation's work, financial assistance for those with breast cancer. Everything was very professional, and I was very pleased with the guitar. I will be happy to support these folks again and again.

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

the one transaction.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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1 person found this review helpful

A fun and professional group to work with! Bowing for Boobies is an asset to the fight against breast cancer.

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

Valuable connections with everyone who participates. ;}

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I find it totally amazing all the people who took time out of their busy lives to help with such a worthy cause. I only wish that i could do more financially to help.There is a huge need for charities like this because as a cancer survivor myself the hardest thing to do is take care of expense that accumilate during an illness such as canver, Insurance does not cover family expense when you cant work. I wish i could have attended the bowling tournement but i could not however seeing the pix of the event shows me that people generally have compassion for others no matter what the times are. so thank you for all who took part in this on behalf of people battling this disease. Bless you all and thanks

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

It gave me great pleasure to be able to donate what i could for this organization. i plan on making this one of my regular donation as often as i can.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Sponsored a team for the event and have supported this charity for several years. They are helping to pay the expenses of women with Breast Cancer who don't have insurance or policies that don't cover all the expenses. Amazing work being done and so much of the money raised is being put to the use it is raised for!

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

meeting several women they have assisted to much delight!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Bowling for Boobies is a great way to help out women suffering from breast cancer with the financial burden that is often forgotten. It was a fun evening with my friends bowling and making memories. And all my amazing friends who could not bowl with us donated to this great cause - it felt so great to help & have fun!

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

By passing on the grant application to my friends and family to gelp out women in need

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I donated money to this worth-while group. They raise funds for breast cancer. As someone experienced with non-profit groups, I whole-heartedly endorse this group and strongly recommend that anyone considering them for monies go ahead and donate! The money is used appropriately. I support their efforts without reservation, question, hesitation, or pause.

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

I have had the honor of watching their events and knowing the people they help. They serve anyone in need without hesitation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I'm most enjoyed seeing people who were helped by them and knowing that I played a small part in their happiness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The people involved with this group are terrific! Fun-loving, down-to-earth, pleasant ... truly wonderful human beings!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this group had $10 million .... they could help so many more people affected by breast cancer. I truly wish I could snap my fingers and give them $10 million ... or MORE! =;-) They deserve it, and the money would be put to good use.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Bowling for Boobies helped me connect with other women who had experienced breast cancer in their lives or a relative or friend's life, like me. And it was a lot of fun. I believe a charity that raises money for women on the local level does a lot of good and believe heartily in this organization.

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

As one of the top fundraisers I won a trip to Las Vegas!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

This is a VERY well managed, well organized, and fun way of raising money for a very worthy cause. I'm proud to have been a part of their efforts. David A. Wolin

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

seeing them raise over $100,000.00 for women who's finances have been devastated by their battle with breast cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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