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  

1 person found this review helpful

Both my sister, aunt and best friend are breast cancer survivors. Thank goodness they had the funds to get everything they needed. Busted Foundation helps those who don't and that's why I think they're doing a world of good. Plus, the t-shirts are adorable and sold themselves. I look forward to the next fun fundraising event!

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

meeting some of the women they help.

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

friendly and fabulous!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

This charity not only helps people with breast cancer, but it helps provide hope for people who are just getting diagnosed and for the supporters of those diagnosed. Anyone who has ever been without health insurance knows how hard it is to get treatment for the most mundane things...with breast cancer, imagine that emplified by thousands of dollars PLUS the reality that if you don't get care (and pay the bill) you die. There are plenty of programs in CA that help you get the mamogram to get diagnosed--but after? You have no insurance and you can't GET insurance. This charity ensures that you can pay your bills beyond the free mamogram. That you can get treatment, and with help from Busted Foundation--an actual future beyond the bill. I'm one of the lucky ones. I have insurance...but there have been plenty of times I was without, inbetween jobs or just on my own. I fully support this organization.

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

I personally knew someone in Los Angeles that benfited from a scholarship in the first year of the charity's 501 (3)c. It changed her life.

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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

Busted foundation is one of the most humane charitable organiztions in existance today. Every year (in multiple cities) the foundation hosts the "Bowling for Boobies" charity event in which ALL of the proceeds that are donated go to help women with breast cancer. Every incoming dollar goes back to those in need (no overhead taken) while the event sustains itself by the charitable submissions of gifts for auction, locations in which to hold the event, and sponsors who donate food, drink and time directly to the cause. The funds are then distributed DIRECTLY to those in need (namely women who are diagnosed with breast cancer who have no medical coverage and need help due to insurance companies refusing to accept them due to pre-existing conditions). I'm proud every year to support the busted foundation and would encourage all to give generously.

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

the funds reaching the loved ones and family members of my friends.

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

the event is tremendously fun and the benefits of the charity reach far beyond that of normal organizations in a way far more personal than most could ever dream of.

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

Risque, wonderful, thoughtful, heartfelt individuals whom I am blessed to call my friends.

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

Save individual lives and families tremendous heartache by alleviating the fiscal burden caused by such a malady

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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5 people found this review helpful

A friend of mine lost one of her friends to suicide because she could not financially or emotionally continue her treatment for breast cancer. My friend was participating with Bowling for Boobies, and I wanted to help her reach her target.

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One time

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2009-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

As a breast cancer myself, I profoundly understand the need for a non-profit such as this, which trusts women enough to give them funds directly with which to pay bills which accumulate unmercifully during cancer treatment. The main breast cancer foundation which gave us the famous Pink Everything, does not trust women enough to give them funds directly for their expenses. So far, I have never found another breast cancer foundation which fills this great need for women. I admire them beyond what words could ever say.

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

I have not personally experienced the results of this organization.

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One time

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Busted is a unique organization because it meets an immediate need for women who have breast cancer. We do not consider the financial strain that a woman (& her family) may experience during her course of treatment - whether it be due to her medical bills, or that she cannot work during her treatment and her family's budget may not be met. It is bad enough to be dealt the blow of the diagnosis, but adding the icing of financial debt, what stress!! I Love what BUSTED is doing for women with breast cancer who may be in financial need.

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

getting involved.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

There are plenty of foundations funding medical research. As a former medical researcher myself, I can attest to the power of these foundations. However, research is expensive and is best funded by governments. Grants of $250K per year are standard, and that is a lot of money going from a foundation to one person. My mother and both of my bosses (my direct report and her boss as well) are breast cancer survivors. With one in eight women affected by breast cancer sometime in their life, it's a safe bet that most of us have been touched in a more or less direct way by this disease. The Busted Foundation was started by friends of Edith Speed, who was stricken by breast cancer at a time when she had no financial resources to fight the disease. The physical fight against breast cancer consumes 100% of a person's energy. It's criminal what we do in our society that impedes a person's ability to heal emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. For example, my boss spent the time she wasn't undergoing chemo, fighting with her insurance company. With Edith's passing, the Busted Foundation has expanded its reach to include all cancer fighters or survivors who need additional financial support. By directing their efforts toward the fighter, they leverage what would be a small amount of money in the research realm into an impactful amount of money for the individual affected by cancer. Administrative costs are minimal. The Busted Foundation is focused on helping those fighting a diagnosis of cancer.

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

the impact it has on the lives of people fighting cancer.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I've had two breast cancer scares where my GYN has thought she felt a lump. I was one of the most lucky ones and it was just scar tissue. One day, that could change. Knowing this, breast cancer fundraisers are my passion and I support as many as I can. I must say this one caught my attention because it helps the individual at the hardest time of their life by keeping the wolves at bay. Medical expenses can wipe a family out and this group of caring people do everything they can to help.

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

seeing my friends gather together for this amazing charity and raise money to help other women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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1 person found this review helpful

This organization was started by one petite big-hearted firecracker. I love that she takes the proceeds and hands it over directly to the women to help them with their medical bills. She works very hard every day of the year to make this organization explode on their annual bowling for boobies fundraiser. Please donate any way that you can - everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way.

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

the annual fundraiser called bowling for boobies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The Busted Foundation is a wonderful grass-roots organization that raises money to directly help women struggling with breast cancer. It eases a lot of pressure while going through such a difficult time. The money raised goes directly to these women to pay for whatever they need help with, their medical bills, rent, food, child care, etc. I personally like to support a charity that gives help directly to those in need in our community. The Busted Foundation is full of heart and passion and cares deeply about their cause.

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

I have seen the growth in the size and exposure of their annual fund raising event, Bowling for Boobies. Sponsors are now seeking them out to help support this cause. Last years event more than doubled the funds raised from the previous year.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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