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  

The Busted Foundation is a fantastic local non-profit, in fact maybe one of the best ones out there! I volunteered my time to help manage their online presence through social media and didn't mind lending plenty of work time to them at all. What they do and stand for is truly life-changing and makes a huge impact on these women who are suffering from breast cancer. Not only is it a great idea, but makes perfect sense to help promote such a cause to help out anyone who's battling this disease and can't even afford to get better. After seeing the results and support for Bowling for Boobies and breast cancer awareness month, the outreach and efforts done was eye-opening to see and I felt proud to be involved in just a little part of a great organization.

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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You have been incredibly helpful to Busted Foundation! Your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!

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2012 marks the, let's see, 4th year that I've worked for BFB as a fundraiser, bowler, and donator of goods/services. It's always a joy to be a part of their annual bowling event. The staff and volunteers are uniformly upbeat, generous with both their time and knowledge, and committed. It's a wonderful group to be a part of...a real party, celebrating and supporting local women. With 100% of profits actually going directly to cancer patients, you can feel at ease asking friends and coworkers to contribute (even in tough economic times). I love these guys and will do whatever they ask of me until they kick me out!

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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Thank you for your continued participation and support with Bowling For Boobies!

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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3 people found this review helpful

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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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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Thank you so much for your support!

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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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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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Thank you so much for your support!

Rating: 5 stars  

I live donating to this charity knowing money directly helps women's fighting cancer. It's nice to know this mk eh makes a direct impact and is not held up in red tape like a lot of other charities

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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1 person found this review helpful

I work with the Busted foundation. This is a great organization because it is different than any other. I know we need cancer research money and educational money, but mean while the patients fighting this cancer are going broke. To be able to raise money for a foundation that directly gives money to qualifying patients to help with the burden of medical bills is very gratfying. The receipants are so thankful and gratious it is heartwarming

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

raising money

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

RAISE MORE MONEY THAN WE ALREADY HAVE, GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED

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

the people I have met

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

fantastic and fun

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

change alot of lives

Ways to make it better...

we raise more money at bowling for boobies

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

achieving more growth and getting the word out to more individuals

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

I will work with this foundation anytime and look forward to meeting this years receipants

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I work for several non-profit organizations on a daily basis and I have rarely seen so much love, passion and hard work put into events as the Busted Foundation. Understanding that this money is actually going to help pay for women's astronomical bills -- and hearing their stories about how Busted has saved them from serious financial debt, is inspiring to me every year. I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

The people at the Busted Foundation were so grateful, encouraging and helpful when I promoted the event to my mailing list and my readers. Furthermore, my readers and clients who attended the event said it was one of the most enjoyable and enthusiastic evenings they had attended for charity in many years. I am always here to help Busted now any way, shape or form. They are the best at what they do.

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

the readers of my column and mailing list who attended the event, many of whom wrote in giving me incredible feedback and asking me to keep them posted on when it was happening again.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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