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  

Busted Foundation makes a difference in women's lives. Just read the stories of the women who have received help from the money raised by the Bowling for Boobies events! I give every year because getting breast cancer is one of the most devastating events of a woman's life. I know. My mother had breast cancer twice. I experienced second-hand her turmoil. And I have had friends since then who have suffered from this terrible disease, including Edith who founded this organization. Having been disabled myself, I know that having money to pay for both medical and personal expenses makes all the difference in the world to recovery. So, I will keep giving and I look forward to the ever-increasing impact my gifts have for those in need. And who knows? Maybe someday I will need it myself.

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2012

 
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I spent many years doing biomedical research in laboratories. I am all in favor of tax dollars and charitable donations going to further our understanding of the science of cancer.

However, for me personally there's a better and more effective way of stamping out cancer and its horrible erosion of our loved ones' lives: direct action. In this case, direct action against the breast cancer that attacked my mom, my former boss, and my boss' boss — direct action in the form of helping women with a breast cancer diagnosis be strong, be brave, and not be distracted by financial considerations.

You could put that $5 in a jar at the convenience store, or you could give twice that, or five times that, or whatever you can afford, to directly help someone who will be hand-selected by the Busted Foundation board as someone whose life will be changed by your donation pooled with those of others. If you think long and hard about it, it's really the best "bang for your buck" in fighting breast cancer.

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2013

 
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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

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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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I have participated in Bowling for Boobies for four years with a competing team. I was awestruck and humbled with the first experience, which is why I keep returning. Making a difference in women's lives right here in Los Angeles is an unmatched experience. Knowing that this isn't a giant organization where money mostly goes to administrative costs makes it even better. I always leave every year feeling like I did something meaningful for women. It's the gift of dignity in a very horrible time. It's love. And that is why I will keep going back. One day, that woman might be me.

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2012

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

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2004 a very special and dear soul, now no longer with us began this fun and "pay it forward" charity - bowling event called "Bowling for Boobies". Busted Foundation serves two purposes for me . . . one is the continuation of helping those in financial hardship relating to the insanity of our messed up healthcare system. No one should be driven into bankruptcy simply from suffering with breast cancer. Secondly, the Bowling event gives me the feeling as if we are together again having fun and volunteering for the cause. *One final note - a huge congratulations to Stefanie LaHart who stepped up to the role of Busted Foundation, CEO - Stefanie has brought the organization to a new level. Many good karma's to Stefanie!

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2012

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

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1 person found this review helpful

The Busted Foundation is one of the BEST Non-profits around. They truly mean to do good which is why Pristine Beauty participates each year in Bowling For Boobies! As the owner I am so proud to be a small part of the great good they are doing!!!!

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

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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.

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2012

 
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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.

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One time

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2009-10-01

 
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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.

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One time

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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!

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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

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

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2010-1-01

 
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Thank you so much for your support!