National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.81 stars   134 reviews

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Location: 2600 Network Blvd STE 300 Frisco TX 75034 USA

Mission: The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Our mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.
Results: NBCF has provided over 340,000 patient services since 2005 through their network of hospitals. With rising healthcare costs, many uninsured or underinsured women cannot afford the cost of 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 NMP 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. Based on findings about how breast cancer initiation cells can resist drug treatment, researchers are now developing clinical trials to suppress breast cancer initiation cells. Researchers have found that gene therapy delivered directly to a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer cell caused the cell to self-destruct, lowered the chance of recurrence, and helped increase the effectiveness of some types of chemotherapy.
Target demographics: Underserved and uninsured women
Geographic areas served: Throughout the United States
Programs: National Mammography Program/Patient Services Through the National Mammography Program (NMP), NBCF partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. The NMP network includes 88 medical facilities in all 50 states. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF is able to promote early detection procedures to those that need it most. Patient navigation is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention. Early Detection/Awareness Education NBCF’s Early Detection Plan is an interactive tool available both online and as an iPhone App. The Early Detection Plan reminds women to schedule routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms. MyNBCF (www.MyNBCF.org) is an online support community that has been described by its members as “an avenue to share, vent, cry and laugh.” The community provides breast cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones a safe place to discuss breast cancer. Beyond the Shock® is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. The Breast Health Education Program is a new program launched in 2012 that 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, Cleveland Clinic, and Worldwide Innovative Networking for research efforts focused on targeted therapy for breast cancer initiating cells, therapeutic and preventative drugs for breast cancer, and the first clinical trial offering a choice of therapy guided by the biology to the majority of patients included in the study. Their goals are to identify and personalize cancer treatment to offer hope and healing to the countless women diagnosed each year.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I decided to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. because of my mother's diagnosis in December. I had already registered for a 112 mile bike century and decided to create a fund raiser for the event and dedicate my efforts and perseverance to the fundraiser. I managed to go over my goal and received plenty of support from the NBCF along the way. They kept in constant communication with me and made sure that all proceeds would be going towards mammograms and research.

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2013

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Adventist Health System in Portland, Oregon has been extremely fortunate to receive grant funding from the NBCF to provide low income, uninsured women with free Mammograms. Without this generous funding many women in our region would not have access to life-saving mammograms. Mammography screening saves lives by detecting breast cancer early, when it can be treated, but access remains a key issue. We are grateful to the NBCF for their support of our efforts to eliminate barriers to healthcare. We’re proud to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the fight against breast cancer!

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It would be wonderful if the National Breast Cancer Foundation received larger financial donations so that they could provide even more support of health providing agencies like Adventist Health System, thereby reaching an even larger patient population. This agency is one of the most successful at improving breast health care by removing financial barriers to care!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides funding for a Breast Health Navigation Program at our hospital. Patients in our rural community setting have realized the huge benefit of patient navigation, particularly for women undergoing diagnostic breast imaging and interventions. Many women have been assisted through our navigation program- those without the financial resources to obtain regular screenings, those lacking knowledge about the importance of breast cancer screening, those experiencing a variety of barriers that prevent them from getting needed screening and follow-up. Countless women have noted how comforting and reassuring it is to have one person to turn to during the breast imaging, and particularly biopsy, process- a time that evokes extreme anxiety and concern for the unknown in the majority of women going through it. In addition to the navigation program, we are also able to screen women who are uninsured or underinsured, regardless of their ability to pay. Without this funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we would not be able to provide this vital resource to our community.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has benefited so many women in our community! Thanks for the wonderful service you provide!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

NBCF has been a client of Gannett's for 5+ years. They do amazing work to empower women to participate in early detection programs and offer important guidance through their after the shock programs. But what really captured my heart was how they provide to the underserved and underinsured women with special programs linked to hospitals in every state across the US. We are proud to have NBCF as our client and friend.
Maureen Desmond, VP Integrated Advertising Sales, USA TODAY

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Rating: 4 stars  

My company is in its second year as a supporter of NBCF - this is a fabulous organization doing great work! From a business perspective they have been very easy to work with and a great fit for our organization.

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Quite well

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The outreach, advocacy and efforts define the exemplary efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation as much as does the personal touch of the people behind the organization, at the direction of founder Janelle Hail. We have not found a more responsive and accessible organization that addresses the concerns of not just women diagnosed with breast cancer, but the whole host of related constituencies as well. As a sponsor, we are entering our 5th year of partnership with the NBCF, whereby a portion of sales of our wine products from our late mother's namesake vineyard, Carol's Vineyard, help to provide mammograms for women who otherwise would be unable to afford them. We're confident every year that our mutual crusade to raise awareness for the importance of early detection ~ as well as the resources NBCF provides ~ help comfort and empower women and families everywhere, and we feel fufilled knowing our personal story ~ the loss of our mother due to complications from breast cancer ~ can channel positive outcomes and great impact through the NBCF.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was a fantastic charity. I was looking for an easy way to get donations to a good cause and it worked perfectly. When I found the site it was extremely easy to set up my own page event and get going.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In searching for the perfect charity to partner with my brand, I found the NBCF. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with such an amazing charity. The NBCF's mission and drive is something everyone should align themselves with. Their growing programs are inspiring as they seek out the needs of women affected and in turn evolve to meet those needs. Their teams passion and involvement is contagious- I couldn't have asked for a better experience and look forward to our growing relationship in the many years to come!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Bottom line is that NBCF save lives through early detection. They have a quality Nurse Navigation program and provide mammograms for people in need. Thyey have worked with our orgnaizaiton to increasing awareness through both nursing and patient education. This is an organization that you can believe in with all confidence!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2009

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