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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Health, Human Services

Mission: The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

Results: NBCF has provided over 937,000 patient services since 2001 through their network of hospitals. With rising healthcare costs, many uninsured or underinsured women cannot afford the cost of screening and 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 screening and diagnostics program 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.

Target demographics: Underserved and uninsured women

Geographic areas served: Throughout the United States

Programs: Screening and Diagnostics/Patient Navigation Services: Through its screening and diagnostics program, NBCF partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. In addition, this program requires that medical facilities within its network have the capacity to continue treatment after an abnormal finding or diagnosis of breast cancer. The program’s network includes 84 medical facilities in all 50 states. While NBCF provides free breast care services through its screening and diagnostic program, sometimes those in need are unaware that the program exists. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF is able to promote early detection procedures to those that need it most. NBCF’s Patient Navigator Program is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation about a disease and its prevention. By helping underserved women to navigate the healthcare system, navigators help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment and provide the vision that gives women hope. Early Detection/Awareness Education: NBCF’s Early Detection Plan is an interactive tool and iPhone and Android app that promotes breast health education by creating a plan to help detect the disease in its early stages. It enables women to be proactive about their health by reminding them to schedule appropriate doctor appointments. Beyond the Shock® is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website and mobile app. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions in a safe and supportive online community, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. The Breast Health Education Program 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 as they apply comprehensive team science to improve treatment and clinical outcomes for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). This dual focus stems from recent studies that point to remarkable similarities in the underlying molecular events that cause these two rare, aggressive cancers.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kyle37

Donor

Rating: 5

We're a CPG company with a mission to "grow to give" and came to National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in July hoping to have a program live in October (talk about a tight timeline!). We've been blown away by the support, dedication and passion shown by the entire NBCF team. They respond quickly, are well organized, have created custom content on demand and worked hard to thoughtfully grow our partnership. We're so proud of the greater program to raise support and awareness far beyond our monetary donation. They've set the bar in terms of national, non-profit partnership and we look forward to a long relationship working together to Help Women Now.

Donor

Rating: 5

It isn't difficult to find nonprofit organizations...it's as simple as searching on google and boom! 2500 results are yours. The difficult part is finding a transparent, reliable, productive and amazing nonprofit organization but lucky for me, NBCF and my company struck a relationship a few years ago and the magic continues to happen year after year. The staff is incredibly efficient, friendly and resourceful. Their outreach programs allow me and my team to feel confident that our assets are in good hands and we look forward to many more years together with NBCF. THANK YOU!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our first charity campaign dedicated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month was held in cooperation with National Breast Cancer Foundation. Its results inspired us to continue our charity initiatives and showed new ways of helping people. We’re thankful to NBCF for all important work they continuously do, for their support and motivation! We’ll be happy to continue our cooperation in 2016!
Magic Jigsaw Puzzles team

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Three years ago, I met one of my best friends. We did almost everything together, and we adapted each other's hobbies-- one of her hobbies was origami. She quickly taught me many of her favorite pieces, and origami became my passion as well as hers.

We later realized that our new passion could be used to help people-- many people asked if they could have something made specially for them. My friend and I went on (with several other friends) to raise money for the school library by selling origami.

We soon realized we wanted to do something even bigger-- not that a library was not an honest cause, but we wanted to do something that could help change a life. Inspired by a school spirit day to raise awareness for breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation became our donor's choice of charity.

Over the course of two fundraisers and less than a year, my friend and I made and sold origami at school. We raised over $1,000 for the NBCF, and all the while we were supported by the NBCF. Emails were sent back in forth in communication-- never pushy or urgent or demanding. They sent us ribbons, stickers, and informative pamphlets to help with sales, and consistently checked in with us to ask if there was something they could do to help. They even showcased one of our origami pictures on their Facebook page, which was more than what we could ask for.

Throughout our fundraising experience, the NBCF has done so much to help us and others. Thank you, NBCF, for everything that you do; it has been an honor to work with such a life-changing organization.

If I were to begin another fundraiser, this nonprofit organization would easily be my choice.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I applaud the NBCF for all you do. Thank you for allowing us to participate in a worthy cause.

Eric Jackson
www.alamuphoto.com

2

Donor

Rating: 5

We worked with NBCF in October 2015, they were fantastic to deal with, the staff were a pleasure to work alongside. Their no red tape policy is great!! We will be promoting NBCF again in 2016!

RPB Safety
www.rpbsafety.com

1

Donor

Rating: 5

They make fundraising easy and are very very accessible and willing to help.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

We've worked with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for three years now and each year our fundraising has been more successful than the last. The NBCF is always quick to respond to questions, ready to help, and really ensures that you're ready to kick off your fundraiser when the time comes. Each year we've received updated marketing packets with logos and social media graphics, along with web tools that help enhance our fundraising efforts. They are not a non profit that leaves you to your own devices - you can feel that your fundraising efforts are just as important to them as they are to you. We are happy to work with them each year!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have partnered with the NBCF every July for the last 4 years! They are always so helpful and accommodating. Really grateful they took a chance on helping our event flourish. We raise thousands every year and spread a lot of awareness for Breast Cancer and the wonderful discipline of Parkour. Thanks NBCF

Justin Sheaffer
Tranquil Movement

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the most professional, pleasant and personable organizations I have ever had the honor of doing business with.

Sandra (Soap by Sandra Lee)