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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The guiding mission of The Breast Cancer Society, Inc. (The BCS) is to provide relief to those who suffer from the effects of breast cancer now, as well as to work cooperatively with and give support to other personnel, individuals and organizations that share in the goal of helping cancer patients, the critically ill, and the impoverished. This is done through such means as education, direct assistance, financial aid, and the providing of supplies and care-giving products, and referral services. Additionally, The BCS assist in the eradication of breast cancer through education and the support of breast cancer research.

Results: TBCS consistently increases its awareness efforts, as we believe that early detection can literally save a life. Recently, we have implemented a prominent online blog, targeting the challenges that research has identified that breast cancer patients are battling. We have also incorporated video testimonials of survivors, in effort to reach the newly diagnosed. In 2012, the organization launched three new vital programs. Our non-medical In-Home Care, the Hope Scholarship Fund and the Empower Scholarship Fund. Each program is answering problematic issues surrounding a breast cancer diagnosis.

Target demographics: Women and Men battling breast cancer

Geographic areas served: National and International Organization

Programs: • To work closely with breast cancer patients and their families on a case-by-case basis in an effort to identify critical needs and to give meaningful support through such methods as financial aid, education, material supplies and commodities, and any other means deemed suitable to aid in alleviating the special needs brought on by breast cancer. • Services are provided to recipients nation-wide, based on need, demand, and qualification. • To procure products and commodities (gifts-in-kind) for distribution in accordance to the organization’s mission. • To educate the public and cancer patients about breast cancer and various issues surrounding it and to fund special grants for research projects whose primary aim is to improve the prevention , detection, treatment of, or recovery from breast cancer. • To inform the general public about the existence of The Breast Cancer Society (TBCS) and the services which the organization provides. • To participate in efforts both domestically and internationally to alleviate human suffering through such means the procurement and distribution of donated commodities - primarily to breast cancer victims, and in some cases other critically ill individuals in the case of surplus supplies and urgent need.

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Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Staff at the Breast Cancer Society Inc. are so amazing! The organization really is passionate about the quality of life breast cancer patients and survivors have. They provide quality items in the warehouse for women to go shopping every month "free". Items provided range from personal hygiene to clothing and furniture, as well as prosthetic breasts and wigs. These are items that these women (including myself) could never afford since many of us are focused on medical insurance issues. They provide services as well such as home health care for patients going through treatments. The Breast Cancer Society Inc. cannot take away the breast cancer but they put smiles on so many women's faces and give them encouragement and hope for not just a better today but an awesome tomorrow! I will be forever grateful to them for all they have done to make my journey lighter in the load I carried and I am happy to call them my friends.

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info312 Hi Holly, I am so glad you are doing well in Indiana. We agree...we need warehouses in every state! We are actively fundraising for Arkansas and Texas right now. We need to talk about a great location in your area (as we have before). Love you Holly...stay strong!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Scam - do not donated to the lowlife POS's.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/us/scam-charity-investigation/index.html

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The is no charity, it's a family of lowlife scumbags that prey on the good nature of others.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2529738-155/ftc-family-with-utah-ties-raised

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

While living in South Florida I received a call from this company asking for a pledge. Because a dear friend had just been diagnosed with breast cancer I felt it was a way to honor her. The fund raiser kept insisting I give them my charge card information but I was just as adamant that I would not. Thank goodness! When I received the pledge information I decided to check them out and found such a small amount of funds raised by them is actually used to benefit cancer patients I decided not to send any money, but did return the pledge form with a notation that I'd changed my mind and gave the reason why. This caused a barrage of phone calls but I just refused to answer the phone. Now that I live in a different state they've started calling my new number.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This outfit is one of several "charities" run by a particular family. Their only charitable work I could find was donations of expired over the counter medicines to several homeless agencies, for which the donor receives a tax write-off. Nearly all the oney they raise goes to salaries of family members and telemarketing. Donate to a local, trusted charity. Don't waste your hard earned dollars with these people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Before you donate look closer at this unethical group of Charities. They were rated in the 50 worst charities. They basically steal donated funds and lie to the public. Google reviews, read news articles and watch Anderson Coopers 50 worst charity segment. They are one of three family charities that claim to the public that they give more donations to their "cause" yet they really give only pennies on the dollar. The bulk goes to salaries for Executives and their employed family members.

Do your homework. You will see that there's more deserving places to donate your money to.

5 curiousgeorge1940

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Wow ! Constant phone calls & mailings. Can't seem to shake them, even after asking that I be taken off their list. Went to 3 different charity rating sites & they show that only about 10% of donations go where it's supposed to : NOT the 15% claimed by BSC. Even at the higher figure, I would not waste anything to support this kind of organization.

12 John142

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I've received three telemarketing calls from a professional fundraiser for this charity. Each time the caller has been very honest about the 15% of my money that would actually go to the charity and 85% for their fee. Each time I asked to be taken off their list, and they have not done it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization is a scam. I've read the few good reviews on this site and yes, I'm sure they help a few people or they wouldn't have hung on to their non-profit status these short four years they've been running. However, in four years they've had numerous investigative reports and blogs calling them out for the unethical and near criminal misuse of funds and are currently under investigation by several Attorney Generals.

Yes, go get the little this organization gives out if you qualify BUT I wouldn't donate a penny to these people. There are ethical, well run and more deserving organizations that REALLY help those in need. The Breast Cancer Society is not one of them. This organization is corrupt and all the higher paid staff and much of the Board of Directors are family relatives. They want the public to focus on the few they help not the millions they squander!

Be wise! They don't have investigative reporters exposing their greed over and over because they are a good charity. Watch this report from Anderson Cooper 360

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/13/beware-of-these-cancer-charity-rip-offs/

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info312 10/15/2013

As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

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info312 10/15/2013

As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

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info312 10/15/2013

As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

5 Amber38

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Scam artist!!! The entire family are scammers. Just another perfect example of the rich making themselves richer, regardless of who suffers for it in the end.

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info312 10/15/2013

As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

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info312 10/15/2013

As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

How can you scam so many people ?? My Mom has brain cancer I watched CNN and I can't believe that you can even look at yourself in the mirror! CEO made 261.609.00 last year and between you ,Cancer Fund Of America also Children Cancer Fund Of America. Total 26 million last year and only 2% go's to Charity!!!!! WOW YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!

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info312 10/15/2013

Our prayers are with your mother at this time. Regardless of the slanderous misinformation that has been said in the media, The Breast Cancer Society is concerned with all who suffer from this horrible disease. As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.

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info312 10/15/2013

Your mother is in our prayers at this time. Regardless of the slanderous misinformation in the media, The Breast Cancer Society is concerned for all who suffer from this horrible disease. As an organization, we are aware of the misinformation that is currently published about TBCS and are concerned. We are making great efforts to get the right information to the public, sharing the good that we are accomplishing. Our concern is not for our organization alone. We are concerned for the health of all charities striving to make a difference for those they serve. We understand how damaging these types of slanderous articles can be to a non-profit and ultimately to the people who stand in need of services. We hope you will take the time to review this page, that has accurate financial information,reviewed by independent CPA's and auditors as well as filed with the IRS.