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Causes: Cancer, Health, Public Health

Mission: The mission of Breast Wishes Fund is to "Give US Choices" for cancer treatment and prevention education. Breast Wishes offers a wide toolbox of wholistic choices to work with cancer and the prevention of disease that focus on a high quality of life.

Results: Cancer Camp gave hope and choices to recently diagnosed clients and their partners. Significant radio interviews offer information about feeling great now by caring for your immune system, using body care products without carcinogens and events locally.

Target demographics: Give US Choices for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Education

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3000 people

Geographic areas served: New Mexico and internationally.

Programs: Breast Wishes Fund provides: • “Compasssionate Mirror Counseling”-In person, phone and email cancer diagnosis support • AIM @ Wellness (A@W) prevention program for students and adults • Cancer Camp for those working with active cancer • Uninsured Treatment Fund for uninsured cancer choices • Website with choices for cancer therapies beyond standard of care • Directory of health care professionals including international Advisory Board • Newsletter with cutting edge therapy news, blog and original short films • Ethical partnerships

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jane_W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an fantastic organization - Lexie has a passion for sharing information, for educating, and has assembled an amazing advisory panel as a resource for anyone working with cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful to be connected with this amazing organization. I love their focus on the positive wellness information that we can all work on which keeps us healthy in body, mind and spirit. I'm enjoying helping out with the volunteers - anyone who has a few (or more!) hours each month free, do consider being a part of what they do!

1 MaryEllen C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Breast Wishes and Lexie Shabel about 3 years ago. This woman has passion and love for people dealing with cancer. And only someone who has gone through this challenge can truly talk about it. Lexie is a forward thinker, taking her experience and growing from it. We at Herbs, Etc. support her in her journey. She makes something happen out of very little, and does it with complete focus and love.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There really isn't another non-profit breast cancer outreach like Breast Wishes. As a member of a family with a long history of breast cancer and having lost my aunt at 42, this cause is close to my heart. I am a father of a young teenage daughter, and am grateful for the education and information that Breast Wishes provides.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I write as the mother of a daughter who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of thirty-eight. I couldn't wait to get my daughter hooked up to chemo. Now that I understand the mutually beneficial relationship that pharmaceuticals have with the AMA, I live with regret that my daughter ever endured chemo. The cancer returned after one year and she has been managing her cancer with vaccines, etc. for the last nine years. I want others to benefit from the knowledge that cancer can be beaten, but not by chemo and radiation. Boosting the immune system and thereby annihilating the cancer is the way of the future.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Breast Wishes is the Go To for breast cancer awareness, information, prevention, and community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Breast Wishes has quite honestly changed the way we look at breast cancer, its prevention, and its treatment. It has been the forerunner in shifting the paradigm that dominates the big business of breast cancer by empowering the patient to chose progressive and wholistic options in their approach to disease-- and to do so with dignity and the power of knowledge. BWF's community outreach provides much needed education and support to the cancer community, and Lexie Shabel is a pioneer, an inspiration, a wealth of knowledge, and one of the most caring and brave people I've had the privilege to know.

1 Marlo M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best site I've come across for objective information on general health and wellness, prevention, and of course cancer. It can be very overwhelming to find information on line that isn't persuasive and informational. I highly recommend Breast Wishes Fund once a week! Find something new, and apply it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Breast Wishes provides amazing information and support for women and families dealing with cancer. They go out of their way to help get women useful information that might not be easily available. Their experience and research is a great recourse for people facing the myriad challenges of cancer treatment.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been in the cheering section for Breast Wishes Fund .... I'll call them Breast Wishes FUN! for many years. Their help to anyone with the interest to empower women to understand healthy ways to get healthier while in the cancer dance or before or after... is truly remarkable. Where can you get so much great information for FREE! Rock on BWFun!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Breast Wishes Fund is the first organization that I found in my search for alternatives to traditional allopathic treatment. I was even the first recipient of a scholarship that unable me to travel for an immune therapy that I could not have received in the US and would not have been able to afford on my own.
Breast Wishes offers so much information about prevention, general health, alternative treatment, nutrition and just a place to vent. A cancer journey can be scary, especially if you choose to walk outside of convention.
All of the information I have received from Lexie at BWF was delivered with care, I felt supported and validated in my choices rather than feeling isolated and alone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in need of changing my eating habits and I asked for a recommendation from Margo Covington, a lymph decongestion specialist in Santa Fe. Margo gave me Lexie's Breast Fund Wishes card and I contacted her about meeting to talk about better food choices. In a 1:1 meeting that lasted several hours, I learned about needing to eat more of a Kapha-pacifying diet. Lexie highlighted several foods to have on hand and to use. There are bean misos, other than soy miso, are available at the Co-op. Soy promotes estrogen and that is not good for some like me who has had estrogen positive breast cancer. I learned that eggs cause inflammation. I also learned about seasonal spices to use in my cooking to keep inflammation down. The Albuquerque Ayurvedic Banyon Herbs website outlines food choices for Kapha-pacifying. Lexie reminded me of the importance of Probiotics and I found As a cancer survivor, I am being trying to get back to a plant based diet. I have to re-learn how to cook better for myself to reduce my chances of reoccurrence. Lexie told me about a Gaia herb product called Tumeric Supreme to reduce inflammation. I have a ways to go to relearn and practice which foods are better for my constitution, Kapha. I will continue to look at ways to cleanse such as through fasting, not eating after 7 at night, reducing my weight and doing internal cleansing with enemas to draw toxins out. Lexie has helped me get on a path to making better choices. She asked me where I see myself in 3 years. I am trying to take time and take a focused look at that. What I am aware of is that I need to change a number of things in my present life beyond just what I eat.
It is amazing to know that a 'vaccine' can now be made from the protein of the cancer and given back to that person to fight the cancer in their own body. This new development offers great hope to people fighting cancer. I forgot to mention that Lexie invited me for lunch and involved me in preparing the lunch. I urge Lexie, who has a background in cooking for large groups of people, to perhaps set up a workshop or set of workshops through Sara Noss, the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market, to teach about food preparation for surviving cancer.

4 Lexie S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Breast Wishes Fund offers Choices for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Education. They have been doing this since 2010, serving the public by donation to offer one on one counseling diagnosis support and the AIM @ Wellness Prevention program for students and adults. They have worked tirelessly to create a website that is a clearinghouse for these choices to utilize in addition to or instead of standard of care. Breast Wishes is part of the movement to leave the pink ribbon behind, offering the arrow to take aim at your wellness.