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Busted Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

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

Programs: Educate and assist women who are afflicted with breast cancer through individual grants. Individuals complete an application shich is reviewed by the board.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jodi8

Board Member

Rating: 5

Busted Foundation is a fantastic organization. It has been such a labor of love. The volunteers have devoted countless hours to take the organization to the next level. It is so rewarding to help ease the financial strain on those stricken with cancer. Watching close friends and family battle breast cancer has strengthened my belief in the need for Busted Foundation and determination to help it continue to grow. I am honored to be a board member. More importantly, this organization is run by the most amazing people. Stephanie and Gabriel have put their blood, sweat, and tears into this organization. They inspire me!

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

Chris100

Board Member

Rating: 5

Busted Foundation is a fantastic organization. It has been such a labor of love. The volunteers have devoted countless hours to take the organization to the next level. It is so rewarding to help ease the financial strain on those stricken with cancer. Watching a close friend battle breast cancer has strengthened my belief in the need for Busted Foundation and determination to help it continue to grow. I am honored to be a board member.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being on the Board of Directors, I get to see all the dedication and hard work that is required to keep the non-profit running. This volunteer organization receives enormous community support keeps everyone motivated to work even harder so we continue to help the women in our community. Breast cancer is such a devastating diagnosis for so many women and has effected so many people. We all gather together so we could to help your friend, your sister, your mother, your aunt, your daughter or yourself. Won't you join us?

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

You have been incredibly helpful to Busted Foundation! Your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!

Karen135

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Busted Foundation is a fantastic local non-profit, in fact maybe one of the best ones out there! I volunteered my time to help manage their online presence through social media and didn't mind lending plenty of work time to them at all. What they do and stand for is truly life-changing and makes a huge impact on these women who are suffering from breast cancer. Not only is it a great idea, but makes perfect sense to help promote such a cause to help out anyone who's battling this disease and can't even afford to get better. After seeing the results and support for Bowling for Boobies and breast cancer awareness month, the outreach and efforts done was eye-opening to see and I felt proud to be involved in just a little part of a great organization.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

You have been incredibly helpful to Busted Foundation! Your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to work with Busted Foundation on a professional and personal level for more than five years. It truly is the most dynamic and energetic organization of its kind, delivering on the promise to directly impact those most impacted by breast cancer. With its sense of contagious enthusiasm, every single person involved with Busted, from fundraisers to guests, feels a sense of belonging and contribution for a great cause.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

You have been incredibly helpful to Busted Foundation! Your work is appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!

1 Charlotte20

Donor

Rating: 5

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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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

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

1 annmari

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only am I a recipient of the Busted Foundation, I am very happy to say that I am a Stage 3 Grade 3 Breast Cancer Survivor of 3 years who is now very proud to be an avid volunteer for the Busted Foundation. I've suffered too many surgeries to count over the past 3 years and the team at the Busted Foundation was there to support me financially and emotionally all the way. I was terrified that I would not be able to pay my utility bills and buy food. I was in jeopardy of losing my apartment and vehicle. Having no family here with me, I became very scared that I would have no way to get to my chemo infusion appointments or surgeries. Most worrisome was that I wouldn't have an advocate to speak on my behalf or uphold my advanced directive should the unthinkable happen. The team at the Busted Foundation made sure I had a family to take care of me!!! I am so grateful to them and honored that I can be a volunteer now and be witness to the numerous women who continue to receive their assistance, love and support! If it wasn't for the non-profit Busted Foundation, I don't know where I'd be today... Today I am healthy, happy and stronger than ever using this strength to further promote the care and financial assistance the Busted Foundation provides in the form of grants to woman battling breast cancer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know how I would have survived financially without the help of this organization after going through a radical double mastectomy. Although, I'm still going through treatment and things are tough emotionally, I don't have to worry about my utilities being turned off because I had to pay for my medicine. Nor do I have to choose whether to eat or pay my gas bill. Yes... It really does get that bad for many women who suffer from breast cancer. Please donate to the Busted Foundation.

1 Kayre M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

2012 marks the, let's see, 4th year that I've worked for BFB as a fundraiser, bowler, and donator of goods/services. It's always a joy to be a part of their annual bowling event. The staff and volunteers are uniformly upbeat, generous with both their time and knowledge, and committed. It's a wonderful group to be a part of...a real party, celebrating and supporting local women. With 100% of profits actually going directly to cancer patients, you can feel at ease asking friends and coworkers to contribute (even in tough economic times). I love these guys and will do whatever they ask of me until they kick me out!

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

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

1 jasonsechrest

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for several non-profit organizations on a daily basis and I have rarely seen so much love, passion and hard work put into events as the Busted Foundation. Understanding that this money is actually going to help pay for women's astronomical bills -- and hearing their stories about how Busted has saved them from serious financial debt, is inspiring to me every year. I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at the Busted Foundation were so grateful, encouraging and helpful when I promoted the event to my mailing list and my readers. Furthermore, my readers and clients who attended the event said it was one of the most enjoyable and enthusiastic evenings they had attended for charity in many years. I am always here to help Busted now any way, shape or form. They are the best at what they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Knowing that all donations go directly to women suffering with breast cancer makes this organiztion number 1 in my book. Most other cancer fundations raise money for research. People battling this disease need financial help and that is what this organization does.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

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

Terri

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2004, a dear friend of mine found herself bankrupted by her ongoing treatment for breast cancer. Busted Foundation's signature event, Bowling for Boobies, was created to specifically benefit one woman who found herself overwhelmed by ordinary living expenses in the face of a medically devastating event. Eight years later, Busted Foundation now helps multiple women every year with cash grants to meet living expenses while undergoing treatment. This lifeline is extended to women in need by a completely volunteer staff and board of directors. The organization has no paid staff and can give 100% of its proceeds to support women in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a truly grassroots organization. I organized the very first Bowling for Boobies event in 2004 to benefit my friend Edith- who was suffering financial hardship in addition to fighting a particularly aggressive breast cancer. After going into remission, Edith took over the fundraiser and co-founded the Busted Foundation to help women who find themselves and their loved ones in financial dire straits during cancer treatment and recovery. Busted Foundation is entirely volunteer-run and has been able to help eight women this year. Sadly, Edith lost her battle with cancer this year and was not able to to see Busted Foundation make its first round of grants. I continue to support this group as a donor and volunteer because of a heartfelt committment to making the lives of cancer sufferes a little easier.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I bid on and won a pink guitar signed by famous female guitarists! This was a charity auction to help fund Busted Foundation's work, financial assistance for those with breast cancer. Everything was very professional, and I was very pleased with the guitar. I will be happy to support these folks again and again.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A fun and professional group to work with! Bowing for Boobies is an asset to the fight against breast cancer.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bowling for Boobies is a great way to help out women suffering from breast cancer with the financial burden that is often forgotten. It was a fun evening with my friends bowling and making memories. And all my amazing friends who could not bowl with us donated to this great cause - it felt so great to help & have fun!

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bowling for Boobies helped me connect with other women who had experienced breast cancer in their lives or a relative or friend's life, like me. And it was a lot of fun. I believe a charity that raises money for women on the local level does a lot of good and believe heartily in this organization.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a VERY well managed, well organized, and fun way of raising money for a very worthy cause. I'm proud to have been a part of their efforts. David A. Wolin

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!