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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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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 medical facilities across the United 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: 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. Support Services: HOPE Kits are given to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. These kits are filled with thoughtful items that patients have told us are comforting and encouraging while undergoing treatment. NBCF hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats for women with Stage 4 breast cancer. Patients with metastatic breast cancer face a unique set of emotions and challenges. To help these women and their loved ones cope, NBCF hosts weekend retreats for a small group of patients and their caregivers, with the help of our partner hospital Johns Hopkins. Patients leave the retreat with renewed hope, increased knowledge, and the reminder that they are not alone.

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215 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

National Breast Cancer Foundation is a wonderful organization to work with. The staff is extremely friendly, and passionate about the work they do. They are fully committed to providing help, and being a resource to those affected by breast cancer. I have been very impressed with the organization overall.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind comment! We are blessed to have an amazing team who bring our mission to life every day.

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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.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for sharing about your experience, T.L.! We are so glad to hear that your fundraiser was a success and you felt supported at every step. We appreciate you!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Our student-run company sold pink wristbands at all of our branches across campus to raise some money for NBCF. We enjoyed the experience and would do it again.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciated the support I received along the way in the form of personal communication from a representative and paper materials to give out to participants.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience with support at every step.

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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

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Eric! We appreciate your support!

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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

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Kurt! We are so glad to hear you've had a fantastic experience with our team. Our partners play a huge role in bringing our mission to life. Thank you for everything you do!

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Rating: 5

I have been work ing with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for many years as one of three charities that our William Paterson University Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk supports. The staff has always been extremely helpful, providing educational resources, assistance with online giving and sending us a few give-a-ways for our walk. The foundation does great work to assist women who are living with breast cancer.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review and support! We are blessed to have an outstanding team who brings our mission to life every day.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our university's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk supports various charities. We have been working with NBCF for many years. The organization holds a 4-star rating and serves to educate as well as provide free mammograms to under-served populations. The staff is wonderful to work with and eager to supply us with educational materials and give-a-ways for our students. It's a win-win relationship.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We loved hosting this event! The turn out was so amazing! We were really excited to put this on. We had a lot of amazing people take part in hosting this and providing services. This event was really positive and we are happy to have held it! We are looking forward to next years!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review and kind comment! We are so glad to hear that your event went well. We appreciate your support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff was so helpful in coordinate the fundraiser on our website. Thank you!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review and support! We are glad to hear our team was helpful in coordinating your fundraiser.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review! We are glad to hear you had a good experience with our fundraising team!

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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!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind comment, Easy Entertaining! We are so glad to hear about your enjoyable experience with our fundraising team. Our fundraisers play a huge role in bringing our mission to life. We appreciate you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was very easy to work with The National Breast Cancer Foundation to set up a fundraising campaign. They were prompt in responses to questions and even provided digital and tangible marketing material we could hand out to promote the fundraiser.
This is our second year working with the NBCF and we plan to continue working with them in the future.
Mahalo,
Condominium Rentals Hawaii

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind comment, Condominium Rentals Hawaii! We are so glad to hear about your enjoyable experience with our fundraising team. Our fundraisers play a huge role in bringing our mission to life. We appreciate you!

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

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Justin! We are so glad to hear about your enjoyable experience with our fundraising team. Our fundraisers play a huge role in bringing our mission to life. We appreciate you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so thankful for this opportunity i got to raise money for breast cancer and help other woman out.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your five-star review and support! We appreciate you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad that I was able to host a fundraiser to support NBCF. They provided information, logos, and support throughout the experience. I'll be hosting another fundraiser soon!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/17/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We are so glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience with our fundraising team. We appreciate you!

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)

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Sandra! We appreciate your kind words and support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Was a great experience very helpful online staff! Easy set up!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you had a great experience with our team!

Donor

Rating: 5

We had a great experience with the NBCF. From the start they supported us as we supported them. Information was past on to us right away as well as some things to get us started on our fundraiser. We hope to do this every year. Keep up the good work, thank you!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for the kind review! We're glad to hear you had a great experience with our team. We appreciate you!

Erica58

Donor

Rating: 5

This non profit is filled with passionate individuals that truly love what they do! I thank God for th opportunity to work with them. Our organization did a fundraiser for NBCF on October 4th. it felt so good knowing that we were donating the funds to an organization that truly impacts our community. Thank y'all!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for the kind review, Erica! We are blessed to have an amazing team who brings our mission to life every day. Our fundraisers, like you, are a huge part of that, too! We appreciate YOU!

Emily128

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I was trying to find a local nonprofit that provided breast cancer awareness for the community. The staff was very nice and thoughtful when it came to our fundraiser's progress. They even gave us a care package just for providing our support.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Emily! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience with our Fundraising team. We appreciate your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

NBCF was very quick and responsive to my request to host an event. The touching story of a founder with a real-life experience was the reason that I wanted to do my best to help this organization.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We are so glad to hear Janelle's story moved you to support our mission. She is an inspiration! Thanks again for your support!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are so happy to be able to help finding a cure.
I will be Racing for a Cure again next October. At Yonkers raceway. Will try to get other racetracks involved.
Monica

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Monica! We appreciate your support!

Donor

Rating: 5

The fundraiser that I set up with Westside Fitness was a 60 minute yoga class, focused on a yoga flow designed for breast cancer survivors. I am currently studying to become a yoga therapist and my area of focus is on using yoga for breast cancer recovery. Part of my certification is to teach several demonstrative therapeutic yoga classes, and Cathy (manager of Westside Fitness) was gracious enough to let me use her space to teach the two classes. Cathy and I both decided that entry into the class would be on a donation base only and all proceeds would benefit the fight against breast cancer.
We decided on National Breast Cancer Foundation because we believe in your mission, “to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.” As a yoga instructor my goal is to educate everyone on the benefits of yoga and how it can help them in their daily lives. Through my research and from class feedback, I am learning what yoga can do for breast cancer survivors.

I believe that both classes were a great success with about 15 students participating in each session and walking away with a new and positive experience. Having never hosted a fundraiser before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was blown away by the amount of money raised and the support received. I walk away from this experience feeling encouraged and inspired and grateful to be able to support such a worthy cause.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review! We appreciate you sharing about your positive experience. Fundraisers like you help bring our mission to life!

Rachael15

Donor

Rating: 5

At Jamba Juice, we believe in Teaming Up to have an impact on our local communities and that we can make more of a difference together than any one of us can make alone. Our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation allows us to broaden our impact, as the funds we donate support research programs, early detection programs, and outreach and support to women and families affected by this disease. NBCF’s staff provided world-class support as we planned and executed our fundraising campaign, making it easy and fun to raise support and awareness for NBCF.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Rachael! It's been a pleasure to work with your team at Jamba Juice! Partners like you play a huge role in bringing our mission to life. Thanks for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The NBCF is an amazing group of people. United Hospital Center in Bridgeport WV has been honored to work with this fine organization since 2012. Though a generous grant we have been able to have a navigation program and help a large amount of uninsured and under insured breast patients. I cannot thank them enough for their support and without the NBCF we would not be able to reach so many. Thank you for all you do!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Peggy! We are honored to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The generousity of the NBCF to United Hospital Center has had a tremendous impact on the care of breast cancer patients through North Centeral West Virginia. We are able to provide services from mammogram and if abnormal to breast cancer survivorship. We are able to provide community outreach to many people who would normally not receive this education. The Clinical Navigator for Breast Health is the positon created with the help from a grant from the NBCF. This positon is very needed in this area and is helping so many people.Thank you, NBCF for all that you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been working with NBCF for several years now. We are a large company, and we work with NBCF leading up to every October on a company-wide campaign. They have been a complete pleasure to work with, and are quick to send us any information that we may need to make the campaign a success.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We always strive to provide our partners with helpful information to ensure success. We appreciate you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NBCF was wonderful to work with for my fundraiser and I totally support their mission! The people I was in touch with during the course of the planning were all wonderful and I know the money I raised went to their good work.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Lydia! We are so glad you had a great experience with our Fundraising team. We appreciate your support!

Mandy17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the NBCF was ideal for our event. They made things smooth and easy for our guests to register and donate!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Mandy! We're glad to hear you had a great experience with our team!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Novant Health Cancer Prevention and Early Detection (CPED) program have partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for the past seven years to meet the growing needs of Mecklenburg and 12 neighboring counties. Mecklenburg County has the highest rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnosis in North Carolina. By offering comprehensive breast health education and screening awareness to all women regardless of socioeconomic status, CPED addresses the significant healthcare needs of uninsured/underserved patients in the region. National Breast Cancer Foundation funding provides women ages 40-49 years with screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures ad critical education from highly qualified breast cancer health staff. This partnership facilitates program growth and enhanced collaboration with community groups, churches and local free clinics, providing uninsured/underserved women access to breast health services at local Novant Health Breast Imaging centers and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center's mammography mobile coach.

Patients presenting with an abnormal finding are enrolled in the navigation program and receive diagnostic services and/or referrals to the Novant Health Cancer Care High-Risk Clinic. A safety net of care is provided for these women, from screening through diagnosis navigation and survivorship. National Breast Cancer Foundation's continued support is making a difference in the lives of uninsured/underserved women, especially those with more aggressive breast cancers who may not receive education or lifesaving early breast cancer screening without financial assistance. Novant Health CPED program staff is deeply grateful for this valuable and productive partnership.


Maria Kuklinski Long MS, RD, LDN
Manager, Cancer Education Prevention and Early Detection Department
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Cancer Care

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your five-star review, Maria! We are so grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has been an outstanding partner with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine for many years. Our alliance allows both organizations to extend beyond their own boundaries to ensure that women in the community get the best breast healthcare possible. With NBCF’s support, Sibley Memorial Hospital has been able to expand our navigation services to patients for screening, at point of diagnosis, during treatment and beyond into survivorship. NBCF is a compassionate and accountable organization. As grant recipient we are regularly given the opportunity to report to NBCF on our navigation program achievements, and we are honored to collaborate with this exceptional organization.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Sibley Foundation! We are so glad to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Understanding our hospital partner's needs is crucial to ensuring we make the most impact with the donations entrusted to us. Thank you again!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for supporting patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance! Your support of mammography services, patient navigation and biopsies for under- or uninsured women is a critical component of the quality care we strive to make available for all women in our region. We are grateful for your long term partnership and dedication to the cause!

Elizabeth Prescott, Ph.D.
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Elizabeth! We are honored to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Evelyn18

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NBCF has provided us with funds to provide navigation services for our uninsured and under-insured clients in Camden, NJ who have been screened and found to have breast abnormalities. Through these funds, we have been able to seamlessly process patients through the health care system, providing translation services, transportation services and case management as they undergo diagnostic services and treatment when needed. NBCF has been a wonderful partner with true interest in serving our community and we are blessed to have their support.

Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, MSN, APN
Director Outreach, Prevention and Survivorship
Camden County Cancer Screening Project at Cooper

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Evelyn! We are honored to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation is honored to work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Since 2001, NBCF has provided essential support to our No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening Program, allowing un-insured or under-insured New York City to receive their yearly mammograms and clinical breast exams. They have also allowed us to provide outreach and follow up services through our Patient Navigator Program. AICF and the women we serve are so thankful to work with NBCF!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, AICF NY! We are honored to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

My friends at NBCF are a great group of caring people. They are great to work with and I couldn't ask for a better partner in getting women help now.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Troy! We are blessed to have an amazing team who help bring our mission to life every day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is proud to call the National Breast Cancer Foundation a partner in the fight against cancer. As a result of NBCF's fantastic, steadfast support over the last two years, Dana-Farber's Mammography Van has been able to provide life-saving breast health education and screening to underserved women throughout the Boston area. In addition, NBCF staff are extremely helpful and responsive to any and all questions. We are honored to partner with such a committed and mission-driven organization.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/18/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Brianne! We are honored to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!