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Causes: Breast Cancer, Health, Human Services

Mission: The mission of National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. NBCF was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make decisions about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF helps empower women with the information and resources to take charge of their breast health.

Results: To date, NBCF has helped provide an estimated 305,000 screening and diagnostic breast care services and over 1.7 million patient navigation services to women in need. NBCF maintains the highest standard of fiscal stewardship and, on average, over 80% of spending is directed back into programs. Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has given NBCF its highest 4-star rating for our commitment to established financial, accountability, and transparency standards. Additionally, NBCF strictly adheres to IRS regulations as well as policies and procedures set by our Board of Directors, and conducts annual audits by an independent accounting and audit firm.

Target demographics: Underserved and underinsured women

Geographic areas served: Throughout the United States

Programs:
Education & Outreach
NBCF provides critical information to women and families about how they can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, find breast cancer early, access screening programs, and eliminate barriers to quality treatment if later diagnosed. Women are empowered to advocate for their own breast health.

Screening & Diagnostics
NBCF works with hospitals and breast centers in communities across the country to help remove barriers to critical screenings and help women detect their breast cancer in its earliest stages when it is more treatable. Through this network we provide grants for free breast screening and diagnostic services for those in need. These facilities ensure access to treatment for patients who are diagnosed.

Patient Navigation
NBCF is working to remove the barriers in the complex cancer care system, such as cost, fear, and misinformation that prevent patients from getting the care they need in a timely fashion. Good, timely care and support can increase the quality of life and likelihood of survival by keeping women on track with their treatment and follow-up appointments. NBCF provides grant funds to help support salaries for patient navigators to provide services such as education and outreach in the community; guidance through screening and diagnostic exams; support through treatment and survivorship; assistance with financial, administrative, and emotional issues .

Support Service
NBCF provides critical support for patients at every step – whether they’re newly diagnosed, facing a terminal diagnosis, or facing breast cancer alone. Our goal is to ensure every patient and survivor has access to emotional support, guidance, and resources throughout their journey. These services include:
HOPE Kits: A care package filled with thoughtful items, which patients have found to be comforting and encouraging while undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Support Groups: Monthly support groups lead by a trained facilitator to encourage healthy dialogue and education for everyone involved.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreats: Retreats held around the country for metastatic breast cancer patients and their caregivers focusing on renewed hope, increased knowledge, and the reminder that they are not alone .

Community Stories

235 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am impressed by the high standards of NBCF. The staff is dedicated to serving our community. The Mesquite AMBUCS welcome the staff back anytime to speak to our members. We are friends and partners with NBCF.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful for partners who help us serve more women in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for helping us serve women in our community. Not only does this program help many uninsured or under-insured women in our urban Salt Lake City community to obtain screening mammograms, but also women from rural areas. Our community has benefited from the NBCF for many years and University of Utah along with the Huntsman Cancer Hospital hope to continue this wonderful partnership.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

By providing free mammograms and patient navigation at Parkland Health & Hospital System, National Breast Cancer is helping the underserved women of Dallas and North Texas. We are honored to have the support of National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Beth! We're grateful to partner with Parkland to help more women in need. Thanks for all you continue to do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

National Breast Cancer Foundation has supported mammography services for hundreds of breast imaging patients at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The generosity removes financial barrier for women by covering the cost of screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasound procedures.

NBCF funds also have allowed Parkland to add a highly qualified bilingual patient navigator to our patient services team. She helps provide a more seamless continuum of care for Parkland Breast Center patients. Her presence is helping reduce wait times for patients and significantly reduces the anxiety sometimes associated with medical procedures.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a mammography tech for Huntsman Cancer Hospital and I would like to thank the National Breast Cancer Foundation for helping us provide our uninsured patients with excellent care. I am so proud to work with the NBCF to help promote the fight for breast cancer! I have had so many postive comments from patients who have expressed their gratitude for being able to receive medical treatment because of this wonderful foundation. One in particular that was expecially touching came from a lovely Hispanic woman who wrote her comment in Spanish and then had her son translate it for me. She expressed her thanks and said, "God bless those who care for the health of women". Thank you for all you do to bless the lives of our patients!
Charlotte :)

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Charlotte! That patient testimonial is beautiful and heartwarming. We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help reach more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

As a corporate partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I am continually impressed with their commitment to mission, excellence and timeliness of program execution, and friendliness of staff. Great partner all around!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Sarah! We are glad you've had an enjoyable experience with our team. We appreciate your support!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has been a wonderful blessing to our Hospital! They stepped forward to help us provide free sceenings to underserved women in our community--a growing and needly population! In addition, they've stepped forward to help fund other intiiatives that support that mission in tangible ways. Their staff is amazing and so personable. They are completely dedicated to the cause of breast cancer both professinally and personally and it shows! They are in themselves inspiring!

Nancy Frick, Director
St.Vincent Foundation, Indianapolis

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Nancy! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation has been a wonderful experience. The Baptist Health Foundation is extremely grateful for the funding that our Breast Center has received from NBCF, and consequently for the hundreds of lives that have been positively impacted as a result of this funding. The application and reporting processes are straightforward and streamlined to get at the heart of what the need is. The staff at NBCF are always happy to answer a question and make the process as smooth as possible. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is an exceptional nonprofit organization, building a tremendous legacy of aid and hope.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Emily! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since 2010 the National Breast Cancer Foundation grant funding has helped Baptist Health Breast Center North Little Rock Arkansas provide ultrasound, screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as education to many women in the Central Little Rock and surrounding areas. These women would have otherwise not have been able to afford these services. Thank you so much to this organization for providing this funding and for being such a wonderful organization to work with. We are so very proud to partner with the NBCF to reinforce and offer services that promote the the importance of early detection.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has helped the St.Vincent Breast Center provide screening mammograms to hundreds of women from underserved populations throughout Central Indiana. The Mission of St.Vincent includes special attention to the poor and vulnerable. This mirrors the commitment of the National Breast Cancer Foundation to those less fortunate. As such, we consider the National Breast Cancer Foundation as a partner with us rather than merely a funder. The support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation has helped save lives through early detection.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is committed to their mission of saving lives through early detection and providing breast care services for those in need. Because of the NBCF Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is able to provide outreach and support through the navigation program to vulnerable populations in Windham County, Vermont.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is an organization that I am proud to be associated with.

Kelly McCue, RN, MSN, CNS-Onc
Adminstrator and Nurse Navigator
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

“We are very pleased to have the support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which allows us to educate women in our community through radio, newspaper, and social media of the importance of annual mammograms and ongoing surveillance. Those women who have the greatest need, we find, are also those with the greatest hardships: in this past year, our community members have been hard hit by hurricanes, flooding, drought and economic hardships. We recognize and greatly appreciate the generosity of the NBCF daily.” Thank you. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Comprehensive Breast Care Program, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Alessandra R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to the generous support of the NBFC to the American-Italian Cancer Foundation we were able to reach 2,555 women through our Patient Navigator Program and provide them with information on the importance of early breast cancer detection and their screening options including our Mobile Care Clinic.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has been a remarkable ally in Northwest Montana to help women access screening. Kalispell Regional Medical Center is proud to partner with NBCF to reinforce the importance of early detection. Our patients are so appreciative of the generous support of NBCF.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is proud to call the National Breast Cancer Foundation a partner in the fight against cancer. The foundation’s dedicated staff are strategic and incredibly supportive, and as a result of their commitment to our mobile mammography program, we have been able to provide life-saving breast health education and screening to underserved women throughout the Boston area. It is a privilege to work with NBCF.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful to partner with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you continue to do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NBCF has been a strong supporter of the OhioHealth system’s breast imaging and mobile mammography unit. Our mammography center on wheels plays a significant role in delivering services to those most at-risk for not receiving an annual mammogram. It provides free breast cancer screenings to disadvantaged women of minority status and/or those who are uninsured and under-insured. NBCF’s support has been a critical factor in the success of the mobile mammography unit and we look forward to continuing our partnership.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Luanne O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Riverside Health Center in Covington VA is so fortunate to be a partner with NBCF in assuring that indigent women in our community are able to get their mammograms. We have diagnosed more than a few suspicious lumps and sent patients for treatment. How wonderful to be able to remove the financial barrier to getting these life saving studies due to the support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Luanne! We are grateful to have partnered with your team to reach more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Humboldt Community Breast Health Project (HCBHP) in Arcata, California is grateful to the NBCF for the Breast Health Navigator grant we are currently fulfilling, which is all about developing and leveraging relationships to get low income women in Humboldt County the care they need and deserve. HCBHP works closely with another grantee, Mad River Community Community Hospital, also in Arcata, funded to provide screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as breast ultrasound for those women who cannot afford them. As partners in health care, we are able to maximize the benefits of these two grants to better serve women in our rural area.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review! We're grateful to have partnered together to help more women in need. Thanks for all you continue to do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On behalf of Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, our RED Rose program has been blessed by the support of NBCF. We have received funding for the past 4 years which has helped us provide over 625 mammograms, 220 clinical breast exams, 374 ultrasounds and 61 biopsies resulting in 8 cancer diagnosis which would not have been found and treated otherwise. These services were provided to the uninsured and undocumented in our community and without the support of NBCF we have been able to reach more women over the past 4 years!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation 04/25/2019

Thanks for your kind review, Holly! We're grateful to have partnered with your team to help more women in need. Thanks for all you do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At Swedish Covenant Hospital we have been privileged to have been a NBCF grant recipient since 2006. In that time, NBCF has been an unwavering partner in our efforts to deliver timely, high quality, potentially life-saving breast cancer detection services to underserved women in our community. With NBCF support, to date, our Community Breast Health Program has delivered screening and diagnostic mammograms free-of-charge to more than 5,000 uninsured and underinsured very low-income women. We are tremendously appreciative of their commitment and partnership, and have, additionally, found NBCF staff to be absolutely lovely to work with. Daria Zvetina, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At Swedish Covenant Hospital, we have partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2006 to ensure that underserved women have access to life saving breast cancer detection services. The support of this wonderful organization has enabled us to provide screening and diagnostic mammograms to more than 4,400 uninsured, low-income women to date. The impact of these resources in our community cannot be overstated, especially during the past few years as more and more households have struggled finiancially and state funding to support mammography for uninsured women has dwindled. With the support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation we are, quite literally, saving lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We had such a great experience working with the NBCF - they made it so easy to support them by giving us the tools we needed, and our own personal contact. In the past, we have had bad experiences working with other charities, as they make it very difficult to donate, and to hold an "official fundraiser." We will definitely be working with the NBCF again in 2014.

Richmond T.

Donor

Rating: 5

we have partnered with NBCF for the last two years during our Build a Pink Ribbon out of Tile fundraiser and We worked with Lauren Schultz and she was wonderful.

STBPR

Donor

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was so wonderful to work with on our SALON SORA MAKEOVER BEAUTY DAY event and fundraiser in Boca Raton, FL. They gave us the tools needed to help promote the event and helped us reach our goal at the end! Lauren, our fundraising coordinator was great to work with too... very attentive and quick to answer any question we had. Looking forward to a continued partnership!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NBCF is a great charity with great folks working for them! Lauren gave us everything we needed to make this years fundraiser a success. We also appreciate the help given to women by NBCF without offering other "terrible services" that others offer

Donor

Rating: 3

After I developed a company wellness program, I began holding fund raisers to support various charities. As October is breast cancer awareness month, we held a fall soup sale. The sale's funds supported the NBCF but also promoted the importance of breast cancer awareness to the employees and their families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fancy Feathers 4H Club is a small youth club focused on appreciating the awesomeness of chickens and their eggs. We have moms, other relatives and friends who have been touched by the battle with breast cancer and wanted to do something about it. NBCF, Inc made it very easy for us to feel good about our efforts to fight this cancer and to know that we are spreading awareness. We love having a website that takes donations for us and we are excited about making this a year-round effort. We will spread the word with our pink roosters and continue to make collections in the name of all pateients, survivors and their support crews!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our Organization The Ladye Doves is a group of 20 women ran by our president Kiya Williams since 2011. Our mission is to support causes like cancer by giving back. Since 2011 we have organized a breast cancer walk to benefit the NBCF. It has be an honor to work with such a wonderful organization. The Ladye Doves will continue to donate to the NBCF. We are currently working on our 4th annual Breast Cancer Walk to donate to the NBCF.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Was a pleasure to support the National breast Cancer Foundation! Spacial team really had a good time to spread the message during the week we dedicated to the Breast Cancer awareness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I decided to hold a "pink-out" at our low income charter school due to the lack of information or students and parents have about breast cancer. The event was a success and everyone took home brochures about breast cancer awareness. We even managed to raise some money for the cause while we were at it : ) This wouldn't have been possible without help from the NBCF sending us brochures and pink ribbons in order for us to raise money. It was a very easy process and i look forward to doing it again next year : )

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that helped my service sorority pull off a successful bake sale. They responded quickly to any questions I had about the process and helped me organize everything my group needed.

Christine91

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a race director in Washington and we put on a sprint duathon this fall to help create more awareness for breast cancer and raise money as well. We did not raise a huge amount of funds since we are a small town and a small race for now, yet I do have to say that the Foundation is a very top notch, professional and straight forward foundation. They were supportive before, during and after the event. I will certainly do this race again in support of the NBCF!

Donor

Rating: 5

I decided to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. because of my mother's diagnosis in December. I had already registered for a 112 mile bike century and decided to create a fund raiser for the event and dedicate my efforts and perseverance to the fundraiser. I managed to go over my goal and received plenty of support from the NBCF along the way. They kept in constant communication with me and made sure that all proceeds would be going towards mammograms and research.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Adventist Health System in Portland, Oregon has been extremely fortunate to receive grant funding from the NBCF to provide low income, uninsured women with free Mammograms. Without this generous funding many women in our region would not have access to life-saving mammograms. Mammography screening saves lives by detecting breast cancer early, when it can be treated, but access remains a key issue. We are grateful to the NBCF for their support of our efforts to eliminate barriers to healthcare. We’re proud to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the fight against breast cancer!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides funding for a Breast Health Navigation Program at our hospital. Patients in our rural community setting have realized the huge benefit of patient navigation, particularly for women undergoing diagnostic breast imaging and interventions. Many women have been assisted through our navigation program- those without the financial resources to obtain regular screenings, those lacking knowledge about the importance of breast cancer screening, those experiencing a variety of barriers that prevent them from getting needed screening and follow-up. Countless women have noted how comforting and reassuring it is to have one person to turn to during the breast imaging, and particularly biopsy, process- a time that evokes extreme anxiety and concern for the unknown in the majority of women going through it. In addition to the navigation program, we are also able to screen women who are uninsured or underinsured, regardless of their ability to pay. Without this funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we would not be able to provide this vital resource to our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has benefited so many women in our community! Thanks for the wonderful service you provide!

Client Served

Rating: 4

NBCF has been a client of Gannett's for 5+ years. They do amazing work to empower women to participate in early detection programs and offer important guidance through their after the shock programs. But what really captured my heart was how they provide to the underserved and underinsured women with special programs linked to hospitals in every state across the US. We are proud to have NBCF as our client and friend.
Maureen Desmond, VP Integrated Advertising Sales, USA TODAY

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My company is in its second year as a supporter of NBCF - this is a fabulous organization doing great work! From a business perspective they have been very easy to work with and a great fit for our organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

The outreach, advocacy and efforts define the exemplary efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation as much as does the personal touch of the people behind the organization, at the direction of founder Janelle Hail. We have not found a more responsive and accessible organization that addresses the concerns of not just women diagnosed with breast cancer, but the whole host of related constituencies as well. As a sponsor, we are entering our 5th year of partnership with the NBCF, whereby a portion of sales of our wine products from our late mother's namesake vineyard, Carol's Vineyard, help to provide mammograms for women who otherwise would be unable to afford them. We're confident every year that our mutual crusade to raise awareness for the importance of early detection ~ as well as the resources NBCF provides ~ help comfort and empower women and families everywhere, and we feel fufilled knowing our personal story ~ the loss of our mother due to complications from breast cancer ~ can channel positive outcomes and great impact through the NBCF.

Peter29

Donor

Rating: 5

This was a fantastic charity. I was looking for an easy way to get donations to a good cause and it worked perfectly. When I found the site it was extremely easy to set up my own page event and get going.

Donor

Rating: 5

In searching for the perfect charity to partner with my brand, I found the NBCF. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with such an amazing charity. The NBCF's mission and drive is something everyone should align themselves with. Their growing programs are inspiring as they seek out the needs of women affected and in turn evolve to meet those needs. Their teams passion and involvement is contagious- I couldn't have asked for a better experience and look forward to our growing relationship in the many years to come!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bottom line is that NBCF save lives through early detection. They have a quality Nurse Navigation program and provide mammograms for people in need. Thyey have worked with our orgnaizaiton to increasing awareness through both nursing and patient education. This is an organization that you can believe in with all confidence!

Court S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization NBCF is to work with. We at Oven Bits know the job they do is no easy task, and we are grateful for our ongoing relationship we've had with them. The expanding reach that NBCF has had these past few years, both domestically and internationally (as well as digitally), is inspiring and exciting to watch grow.

There is great value and purpose in NBCF's mission, and the incredible amount of help and hope they have provided to women around the globe is immeasurable. Thank you, NBCF, for all your hard work and dedication.

Holly28

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am consistently impressed with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s their passion, professionalism, integrity and fiscal responsibility that goes into creating and growing platforms that help women in need, that differentiates this organization.

While working for ACE, I have had the pleasure of managing our in store fundraisers and charity prepaid debit product. With the help of our customers, we have raised over 2 million dollars to support the cause and provide education and services to those who otherwise may not have been able to afford them. Throughout our partnership, we are constantly innovating and coming up with new ways to generate additional funding and distribution for their life changing messages.

NBCF is always responsive, supportive and open to to growing our partnership. Even if you aren’t a big business, they also provide a toolkit and web resources to engage in grassroots type fundraising down to the single contributor level. Every little bit helps and they are extremely appreciative of their supporters. If you get the chance to work with such an outstanding group, I HIGHLY recommend you do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), we’re saving more lives in rural northwest Arizona from breast cancer. Kingman Regional Medical Center’s NBCF supported navigator program helps to reduce barriers to proper breast healthcare among some of our most vulnerable citizens—uninsured and underinsured women residing throughout a 1500-square-mile area in rural northwest Arizona. Our NBCF supported breast health navigator program helps these underserved women obtain breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment services and to “navigate” through clinical and support services.

In addition to providing education and outreach about breast health, our NBCF supported navigator serves an essential role in addressing our breast cancer patients’ individual needs and coordinating with service providers to assure they receive optimum care to survivorship. She is a first point-of-contact for women who receive the unwelcome news of possible breast cancer and she continues to follow them— providing information, support, and resources— throughout the often unfamiliar and frightening breast cancer diagnostic and treatment process. We (and our patients) are grateful beyond words to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for having the insight and compassion for making our program possible.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s oncology programs at Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals are fortunate to have a National Breast Cancer Foundation grant that enables us to provide navigation to women accessing mammograms and those who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Through our comprehensive navigation services, women receive individualized medical and psychosocial support in managing their breast health concerns. I am pleased to be among the many who witness first hand the positive impact that NBCF has in meeting the needs of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Pam Goetz, Oncology Survivorship Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Medicine
National Capital Region

Advisor

Rating: 5

We have been working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for over 6 years and I can't say enough good things about them. We have been fortunate to have formed close relationships with NBCF's leadership and have enjoyed working with a group so decidated and passionate about their cause. They are driven, focused on their efforts, and making meaningful differences in people's lives. Regardless of your position at NBCF, you are encouraged to contribute to the growth of the organization and your voice is always heard. I have a lot of respect for NBCF and I feel privledged to have been able to work with them.

Julie Anne Black

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have been fortunate to receive grant funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2007. In 2012 we were able to provide breast cancer screening services to over 800 women who didn't have insurance. The majority of patients are screened through SCCA's Mobile Mammography Van which works with community organizations and churchs to provide screening mammograms. Early detection has been proven to be a game changer in breast cancer survivorship. NBCF's funding has allowed us to make these life-saving exams avaialble to women in need throughout western Washington!

“Without the support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the SCCA would not be able to meet the screening needs of women regardless of their ability to pay. We know that early detection thorough screening saves lives. Last year we were able to expand our services to include much of the Puget Sound. We were able to provide mammography screening at many partner clinics, for many of the women screened; this was their first mammogram as adult woman.”
--Madeline Buelt MSN, RN, Vice President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

“Without the generous funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, many women in our region would not have access to life-saving mammograms. As a physician, I know that screening works but that access remains a key issue. We are so grateful to the NBCF for their support to eliminate barriers to healthcare.”
--Constance D. Lehman, MD, PhD, FACR, Director of Imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor & Vice Chair of Radiology, Section Head of Breast Imaging; University of Washington

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Adventist Health in Portland, OR has been a partner with NBCF for the past six years. We have received may notes from clients served that tell us that what the foundation provides them is peace of mind. These clients have no other resources to obtain these services. Some have a history of breast cancer in their family, placing them in the high risk category. They are so relieved to get an up to date screening. The NBCF has made a huge difference in the lives of the women served.

Donor

Rating: 5

They were awesome from start to finish! We will work with them again. Real grass roots work happening on a national level!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We(rollin4cancer.org) recently did a cross country road trip to benefit the NBCF. They certainly lived up to their 4 star rating on Charity Navigator. They were easy to work with, helpful, and most appreciative of our efforts. Our's was a relatively small endeavor, but they treated us like a Fortune 500 organization. We had the pleasure of stopping by their headquarters and meeting all the staff and the founders. We could see, first hand, the high standards they hold themselves to, and the enthusiasm and dedication they have to the cause of research, prevention, early detection, and treatment, when necessary, of breast cancer. The NBCF is a well run, efficient organization, and therefore we could see that a maximum amount of our fund raising efforts were going to help eradicate the scourge of breast cancer. When we decided to attempt this fundraiser, we knew from our own families that breast cancer was prevalent, but after our journey, we now realize it is much more prevalent than we ever imagined. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is certainly doing their part to reverse the trending of this malady. Jack T., Dan T., Roger S., John D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the Board of Directors of NBCF for over 10 years. I have always been and continue to be impressed with the Foundations integrity, compassion, professionalism and progressive thinking around patient care. The Foundation is built on the basis of care for the individual and their families, partnerships with our sponsors, and strong ties to local community organizations through our Programs. I am very proud of the Foundation and the work they do and am honored to be a part of helping needy women around the country get the awareness, education, and care needed to save lives.

Donor

Rating: 4

Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, donated $25,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast health education. The donation was made possible by thousands of customers with Sallie Mae-serviced student loans.

The company recently partnered with the NBCF to encourage customers to enroll in its free direct e-notification paperless service. Sallie Mae donated $1 to the nonprofit for every customer who enrolled in the service. It took just one month for Sallie Mae to reach its $25,000 donation goal.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the past 7 years I have been producing/hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Tennis Tournament at our local fitness center, Peninsula Community Center, in Redwood City, California. Each year I register up to 64 tennis players, and they come out for a morning or afternoon to help raise money that will go to Breast Cancer Awareness programs. This year National Breast Cancer Foundation was one of our recipients!
We have groups of 16 ladies at a time come out for food, tennis, raffles, silent auctions and a lot of fun!

This BCA Tennis Tournament was created after I had two friends diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I didn't know what I could do to help, so I decided to do something with the two things I love ----TENNIS and FRIENDS! The ladies all pay a registration fee to play and then help out even more by purchasing raffle tickets, bidding on auction items or making direct donations.

We also provide a table with information on Breast Cancer Awareness literature, and many times we have a survivor come to pass along information about the importance of self exams and regular check ups.

We have a blast each year getting together while doing something good. Our club's motto is about building "community" and we certainly have built a strong supportive community through this annual tournament.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dealing with the National Breast Cancer Foundation was wonderfull. We are very happy that our donation will go to a great cause! Keep up the great work guys!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a proud mom of a player on the Fairfield Falcons Football team in NJ. Their head coach, Chris Cirillo, organized a fundraiser in lieu of purchasing the pink propaganda where only a portion of the proceeds go to cancer research. He had the boys solicit pledges based on total points scored in the month of October. The boys were so happy knowing that every touchdown meant money going to a good cause. They scored 107 points for a total of $3358. They also went on to enjoy an undefeated, Super Bowl winning season :)

Donor

Rating: 5

The Hails were amazing, sincere people and I am glad that our donation will go to women locally who need assistance with preventative care!!

Erica24

Donor

Rating: 4

Last month I hosted my second annual fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I started it last year, in honor of my mother, who is a survivor of breast cancer. I had participated in events hosted by other organizations/non profits, and I wanted to give my time and efforts to benefit an organization that a lot of people in my community may have not heard about. I love and support the NBCF's mission, and it has been an honor to be a part of such a great cause. I can't wait for my fundraiser next year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed educating women at the NBCF tent. There were numerous women who were helped, either by the free mammograms or by learning how to properly administer a breast exam.

Michael140

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Your staff, particularly Laura Gaspard, is extremely professional and very prompt with their response times.

Marie35

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a teacher whose students really wanted to fundraise for the cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the NBCF was a great experience, they provide all the resources and support you need to make your volunteer experience a positive one. A+++

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had such a good time doing a event for breast cancer I loved getting the word out there my mom has had breast cancer off and on for 3 years now and it is a very scary thing the more I can spread the word so people understand and will help more is amazing I will do a event all the time if I could thank you all so much :)

Michael128

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everybody had a wonderful time at the Breast Cancer Awareness Banquet and thanks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for there support.

Alecia W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful experience holding a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation! It's wonderful to see an organization that has such prompt and attentive staff that really make your contribution feel so appreciated.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our work place decided to sponsor a special project during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. we chose the Breast Cancer Foundation, and they have been supportive, helpful, and a great team to sponsor. Between ideas, brochures, informational materials, and a simple means to process the contributions, our employees have been blessed. We know more about cancer awareness, self examinations, and screenings. Through the month, our efforts will also help others learn about breast cancer, as well as be screened when funding is not available. This has been a wonderful experience for us all.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so thankful for volunteering at the 2nd Convoy of Hope Outreach! The people of Hawaii received a full meal..food to fill their stomachs, haircuts and clothes to boost their self esteem, music and dance to worship to fill their souls, education to feed their minds, opportunity to make new friends and hope to those who opened their hearts to receive prayer! The generosity of Convoy of Hope was a life changing day for many that came! I volunteered with the Breast Cancer Foundation and watched the faces of ladies as they eagerly listened and watched the demonstration of monthly self breast examination. For many young ladies, this was something new and others, a reminder. But there were others that needed a mammography. They received the help they needed to make an appointment. The volunteers I met were wonderful and truly wanted to be there to make a difference! This was a day I'll always remember and look forward next year's outreach!