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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Health, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: To save womens lives by promoting prevention and early detection of breast cancer through awareness and education, and providing funds to pay for mammograms for uninsured women.

Programs: The breast cancer preventon fund paid grants to pay for mammography services for uninsured and underinsured women.

through outreach efforts, the breast cancer prevention fund referred and scheduled women for mammography services at local clinics and through mobile mammography units. The organization also distributed waterproof shower cards demonstrating how to properly perform self breast exams.

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Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my sister and I were enrolled in a breast cancer screening program by this group. Our mother and grandmother both had breast cancer so we were concerned that we might too. We were both uninsured and they got us screened. Thank god! We both had biopsies for strange gtrowths. Thank you Breast cancer prevention; you may have saved our lives!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for calling!
Your call motivated me to schedule a mammogram. I was called back "due something on the film...". Talk about scared! Fortunately, all was OK.
Thanks for everything.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I'd like to thank Debora Wright for her time, patience and compassion. I'd also like to thank Mr. Jim Paton for his generosity in providing this service to women like me, who are at risk, have jobs with no insurance and would otherwise go without such important tests. Thank you, thank you. Sincerely, irma

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very familiar with this organization and what they strive to accomplish. It is disturbing to me that the ignorant who have obviously not been served by this group post derogatory statements.

I was called by this group (as most of those who have posted here were). They motivated me to schedule a mammogram, which I did after procrastinating for 3+ years. Well, I had cancer! The test and subsequent treatments I went through for 2+ years saved my life.

This is what these guys are all about. For those who get upset because someone called you and asked for a donation: GET OVER IT! These guys serve a very important purpose: Outreach. This is the most important program service they provide. Without it, I probably would have died.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is just a note to thank all the people at the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund. BCPF has helped me beyond anything I could have imagined. I am extremely thankful for all the kindness and information and financial help I have received. I am 47. I have two young daughters, and am married to a wonderful man who is self-employed. We do not have any medical insurance for my husband or me. A few years ago, BCPF called and asked me for a donation for their mammogram fund for women without insurance. I talked with a very nice woman and said that I had never been able to afford a mammogram, but could donate a little bit. She said, “Hey, get a mammogram and then donate.” So I did, and it all came back fine. Two years went by and I still had no insurance. This was October 2009. This time my mammogram showed an area of concern – a widespread area of calcifications on my left breast that weren’t there two years ago. It was cancer. I sent off forms to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, which is funded by the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund. Because of the cancer history in my family (two aunts had breast and ovarian cancers), I opted for bilateral mastectomies. My medical coupon is good through September 2010. I cannot express how grateful I am for all the help and kindness I have been shown. I will make sure to pay this forward. I just want to make sure you know how thankful I am for your help and how much it has meant to my family and myself for everything that you have made possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sincerely, J.L.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very impressed with this group. They called me and helped me get scheduled for a mammogram and paid for this as well as a breast exam by a DR.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just thought I'd tell my story. I got a call from the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund about 3 months ago wanting donations. Since I don't have any money, I couldn't donate and the lady asked if I needed a mamogram. I am 52 and never have had one, so she told me I really should get checked out. She gave me the name of a clinic and telephone number to call to schedule a mamogram. I called the number and left a message and a lady called me back in the afternoon. She asked several questions like age, income, etc. and then told me I qualified for Breast Cancer Prevetnion Fund to pay for my mamogram and for the exam. (Apparently, you have to have an exam before getting a mamogram.) We scheduled an appointment. When I went to the doctors office, they knew who I was and everything. They told me that all the costs had already been taken care of (I was kinda suspicious that I'd get to the doctors and find out that I had to pay some hidden cost). Anyway, I got a mamogram and they called me back to say everything was normal, but that I should get one every year since I have a relative who had breast cancer. I just wanted to let whoever reads this that these guys did exactly what they said they would. I never paid a penny. They also made it super easy. Thanks.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was called by this organization last week. They asked me if I had a mammogram within the last 2-years. Since I lost my job in 2009 I had no insurance, and no money to do this. They connected me with a clinic in the city where I live, and helped me schedule a mammogram and prefessional breast exam. I was unable to make a donation, but will once I get back to work. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a call from these guys doing fundraising and decided to go online to do some research. After seeing the previous posting on this site (below) I called the organization to get a response. I had to leave a message, but a very nice lady called me back later that afternoon and spent about 15 minutes running through their numbers with me. It seems that Legacy Corp. does a lot more than fundraising for these guys. Just a couple of the things that she mentioned included: scheduling and referrals for the mammograms, education appeals which include mailing to low to middle income families and uninsured people information on getting mammograms and literature showing how to do a "self breast exam", etc. She also stated that their books are all done by an outside accounting firm to make sure everything was calculated correctly. I need a mammogram (and don't have insurance as I work part-time) so the lady gave me a clinic's name and number and told me to tell them that the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund told me to call them. When I did, they scheduled me for an appointment next Tuesday and said that Breast Cancer Prevetion Fund would pick up the entire cost and all I had to do was show up!!!