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Busted Foundation

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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.

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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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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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.



Rating: 5

This is a group of super hard working people with a focused mission. A friend of mine was greatly helped by them during her battle with breast cancer. Sadly, in this case, my friend lost the battle. In her memory I must honor and encourage appreciation of this organization for doing their part in making her life better.

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bustedfoundation 11/27/2012

Thank you so much for your support!