Advocacy/Awareness

Academic Resources for College Students with Cancer> Provides support for college students facing cancer, from understanding teachers to accommodations and support groups. This guide is for those trying to pursue their dream of higher education— despite their battle with the Big C.

Advanced Breast Cancer Community> Our mission is to recognize those living with advanced breast cancer, their caregivers, supporters, friends, and family members.This is a community that has different physical and emotional needs from those in earlier stages of breast cancer. We invite you to join us in supporting this community to reinforce that they do count.

Breast Cancer Guide> Breast cancer affects approximately one in eight women in the United States, and it can be an invasive or non-invasive condition. Over the years, research has created many new treatment options for breast cancer patients, and many of those options offer hope for long-term survival. Women need to be vigilant when it comes to breast cancer and get examinations each year to try to detect this potentially deadly condition. The sooner breast cancer is detected, the higher the chances are for survival. Women need to stay informed about breast cancer and learn their options for treatment and a good recovery process.

CancerCare> Provides free professional support services to Patients and Survivors> (all cancers), Caregivers and Loved Ones> and Healthcare Professionals> through counseling, education, information, transportation, referral and direct financial assistance.

Casting for Recovery> The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves women of all ages, in all stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants.

Closed Metastatic (Advanced) Breast Cancer Support Group> A Facebook Group Page for support of those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV). It is a private group. If you wish to join, please request entry and check your Facebook messages (don’t forget to look in your other box) for correspondence from one of our administrators

National Coalition for Cancer> Survivorship Advocacy, information & education materials on survivorship.

National Cancer Coalition> is a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding an end to breast cancer by 2020.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)>
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Support Community – Inspire>
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration…

LatinaSHARE> apoya, educa y capacita a las personas afectadas por cáncer del
seno o de ovario. La linea de ayuda de SHARE esta disponible en 12 idiomas.

Sisters Network, Inc.> Seeks to increase local and national attention about the impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors and receive volunteer assistance. Call 866-781-1808

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation> Mission is to raise awareness of triple-negative breast cancer and to support scientists  and researchers in their efforts to determine the definitive causes so that effective detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.

Young Survivor Coalition> An international network of women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and younger and their supporters and medical professionals. The organization is dedicated to action, advocacy and awareness and to serving as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.  Spanish-language materials available.  Call 877-972-1011

 

Updated: 3/27/2018