ALAS-WINGS es una organización dedicada a promover la concientización del cáncer de mama a través de una educación integral y apoyo a la mujer hispana/latina que se enfrenta a un diagnóstico de cáncer y a toda sobreviviente de esta enfermedad. ALAS-WiNGS es una organización 501(c)(3) sin fines de lucro que cree en la educación como elemento clave en la prevención del aumento del número de pacientes con cáncer de mama dentro de este grupo demográfico en particular. ALAS cuenta con el deseo, la pasión y el conocimiento necesario para lograr este objetivo.
ALAS-WINGS is dedicated to empowering Hispanic women about breast cancer awareness through education and support for all women faced with breast cancer diagnosis. We are a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization, and we believe education is key to halting the rising number of breast cancer patients in this growing demographic. ALAS has the desire, passion and knowledge required to accomplish this goal.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
www.bcrfcure.org | (800) FIND-A-CURE or (646) 497-2600
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. To date, BCRF has raised over $287 million-more than $35 million in fiscal year 2010 alone-to support the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In 2010-2011, BCRF grants will be supporting more than 170 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. If not for BCRF, many facts about the genetic basis of breast cancer wouldn’t be known, breast cancer stem cells would still be a mystery, and personalized, targeted therapies wouldn’t currently be available. BCRF-funded scientists are responsible for these and many other critical achievements. Over the past year, more than 88 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation went directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs.
Basser Research Center for BRCA
The Basser Research Center for BRCA provides education and support for individuals and families with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Our mission is to deliver cutting edge research in basic and clinical sciences to advance the care of individuals who carry BRCA mutations.
Bright Pink is a national non-profit that provides education, support and a sense of community to young women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
www.cancer101.org | (646) 638-2202
Organizational planners to over 350 cancer centers in all 50 states to give to their patients and caregivers. The three-ring, tabbed notebooks are free and include essential organizational tools and important resources designed to empower patients and caregivers to take control over their diagnosis from the moment they learn they have cancer through the next ten years of follow-up care. Planners encourage patients to partner with their medical team: questions are asked and answered, notes and appointments are written down in one place, and patients and caregivers feel in control; and just as importantly, the planner gives patients and their loved ones hope.
www.cancercare.org | (800) 813-HOPE
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs-including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help-are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
www.CancerLegalResourceCenter.org | (866) THE-CLRC
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and other coping with cancer. The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC’s Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide more in-depth information and counsel to CLRC callers. CLRC staff members also provide seminars and attend outreach events in the cancer community, across the nation, including trailings for health care professionals.
Cancer Support Community
www.cancersupportcommunity.org | (888) 793-9355
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Through its affiliate network which include Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community, CSC offers a variety of personalized services and education for all people impacted by cancer. These free programs include support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle initiatives. CSC’s support services are available online and through a network of 50 local affiliates with more than 100 satellite locations.
Feel Your Boobies
Feel Your Boobies (R) is a breast cancer non-profit organization whose mission is to create an annual reminder campaign that utilizes unexpected and unconventional methods to remind young women to “feel their boobies”.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation was the first non-profit dedicated specifically to inflammatory breast cancer. Since 1999 they have been focused on facilitating research to improve diagnosis, treatment and survival from inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) while also educating both the medical and lay communities about the disease.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
www.lbbc.org | Survivors’ Helpline (888) 753-LBBC or (610) 645-4567
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include lbbc.org, the Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222), conferences, teleconferences, networking programs, newsletters, publications and recordings.
Look Good…Feel Better
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org | (800) 395-LOOK
Look Good…Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good…Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 700,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 9,000 group workshops nationwide in more than 3,000 locations.
Love/Avon Army of Women
www.armyofwomen.org | (866) 569-0388
The Love/Avon Army of Women is a program of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization working to eradicate breast cancer. Providing an opportunity for women to take part in breast cancer research studies aimed at determining the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it, the Army of Women is a groundbreaking initiative that connects breast cancer researchers via the internet with women who are willing to participate in a wide variety of research studies. The goal of the Army of Women is to recruit ONE MILLION WOMEN of all ages and ethnicities, including breast cancer survivors and those who have never had breast cancer. Be One in a Million and help move breast cancer beyond a cure. Sign up today at www.armyofwomen.org.
Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org | (800) 532-5274
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit, 501(c)3 direct services organization whose mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
SHARE: Self-help for women with breast or ovarian cancer
www.sharecancersupport.org | 212-719-0364
SHARE helps women with breast or ovarian cancer get the information and support they need to make the best possible choices about their medical care. SHARE offers the unique experience of cancer survivors, who combine current resources and knowledge with the support you’d get from a friend who’s been there. SHARE’s telephone support services, educational programs, support groups, and public-health initiatives empower patients and survivors to work through their feelings and fears, carefully consider their options, and take control of their health.
www.sharsheret.org | (866) 474-2774
Sharsheret, Hebrew for “chain”, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. Sharsheret now offers a continuum of care for the Jewish community – addressing the needs of those who are concerned about the risk of breast cancer in their family, those who have been diagnosed with the disease and are undergoing treatment, and those who face issues of survivorship or recurrence.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
www.komen.org | (877) GO KOMEN
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a trusted source of breast health and breast cancer information for people all over the world and is instrumental in connecting people with the resources they need in their fight against breast cancer. The organization is an educational resource for various audiences including the general public, Komen Affiliates and staff, health care providers, corporate partners and governmental leaders. A major part of our educational and outreach efforts are accomplished through komen.org. Our website was redesigned and re-launched in October 2008. It is one of the most comprehensive breast cancer resources online today. Not only does Komen provide information and support to breast cancer survivors, komen.org is a one-stop resource for the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment information plus much more. We are there for anyone who has questions or concerns about breast cancer, from a person with an abnormal mammogram or physical concern to a co-survivor looking for information for a loved one or friend to the person just looking for information because of curiosity or interest in a story in the news.
Vital Options International
www.vitaloptions.org & www.thegrouproom.tv | (818) 508-5657
Vital Options International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Originally founded in 1983 as the first organization for young adults with cancer, Vital Options has expanded into cancer communications for people of all ages with The Group Room® cancer talk show and a mission to facilitate a global cancer dialogue™. Vital Options has earned a trusted reputation as a media and oncology communications source and partner for physicians and patients in the US and Europe. Considered “everyone’s best partner,” Vital Options works collaboratively with other cancer advocacy organizations in developing various cancer communications initiatives and shares this content without charge with the advocate community.
Young Survival Coalition
www.youngsurvival.org | (877) YSC-1011
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. YSC works with survivors, caregivers, and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.