For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Gateway to Hope throws lifelines to those who have heard the four dreaded words, “You have breast cancer” and who are frightened because they have nowhere to turn to for the treatment they need to survive. Gateway to Hope not only provides a “roadmap for your cancer journey”… we actually provide the treatment … beginning with a lumpectomy or mastectomy followed by radiation, chemotherapy, medication and reconstruction, if necessary. Each case is handled individually based on the person’s specific diagnosis. And all of this is done by top professionals in their fields at no cost to the patient.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor,
Our organization is dedicated to the memory of my Grandma Daisy, the first pink warrior in my life. Grandma was guided in life by a few basic principles: family comes first, love with all your heart, and give unselfishly. Grandma taught me how to cook, sew, and fight breast cancer bravely and with perseverance. In her honor, the Pink Daisy Project is committed to providing care and comfort to young women facing breast cancer treatment. That’s the way Grandma would have wanted it.
Women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at 40 years of age or younger are invited to participate in a research study. The goal of the study is to identify genetic factors that distinguish breast cancer in young women. Women who have had clinical genetic testing may participate, regardless of the results.
Our Certified Prosthesis Fitters are specially trained to fit women for all intimate apparel following a mastectomy, lumpectomy or other reconstructive breast surgery.