If you’ve noticed businesses using a lot more pink lately, it’s for a good reason. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. While any form of cancer seems almost unbeatable at times, if we want a chance at finding a cure, it’s vital to stay hopeful. A good way to do this is by supporting a charity that supports breast cancer research, medical and support services, or simply public awareness of this awful disease. Take a look at ten of the best charities we could find that support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Breastcancer.org is a charity that specializes in Breast Cancer Awareness. It was founded in 1999 by breast oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss. The charity aims to help make all of the decisions a patient who has breast cancer must make easier and most effective for each person.
Casting for Recovery provides those diagnosed with breast cancer with a unique support system of others in the same situation. The charity accomplishes this by hosting retreats where patients can learn and participate in fly fishing, known to be relaxing. The motion of casting a fly fishing rod strengthens soft tissue, which is affected by surgery and radiation.
The key to a cure for breast cancer is research and that is what the Breast Cancer Research Foundation specializes in. The Foundation has raised over $600 million since being founded in 1993 and it uses that money to fund research all over the world.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been around since 1947, providing care to those suffering with breast cancer and raising breast cancer awareness. This Institute helps more than 250,000 patients a year and participates in hundreds of clinical trials as well to help further along research.
Those diagnosed with breast cancer know that it is all-consuming. Living Beyond Breast Cancer aims to provide information to both the patient and their family in hopes that they can have a life beyond their diagnosis.
Sharsheret is Hebrew for ‘chain’ and this charity supports young women, in particular, from all Jewish backgrounds that are fighting breast cancer. Found 15 years ago, this charity providing breast cancer awareness has presented over 250 educational programs around the country.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation focuses on breast cancer awareness by zeroing in on prevention and cause. The Foundation takes on the big mission of finding a cure for breast cancer and breaks it into smaller, more approachable objectives.
The Rose has helped women, regardless of their financial situation, get screened for breast cancer for 30 years. Based in Houston, TX, the charity gives over 70,000 screenings a year to those in Southeast Texas.
Vera Bradley, the name behind the purses, also has a breast cancer foundation. This foundation has their own laboratories at Indiana University’s School of Medicine, where they fund research.
Known for putting their clients first and providing free services, Bay Area Cancer Connections strives to fund both breast cancer awareness, as well as ovarian cancer awareness. This charity has a team of volunteers and breast cancer survivors, there to help patients be informed and to provide comfort.