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Welcome to Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund. We have created this site specifically for people who are living with breast cancer, are survivors or have been touched in some way by the disease. We aim to educate you about breast cancer, bring you the latest news on research and treatments, and help you become an advocate.
to End Breast Cancer!
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ended and all of the pink ribbons and merchandise are on the sale rack. But women and men are still being diagnosed and many are dying of their disease. That is why we want to remind you that awareness is important, but ACTION is what matters. Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund has been taking action for the past 18 years with a mission of Ending Breast Cancer through Education, Research and Advocacy.
We continue to educate patients, survivors and supporters about new treatments and prevention strategies through community lectures and one-on-one meetings and calls. Every week we respond to newly diagnosed patients, who need education on understanding their disease, assistance with navigating their journey, and just someone to talk to who has been there herself and can listen to help.
Our new community outreach program is commencing as we partner with other community organizations, primarily in underserved areas of our city. BCCRF advocates can educate individuals and organizations about available resources and help them navigate the healthcare system. There are existing programs in California as well as treatment centers that will accept uninsured women with breast cancer. However, one needs to know of their existence. BCCRF is taking action to help.
BCCRF trained, educated advocates collaborate with researchers from many Institutions across the country, providing the patient’s perspective and focusing scientists on the urgency of ending this disease. Our advocates regularly participate in research meetings at the major cancer centers in Los Angeles, as well as at other locations in California and across the country.
We continue our “Scholars and Researchers” program because college students need to be educated on the science of breast cancer and how to become effective advocates. We need the next generation of scholars to step-up, become trained, educated advocates and take action.
Advocacy encompasses everything that BCCRF does. BCCRF advocates worked with Congress to establish the Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program in the 1990’s and every year we go back to Congress to assure that appropriations continue and remain strong. This year Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Armed Services committee chair, tried to eliminate all of the research programs in the DoD. With the outstanding work of the breast cancer advocates and our champion Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), we blocked Sen. McCain’s attempts to eliminate this transparent and successful research program, which has awarded research funding resulting in the majority of the best treatments and better understanding of how to prevent breast cancer.
We are always vigilant and always take ACTION, so we can move forward with better treatments and ending this disease. Our goal to prevent primary breast cancer and stop metastases is for our children and grandchildren.
Please join us, Take ACTION, and support our advocacy!
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