Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (October 11, 2014)
Annapolis, MD, USA
‘-1287’ producer Sarah Lushia participates in
Race for the Cure (October 12, 2014)
Eugene, Oregon, USA
For those who would like to donate to a breast cancer charity, the producers of ‘-1287’ provide the following links as a place to begin. As with donating to any charity, please research organizations to find the ones that you would like to support.
Donations can be made to:
- Cancer Care to support free services offered to those with cancer.
- American Cancer Society to support cancer research and a variety of support and services offered to cancer patients and their families and caregivers.
- BreastCancer.org to support professional online resources and support for those diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Sister’s Network to support services and support specifically to African American women facing breast cancer.
- National Breast Cancer Foundation to support providing health services to women in need in the United States.
- Young Survival Coalition to help provide services and support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Susan G. Koman Foundation to support research and grants focused on breast cancer as well as education and awareness.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support breast cancer research. BCRF is the only breast cancer charity rated A+ by CharityWatch. 91% of all funds donated to BCRF go directly to research and education.
- After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Support group to help fund their one-on-one breast cancer support system.
- Pink Ribbon International to support their efforts to stomp out breast cancer through research and education.
- Keep A Breast to support their global, youth-driven, non-for-profit mission to eradicate breast cancer from future generations.
- International Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support their practical, cost-effective breast cancer research aimed at reaching parts of the globe where the most women are affected with breast cancer.
- Cancer Support Community to support their mission of providing hope and education for cancer patients and their families and caregivers around the globe.
- Pink-Link to support connecting breast cancer patients online around the globe.
- Look Good Feel Better to support their international efforts to help cancer patients deal with the physical changes that are the result of cancer and treatments.
- Haven to help provide breast cancer support and services at their Breast Cancer Support Centres in the UK.
- Japan Society of Breast Health donation link coming soon!
Education/ Awareness/ Support groups
- “Breast Cancer Haven (UK) offers free support, information and complementary therapies to anyone affected by breast cancer. They have drop in centres in London, Hereford and Leeds. They also offer a programme of care designed to help women with breast cancer feel better and develop a healthier lifestyle. For people who can’t get to a Haven centre, they offer the Haven at Home multi media package”
- Breast Cancer Campaign is a research-focused community of those affected by breast cancer, researchers, and supporters committed to funding research projects in the UK and Ireland that provide the greatest potential impact to patients.
- Breakthrough Breast Cancer is focused solely on cutting-edge breast cancer research. See what they are doing to research ways to better detect, prevent, and treat breast cancer.
- Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres are located on the grounds of NHS hospitals and offer a variety of free support for cancer patients and their families and caregivers.While staffed with professionals and experts, Maggie’s Centres are warm, cozy, and inviting and offer a cup of tea to go along with their professional support and advice.
- London Cancer Care Alliance offers online resources as well as an integrated cancer care system serving West and South London.
- South East London Breast Cancer Trust is a grouping of patients and their relatives and friends raising money to support breast cancer patients residing in South East London.
- The 認定NPO法人 乳房健康研究会 (Japan Society of Breast Health) official website where you can learn more about their work and advocacy.
- あけぼのの会 (日本語)/ Breast Cancer Network in Japan (English) members are “ordinary individuals who have had breast cancer, and we receive support and advice from doctors, nurses, and administrators.”
- Keep A Breast（キープ・ア・ブレスト）は、特に若い方々に対し 世界規模で乳がんの啓もうを行う非営利団体です。is an international, youth-led breast cancer non-for-profit organization. Combating breast cancer through art, education, awareness, and action.
- Visit Cancer.org to learn general information about cancer, as well as obtain detailed information about a variety of specific cancer types.
- Find caregiver support and tools for caregivers of cancer patients from the American Cancer Society.
- “CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.”
- Prepare for end-of-life decisions with information from the American Cancer Society about services available to prepare the patient, family, and caregivers, such as finding a Hospice program, advance directives, FMLA, and financial preparations.
- Find a local breast cancer support group in the US on with help from Breastcancer.org.
- Visit the American Cancer Society website to find various types of support such as rides to cancer treatments, free and reduce-cost wigs and breast prosthetics, online support groups, and help with lodging during cancer treatments.
- The Reach to Recovery Program offered by the American Cancer Society helps patients cope with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Find online cancer support groups for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society.
- Access research being funded by the American Cancer Society.
- Sister’s Network, an online network for African American breast cancer survivors.
- Men Against Breast Cancer is an organization designed to offer education and support exclusively to men who are caregivers to women in their lives suffering from breast cancer.
- National Breast Cancer Foundation official website, where you can find more information about their work.
- Cancer New’s links to breast cancer support groups.
- The Young Survival Coalition is an organization specifically for young women facing breast cancer.
- Find Information relevant to the education of young women diagnosed with breast cancer, provided by the Young Survival Coalition.
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers information specifically about breast cancer.
- Find Information about spiritual support for breast cancer patients and their families and caregivers, provided by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
- Susan G. Komen Foundation official website where you can find out more about the non-for-profit and their work.
- BreastCancer.org: a comprehensive website for breast cancer patients and survivors. Find information on symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and side effects, everyday aspects of living with a breast cancer diagnosis, such as information on nutrition, coping in the workplace, sex/intimacy, and exercise, and links to community and support groups.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is the only breast cancer charity rated A+ by CharityWatch. Find information on the latest research and a variety of ways to get involved. Also a great place to donate to breast cancer research in the memory of a loved one. 91% of all funds donated to BCRF go directly to research and education.
- Beyond the Shock: A free, comprehensive online guide for women diagnosed with breast cancer, offered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Guide available in multiple languages. See website for details.
- Early Detection Plan: Software (available as an app) that helps you create a personalized plan to detect breast cancer early. Get reminders for monthly breast self-exams and mammograms based on your personal health history. Offered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
- After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD) Support Group was founded mostly by breast cancer survivors, and offers one-on-one support to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. While the group is based in Milwaukee, their services are available for free anywhere, as long as you have a phone.
- Pink Ribbon is an international breast cancer charitable organization that defines itself by the “5 A’s”: Awareness, Alignment, Advocacy, Accreditation, Alliances.
- Keep A Breastis an international, youth-led breast cancer non-for-profit organization. Combating breast cancer through art, education, awareness, and action.
- US: http://www.keep-a-breast.org/
- Canada: http://ca.keep-a-breast.org/
- Europe: http://eu.keep-a-breast.org/
- Japan: http://jp.keep-a-breast.org/
- International Breast Cancer Research Foundation is focused on conducting cost-effective global research to help reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer as well as the mortality rate.
- Download recent cancer research available as free PDFs, published by the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
- Susan G. Komen Foundation Global Initiatives: Find out more about what Komen is doing around the globe.
- Global breast cancer support groups can be found on this site, from breastcancer.org.
- Information about spirituality and prayer for those with cancer, offered by breastcancer.org.
- An online breast cancer support group led by an oncology social worker and offered by Cancer Care, where patients can offer each other support and share resources and information. Using a password-protected account, you can post/read messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Cancer Support Community offers a global support and resource network to those diagnosed with cancer.
- “Pink-Link is a nonprofit organization and all online services are free. Pink-Link’s key service is an online database of Breast Cancer survivors, family members and friends. Connecting with other survivors creates an intimate and personal link between those going through breast cancer treatment and those that have completed their treatment. Our website is an honest and real forum to share and support those with breast cancer.”
- Advanced Breast Cancer Community is an online community connecting those affected by advanced breast cancer: patients, their families and caregivers.
- Advanced Breast Cancer Community’s information on support groups and tools.
- Look Good, Feel Better is a charity spearheaded by the cosmetics industry that allows women facing cancer treatments to meet with a volunteer beauty specialist who are trained to provide information about skincare and makeup specific to those undergoing the physical changes associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. The website offers information about where you can find the nearest LGFB workshop.
- Cancer Counseling Trust’s Dealing with Cancer website offers a wide range of information, answers, and support for those dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Services include free face-to-face or telephone counseling for those diagnosed with cancer and their families, loved ones, and caregivers.