Breast Cancer Charities We Love

Breast Cancer, Featured Article, Healthy Living, Women's Health
on October 7, 2011
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Campaign: Be Bold, Be Bald!

Gist: Participants register to wear a bald cap on Oct. 21, and they get people and/or companies to sponsor them to do so.

Goal: Presented by Small Army for a Cause, Be Bold, Be Bald! is a fundraiser to honor cancer patients and raise money for a cure. Beneficiaries include The Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Jimmy Fund, Aimee’s Army, the Breast Cancer Resource Center and Cancer Services.

Campaign: Cleaning for A Reason

Gist: Cleaner for Cancer, a national non-profit, partners with local cleaning companies to provide free residential cleaning services to cancer patients.

Goal: Extreme fatigue that comes with cancer treatment can make the most mundane of daily chores monumental. Cleaner for Cancer offers monthly house cleanings at no cost so patients can focus on their recovery.

Campaign: Our Greatest Feat

Gist: OKA b. and the American Cancer Society partnered to provide shoes to cancer patients. For every pair of OKA b. shoes sold on their website——through October, the company will match shoes one-for-one and donate product to cancer survivors.

Goal: To provide 50,000 shoes to cancer survivors. “Hopefully our spa shoes will add a bit of comfort and foot pain relief to those battling cancer,” says OKA b. founder Bahman Irvani.

Campaign: Girls Love Mail 

Gist: Anyone and everyone is invited to write encouraging, hand-written letters to people fighting breast cancer. Letters are mailed to GLM and are then distributed to patients via physician’s offices, support groups and the Peer Navigation program operated by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sacramento Valley and UC Davis Cancer Center.

Goal: To bring joy, hope and encouragement to breast cancer patients through the gift of a handwritten note.

Campaign: Y-Me

Gist: Breast cancer patients can have access to peer support offered by fellow breast cancer survivors in more than 150 languages 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additional Y-Me programs include a wig and prosthesis bank, partner and survivor match programs, and more.

Goal: By offering round-the-clock access to educated peer counselors, Y-Me aims to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone.