How We Help
Since My Breast Cancer Support was launched in 2011, we have helped over 1,200 local breast cancer patients.
Each cancer center has a HOPE CHEST filled with gas cards, department store gift cards, restaurant gift certificates and movie passes. Items are distributed to patients whenever a staff member sees the need.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Too many patients struggle financially. These grants help pay for groceries, cleaning, repairs, heating fuel, utility bills, rent/mortgage, and more.
Breast cancer affects family members too. We provide books to help families cope, pay for special family nights out, and also help connect mentors with children whose parents have breast cancer through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
When a patient is first diagnosed, each receives a New Patient Gift Bag filled with comforting gifts. We also help them to participate in exercise/health programs.
We help patients to be able to attend breast cancer conferences and retreats.
We will even fulfill a last wish …
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“I am so grateful for the help you are giving me … I’m overwhelmed! It will be a tremendous burden off of my mind and heart. It’s such a relief not to have to worry so much about finances during this time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Marcia, a patient who received $500 in grocery cards