National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.
How do you help people in my community?
By providing mammograms in all 50 states, NBCF is able to help local communities all across the country. Additionally, NBCF participates in outreaches across the United States to bring life-saving early detection services and education to underserved women. NBCF helps to mobilize thousands of volunteers to bring life-saving early detection services and free screenings to underserved women.
Why do you need my support?
Through NBCF’s National Mammography Program, the cost of a mammogram is $100. Just a $10 per month donation could help save the life of a woman that could not otherwise afford the cost of an annual mammogram. The cost to sign up a woman for an Early Detection Plan is $1. A donation in any amount can make a huge difference in the lives of underserved women.
There are more than 50 million uninsured living in the U.S. A large percentage of these are women that should receive a mammogram each year, but cannot afford the cost. With additional funds, NBCF could expand its National Mammography program into more cities and rural areas that are not being served today. This opportunity could drastically improve the outcomes of breast cancer and save the lives of millions of women.
With additional support, NBCF could also expand Beyond The Shock® into dozens of other languages that would reach every corner of the world.
Amplifying these two programs could drastically improve the outcome of breast cancer patients and save the lives of millions of women.
Also, while NBCF is doing a great job of spreading the message of early detection across the U.S., there are many areas around the world that need our life-saving message. Breast cancer is on the rise in Asia, Africa, and Europe. And, unlike the U.S., the survival rates are decreasing. We see a critical need to join hands with scientists, doctors, researchers, and advocates around the world, to join forces against this disease and make a global impact on the lives of women. We have much to offer other countries in terms of breast cancer awareness and how effective it can be, but we also desire to learn from doctors and scientists that are diagnosing and treating the disease so that we can share this knowledge.
How can I be sure that you will use my money wisely and won't waste it?
We understand that people want to know where their money is going. NBCF maintains the highest standard of fiscal management and targets 80% of all funding directly to its programs.
NBCF has proven it can be trusted to use its funds responsibly. Last year, over 86% of our funds were directed to our life-saving programs, which is why we are one of the highest rated breast cancer charities in America.
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has given NBCF its highest 4-star rating for the last 8 years. The rating is based on NBCF’s ability to responsibly manage its finances and operations.
Additionally, NBCF strictly adheres to IRS regulations, policies and procedures set by our Board of Director and conducts annual audits by independent accountants.
Can I Volunteer? How?
NBCF depends on volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. NBCF currently needs assistance with our Virtual Volunteer and our Outreach Volunteer Programs. NBCF’s Virtual Volunteer Program is a way to spread the message of early detection and our programs via social media platforms. NBCF’s Outreach Volunteer Program provides early detection resources and free screening to those in need and helps raise funds to support NBCF’s programs.
Here is how you can help NBCF fulfill its mission to save lives through our volunteer program:
• Spread the message of early detection as a Virtual Volunteer by participating in the below and encouraging friends to do so, as well.
o Like NBCF’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nationalbreastcancer
o Follow @NBCF on Twitter and retweet us.
o Sign-up for your Early Detection Plan (EDP). The EDP helps remind women to schedule mammograms, clinical breast exams, and breast self-exams. Learn more at: www.EarlyDetectionPlan.org
• Host or Plan a Fundraising Event
o Visit NBCF’s fundraising page to create your own fundraising webpage: http://fundraising.nbcf.org/how-you-can-help/
• Participate in a Community Outreach
o NBCF hosts community outreaches throughout the United States to provide early detection resources and free screenings to uninsured women. Outreach attendance ranges from 3,000 to 15,000 guests, and each outreach requires 1,000 to 3,500 volunteers. To learn about specific locations and volunteer opportunities, visit: www.nbcf.org