October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and residents of Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown can donate to numerous good causes related to increasing awareness of and treatment for the disease.
Awareness and support are the backbone of these organizations, and even if you, your family, or your friends haven’t been personally affected by breast cancer, your efforts are needed to help stop this disease.
This October, you can do your part to stop breast cancer. Below are five charities that you can donate to in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Started by five daughters after the loss of their mother to breast cancer, the Tyanna Foundation has worked since 1999 to generate funds that benefit breast cancer treatment, research, education, and patient care for breast cancer patients and survivors throughout the Philadelphia area. By donating, you can be part of the team that works with one goal in mind: saving lives one breast at a time.
Young Survival Coalition
The Young Survival Coalition focuses on providing resources, connections, and outreach for young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Young women face unique issues when faced with breast cancer, so the coalition helps to advocate for more studies on breast cancer in young women; educates healthcare providers, researchers, and legislators on the concerns of young women diagnosed with breast cancer; and empowers young women to be their own breast cancer supporter and backer.
My Hope Chest
My Hope Chest works to generate funding for breast reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. Founded by breast cancer survivor Alisa Savoretti in 2003, My Hope Chest provides hope for those diagnosed with breast cancer and those who can’t obtain the adequate amount of insurance for surgery and recovery.
After surgery, many women experience a gap in treatment. My Hope Chest provides resources for women who are uninsured or underinsured so they can heal completely after a mastectomy procedure.
The recipient of awards such as the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award and the International Women’s Day Outstanding Service Award, My Hope Chest and Savoretti are assisting women all over the world one breast and recovery at a time.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Providing support and education about breast cancer is important, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer does just that. The organization assists newly diagnosed patients, those who have recently completed treatments, and those who are living with the disease by providing firsthand information and support throughout the process. The organization also works with family members, health providers, and caregivers to provide educational and support resources.
For nearly three decades, Linda Creed has been one of the dominant organizations in the Delaware Valley in terms of spreading awareness about breast cancer, which leads to early detection, treatment, and even free mammography screenings for uninsured women. With no government funding, Linda Creed depends on private sources to educate and assist the Delaware Valley with breast cancer awareness and treatment.
Residents of Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown can do their part to support breast cancer by donating to one or more of the organizations listed above. And with October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is the best time to do so.
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