The truth about breast cancer is that the financial burden can be just as devastating as the physical and emotional ones.
This is why the Breast Cancer Support Fund (BCSF) exists – to bridge the gap between the financial reality faced by breast cancer patients and the limited financial assistance available.
Cancer-related out-of-pocket expenses, such as medication not covered for treatment, over-the-counter medications, transportation costs, hospital parking, prosthetics, wigs, food, restorative therapies and medical devices add to the burden for patients who are sick, vulnerable and fighting for their lives.
of women that BCSF helps live on less than $25,000 per year while they are in treatment.
of patients are younger than 50 years of age.
of the women we support have children under the age of 18.
of the women we support are living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
of women we support are single mothers.
of women we support are on social assistance.
The breast cancer patients we support are as varied as the women one meets every day – working women, young mothers, students, single women, and the self-employed; women in the earliest states of breast cancer and women diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
Millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer and directed to research and education every year, while many patients struggle with expenses related to their diagnosis and treatment.
Our goal is to be a leader in raising awareness of this crisis, while also striving to build a community of support around the issue.
For information contact Donna Sheehan, executive director firstname.lastname@example.org