Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation (BCSF) 2016 Highlights
A report from the Director of Program Services
The Mission: BCSF is committed to it's mission "helping women survive." We provide funding to clinics, health care and imaging facilities nationwide for mammograms and related breast diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured women. Many of those served are not able to receive any or, at best, minimal coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Historical Funding Facts: Over the past 7 years Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation has provided funding to a total of 55 free clinics nationwide. This funding has allowed these clinics to provide a combined total of more than 20,000 mammograms and breast diagnostic services to the uninsured and the underinsured.
2016 Funding Facts: Over the past four years Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation has provided funding to a more than 55 free clinics nationwide. This funding has allowed these clinics to provide more than 20,000 mammograms and breast diagnostic services to the uninsured and the underinsured.
Looking Ahead in 2017: While we do not currently fund clinics in all states we look forward to continuing to expand our outreach. We welcome grant applications from all health care facilities providing breast diagnostic services to uninsured women.
There is no deadline for funding and applications are accepted all year long. The application process is straight forward. Any clinics interested in applying should email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the program or to request an application. The clinic must be a 501 (c) (3) and provide the documentation.
In addition to funding clinics we are hopeful that we can join with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics at the 2017 C.A.R.E. Clinics. We have been a sponsor and funded mammograms and breast diagnostic services at 5 C.A.R.E. Clinics. We look forward to having the privilege again.
Hats Off to the Clinics: As the Director of Program Services I am in awe of the great work being done by the volunteers and health care professionals working in the clinics across the country. They truly are an amazing and caring group of people. I look forward to continuing our current funding and expanding our work in 2017. There continues to be a record number of women/men who can not afford these very important services. Please encourage clinics in your area to contact us for funding.
Most Importantly Hats off to the Donors: We are grateful to our donors. Without them none of this would be possible. Your contribution helps us save lives!
Janet Napolitano on detecting her breast cancer early:
"It drove home, personally, the vale of early detection and education and intervention"