American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation –www.floridabreastcancer.org
National Breast Cancer Coalition – www.stopbreastcancer.org
Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – www.komenmiaftl.org
If you’re going to lose your hair due to chemo…donate it! Locks of Love’s mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
Pink Lotus Petals, a Los Angeles based nonprofit, provides free screening, diagnosis, surgical treatment and post-surgical treatment to women who are medically uninsured and are unable to pay for such care on their own behalf due to financial hardship, socio-economic circumstances and other emergencies.
Connect with someone who has gone through this before. Their advice and support is invaluable.
Set up a website on either. It is super-easy and FREE! It’s much easier than having to update people on your progress (which can become exhausting). You have an online journal and the best part is that everyone can sign your guestbook and leave messages.
Need your house cleaned during chemo? Check them out. You’ll need your doctor to sign their form but if all goes well, they will send someone to do basic cleaning of your home, free of charge, during chemo treatment. This will occur once per month during 4 months. This organization serves the entireUSAand currently has 547 partners to help these women.
A very special place where Breast Cancer Patients and Care Givers can write about their experiences, share their progress with loved ones, and read stories and connect with other Patients and Care Givers who are going through a similar experience.
Young Survival Coalition is a non-profit organization oriented to support and educate about breast cancer in younger women.
Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG (Environmental Working Group) highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” list and the cleanest conventional produce with its “Clean 15” list.
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