About the National Breast Cancer Foundation
During the month of October, MLS WORKS will partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the United States to raise awareness and funds for early detection services and education. For Canadian information click here.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. The mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing online support services. The organization was started over 20 years ago by a 32-year breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail, and has received the highest rating of four-stars from Charity Navigator for eight years. Learn more at www.nbcf.org.
National Mammography Program (NMP)
We partner with 91 medical facilities in all 50 states to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. Learn more.
Patient Navigator Program
Part of our NMP program, patient navigation is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation by helping underserved women to navigate the health care system. Learn more.
Early Detection Plan
The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. NBCF’s Early Detection Plan enables you to be proactive about your health by scheduling routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on your age and health history. It is available at www.EarlyDetectionPlan.org and as an iPhone app in the iTunes app store.
Beyond The Shock®
Beyond The Shock is an online educational resource for those affected by breast cancer so that they can gain a better understanding of the disease. Learn about breast cancer through easy-to-understand educational videos. Ask and answer questions about breast cancer in our online community, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors. Visit www.BeyondTheShock.com or download the comprehensive iPhone app in the iTunes app store.
Beyond the Shock is currently translated into multiple languages including French, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.
MyNBCF Online Support Community
MyNBCF is an online support community for women who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. More information can be found at www.MyNBCF.org.
Check out what our MLS clubs are doing in your market and show your support for the cause. Learn more.