A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Breastcancer.org is approaching its 20th year as the world’s leading online destination for people impacted by breast cancer. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, in treatment, finished treatment, or caring for a loved one, we are here for you 24 hours a day with expert-vetted medical information you can trust and a caring community of people who understand what you’re going through.
Our gratitude for your support is shared by more than 20 million people who’ve relied on us for the knowledge to make well-informed decisions and the confidence to self-advocate for the best care possible.
Actively listening to the voices that shape our global community has fortified our resolve to make a bold leap toward a truly individualized Breastcancer.org experience. We’ve never been better positioned to deliver what you need, when you need it, at every point throughout your breast cancer journey.
Like precision medicine, only recently has precision delivery of health information and peer support become possible with: new tools that enable individuals to share their diagnosis and treatment goals, access to electronic medical records, direct matching to clinical trials, and integrated guidelines for rapidly changing best practices. These innovations will help us save lives today and even more in the future by forging new opportunities to drive scientific discovery.
Thank you for joining us in saving lives while we advance prevention and cure for all people facing breast cancer worldwide.
Marisa C. Weiss, MD
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
“I wanted information I could understand. I didn’t want it in a super medical way, because I was already overwhelmed … What I loved about Breastcancer.org was accurate information, without fluff, without false information, provided to me in a non-frightening way I could understand.”
- Ann Marie, Community Member, New York
MASTECTOMY AND BREAST RECONSTRUCTION: MIMI'S STORY
“I remember the day of surgery very well. I felt hopeful. I knew God heard my prayers, and I actually was singing in the shower that morning, just filled with joy and hope. And of course, my husband thought I was off my rocker… This essentially restored my body to exactly what it was before diagnosis and the results are beautiful. I felt so uplifted the whole time I was in treatment. I felt the power of prayer.”
“Nipple reconstruction is often underestimated in terms of the impact it has on the final overall result in breast reconstruction. When done properly, and when done with attention to detail, it has a transformational effect.”
- Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
“Breast reconstruction can be daunting, especially when you are still reeling from the diagnosis of breast cancer. Breastcancer.org provides you with answers and resources to help you navigate through this challenging subject. Being informed is an essential part of the recovery process.”
- Deborah, Community Member, California
"As a returning member of Breastcancer.org’s Community, I have learned that people with stage IV still enjoy living … But most importantly, I see love and support from all the postings that I have read — through the good and, unfortunately, the painfully sad moments. All of it. Thank you for this online community."
- Sandi, Community Member, Virginia
“You don’t want to wake up your family or your friends again and again. You don’t want to call someone at three in the morning. So I would go back to my old friend, Breastcancer.org. I was able to get the support I needed from other women and accurate information any time of day or night. It is just an incredible comfort in the middle of the night.”
- Kim, Community Member, Canada
KNOCKING DOWN BREAST CANCER!
Bowling for Breastcancer.org has raised close to $4 million in support of our mission in the past 9 years. Thanks to a dedicated committee, this NYC-based event is our largest fundraiser and has become an incredible networking event with close to 500 senior media and advertising professionals joining in to support Breastcancer.org.
LEARNING FOR GOOD
Each year, we welcome in spring with a garden party in Malvern, PA. More than 200 guests join Breastcancer.org’s Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Marisa C. Weiss, M.D. and a special guest for conversation about the latest information on breast health and breast cancer. This annual lunch and learn event has raised almost $60,000 for Breastcancer.org in just 2 years.
Throughout the year, passionate supporters like you from all over the United States and the world, many of whom have been personally touched by breast cancer, create and run their own events supporting Breastcancer.org.
“My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2013 … I quickly realized that all of the awareness … didn’t make the process any easier for my mother … From the education to the Community, Breastcancer.org was the hand my mother needed to hold to guide her through her darkest days.”
- Shana, Community Event Organizer, Pennsylvania
1 MONTH x 1 PERCENT = 1 FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Through their annual “1 Month, 1 Percent, 1 Fight” initiative, USLI contributes 1 percent of all new business premiums during the month of October.
This initiative, along with funds raised through additional employee events, including an online nationwide auction, health and wellness events, crafts and games, bake sales, raffles, personal training, sports tournaments, kickboxing classes, powder puff football, and more, have raised $1,147,000 for Breastcancer.org since 2014.
Breastcancer.org X USLI
PARTNERING TO PLAN WELL AND STAY ON TRACK
Since 2008, Blue Sky has designed a special collection of planners and calendars benefiting Breastcancer.org and available online and in retail locations across the United States. Since 2008, Blue Sky has raised over $400,000 for Breastcancer.org.
“We love supporting Breastcancer.org because we feel like we can directly contribute to breast cancer awareness and prevention education for the vast community that Breastcancer.org has created.”
– Victoria, Senior Licensing Manager
Breastcancer.org X Blue Sky