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The truth about breast cancer is that the financial burdens can be just as devastating as the physical 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 aged 24 and up.
The BCSF is one of the only national organizations actively addressing the devastating economic impact of 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to help women with breast cancer. Not someday. Today. Because the rent is due. Groceries must be bought. Hospital parking is expensive. And lost wages during treatment and recovery means less money for the bills.

So despite millions raised to find a cure, very little priority has been placed on providing much needed financial support for the nearly 26,000 Canadians diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Charitable registration # 83661 2804 RR0001

416 233 7410

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