The Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds clinical research and public awareness programs. Created in 1993 with the mission of discovering a cure for breast cancer, BCRF eventually expanded its goals to include awareness and prevention. Since its inception, BCRF-funded research has helped save lives and has significantly improved the quality of care and survivorship for tens of thousands of breast cancer patients.
Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to BCRF goes to breast cancer research and awareness programs!
The Joy to Life Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide free mammograms for medically underserved women in Alabama. In 2001, Joy and Dickie Blondheim founded the organization on the belief that many of the women losing their lives to breast cancer have not had the resources for early detection. A breast cancer survivor, Joy and her husband believe that reaching women early enough to detect signs could save lives, and they have proven themselves to be correct: to date, the Joy to Life Foundation has been able to provide over 5,445 mammograms, and 25 women have been diagnosed and successfully treated.
Joy to Life also partners with the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, a program of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet the eligibility guidelines.