The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is a national, volunteer-driven charitable organization dedicated to providing short-term financial assistance to breast cancer patients.
The financial difficulties that follow a breast cancer diagnosis are well documented, but historically, very little attention has been paid to solving this problem. Most people don’t realize the financial toll of breast cancer includes lost wages, and a myriad of costs not covered by provincial or private health insurance. To name just a few, expenses include hospital parking, off-the-shelf medications, wigs, breast prosthetics, specialty bras, restorative therapies, therapeutic garments, and of course ongoing costs of food and shelter.
Because we believe that Canadians are compassionate and altruistic, we want to change the conversation about breast cancer and cause-marketing campaigns. We want to channel direct support to breast cancer patients who are lying awake at night, wondering about their future; having nightmares about covering the cost of food and rent while they are trying to get well.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund provides support to ease the immense burden of a breast cancer patient who is struggling financially. Every donation – large and small – is an incredibly meaningful gift to someone fighting breast cancer.