A woman has 1 in 8 chances of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.*

Every 2 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer.*

Approximately 230,480 women and 2,140 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.*

* Source – American Cancer Society

We know that a diagnosis of breast cancer – either personally or a family member – can be devastating. And oftentimes one does not know where to look for support.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade funds a number of programs through which someone with breast cancer and/or their family can find services. The following are some resources that may be of assistance: provides information about topics related to all stages of the disease – from diagnosis to quality of life issues for patients and their families. Visit

CancerCare provides a wide range of services and emotional support to people with cancer and their families, and assists patients in navigating the healthcare system to determine eligibility for support. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade funds the AVONCares Program at CancerCare, which provides financial assistance for transportation to and from treatment, and/or child or elder care while a patient is undergoing treatment. Call 1-800-813-HOPE or visit

The Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation’s Cancers and Careers website empowers and educates people living with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Call 646-929-8032 or visit hosts up-to-date information to help the public understand breast density and related developments in legislation and screening. Visit

Living Beyond Breast Cancer offers programs and services to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Visit

Local community breast health programs may be closer than you think. Find a community agency near you that receives Avon Breast Cancer Crusade funding. Contact an agency directly to locate local support options. Please refer to this list of Avon Foundation-funded programs at

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBC Alliance) is an organization led by patient advocates including those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers. The MBC Alliance aims to increase knowledge, build understanding and progress metastatic breast cancer research. Visit

Patient Resource Guide provides information about metastatic disease. Download the Advanced Breast Cancer resource at AdvBreast2016.pdf.

SHARE creates a supportive network and community of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers through empowerment, education and advocacy to bring about better health care, an improved quality of life, and a cure for these diseases. SHARE provides telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities in English, Spanish and 10 other languages. Call 844-ASK-SHARE (844-275-7427) or visit

Worldwide Breast Cancer aims to educate women about the signs of breast cancer through tools like their #Knowyourlemons campaign. Visit

Young Survival Coalition is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Visit

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Breast Cancer - Dr. Pamela Munster is a medical oncologist at UCSF Medical Center, who treats patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at age 48. As both a doctor and a patient, she has seen both sides of the experience, and has gained unique […]