Approximately seventy percent of our support helps to over the cost of food and shelter. We also reimburse patients for medications, prosthetics, hospital parking, childcare, various treatments and restorative therapies.
The patients receiving our support are married, divorced, single, widowed; working women, young mothers, students, the unemployed, the self-employed; men and women living alone and without benefit of extended family to rely on for support; women in the earliest stage of breast cancer and those living with metastatic breast cancer.
We are all hoping for a world where breast cancer doesn’t exist, but right now, our goal is to build a ‘community of support’ that enables CBCSF to provide breast cancer patients with the short-term financial support they need to focus on fighting their disease.
We are grateful that the Bras Family Foundation has become a generous partner in helping us improve the lives of breast cancer patients.
“Can you afford to be diagnosed with breast cancer”? For too many Canadians, the answer to that question is a definitive “no”.
Of the more than 26,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, many are women who are financially insecure prior to being diagnosed; business-owners, single mothers, students, people on social assistance, people whose employment depends on contract work in the gig economy.
The Bras Family Foundation, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients, was an early believer in our work, and their dedicated support has truly made a difference for Canadian women living in poverty and battling breast cancer.