There are more people without health care than ever before and the situation's only getting worse. The flat economy and the raging healthcare debate have many concerned about how they will pay for medical costs.
One particularly vulnerable sector is the men and women susceptible to breast cancer.
Fortunately, there are many wonderful non-profit organizations and charities that offer free services to prevent breast cancer. Many of these charities offer free services and support to breast cancer victims and their families.
If you are interested in donating to these charities, you can see how your dollars will be spent at charitynavigator.org. The Charity Navigator takes a detailed look at the finances of nonprofit organizations and rates their budget operations and sustainability.
The following charities listed support the search for a cure for breast cancer. They also provide free services along with comfort and assistance to raise awareness for those fighting breast cancer.
The Rose Organization (Houston, TX)
Founded in 1986, the mission of The Rose is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing screening, diagnosis and access to treatment to women regardless of their ability to pay. The Rose is one of Houston area's leading breast cancer organizations providing mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay.
The Rose, through two community-based sites, provides more than 70,000 services annually. Services include mammography screening, diagnostics, ultrasounds, breast biopsies, bone density testing, support services, education and access to treatment. Women choose The Rose for its quality of care and because their mammograms help other women by offsetting the cost for those who cannot afford to pay.
Last year, The Rose provided 27,837 screening and diagnostic procedures for those able to pay; 15,680 screening and diagnostic procedures at no charge to low income, uninsured women; 7,621 free patient navigation services to other treatment patients without insurance.
SHARE (New York, NY)