Question:

What are some high-profile breast cancer charities in the United States?

Breast Cancer Charities: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. The Komen Foundation supports innovative research and community-based outreach programs.

Working through a network of US-based and international affiliates, and through events like the annual Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation aims to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

More than 75,000 people make a difference in their communities by volunteering with Komen Affiliates; if you are interested in supporting the Komen Foundation, visit www.komen.org to find an affiliate near you.

Breast Cancer Charities: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation's is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to save lives by increasing breast cancer awareness. The Foundation advances this mission through education and by providing mammograms for those in need, including women who do not have health insurance and who do not have access to regular health care.

The NBCF works with free clinics to provide funding and educational materials supporting breast awareness and regular breast health checks. The NBCF also provides free mammograms to underserved and underinsured people throughout the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico.

*To learn about the kinds of programs that the National Breast Cancer Foundation funds, or to find out how you can contribute, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.

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