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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

  • Frisco, TX
  • www.nbcf.org

Mission Statement

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

Main Programs

  1. Patient Services
  2. Education and Awareness Programs
  3. Breast Cancer Research

service areas

National

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ruling year

1991

chief executive

Mrs. Janelle Hail

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Keywords

breast cancer, mammograms, charity, breast cancer research, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer treatment, breast cancer charity, breast cancer foundations, breast cancer education, cancer, breast, donations, nbcf, national breast, cancer foundation, early detection, national breast cancer, breast cancer foundation, breast cancer patients

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EIN

75-2391148

Physical Address

2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300

Frisco, TX 75034

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Cancer (G30)

Cancer Research (H30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

NBCF has had a major impact in the U.S. through its breast cancer early detection programs and services. By partnering with some of the largest companies and media outlets in the world, NBCF has been able to save countless lives and spread the message of early detection to every household in America.

~ Thousands of women across America signed up for the Early Detection Plan
~ Nearly three million plays of our educational videos about breast cancer have been viewed on Beyond the Shock
~ Increased number of patient services provided to uninsured and underserved women across the United States
~ Created breast cancer education tools in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese Mandarin
~ Distributed hundreds of thousands of brochures promoting the importance of early detection of breast cancer

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Patient Services

Through the National Mammography Program (NMP), NBCF partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to underserved women. NBCF supports 85 grants programs comprised of 60 Screening/Diagnostic programs and 25 Patient Navigation programs through 79 medical facilities in all 50 states. The NMP network has previously worked with over 120 medical facilities. Through patient navigation programs at medical facilities within their network, NBCF is able to promote early detection procedures to those that need it most. Patient navigation is a proactive approach to helping patients overcome the barriers of cost, fear, and misinformation surrounding a disease and its prevention.

Category

Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services

Budget

$4,100,000.00

Population Served

Female Adults

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None

Program 2

Education and Awareness Programs

NBCF's Early Detection Plan is an interactive tool both online and available as an iPhone App. The Early Detection Plan reminds women to schedule routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms.

MyNBCF (www.MyNBCF.org) is an online support community that has been described by its members as "an avenue to share, vent, cry and laugh." The community provides breast cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones a safe place to discuss breast cancer.

Beyond the Shock is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions, and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors.

The Breast Health Education Program provides breast cancer education and early detection services to women at community outreaches across the country. NBCF educates women about the importance of early detection and informs them about resources that are available in their community. Women are given the opportunity to receive free clinical breast exams from nurse practitioners.

Category

Patient & Family Support

Budget

$4,400,000.00

Population Served

Female Adults

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Breast Cancer Research

NBCF continues to help women now by funding targeted research through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center:


Diseases like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) have been very difficult to treat and doctors need to know more about its cause. The five-year survival rate of metastatic TNBC patients is currently less than 30 percent. Improvements in treatment options are needed now. That’s why NBCF is focused on funding research projects that seek to improve the outcome of this disease and further advancements in personalized therapies.


Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Africa
Led by Dr. Khandan Keyomarsi, this program focuses on African women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and the study of two potential biomarkers to determine if they can be used as prognostic indicators for this very difficult-to-treat disease. The program also includes an education component for graduate training in disparities research that will help address and eliminate breast cancer health disparities in women of African descent.

Breast Cancer in Africa
Led by Dr. Shubhra Ghosh, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is working with a global coalition of cancer societies, research institutes and patient groups to educate health professionals across many disciplines. This effort will lead to the implementation of prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients in Africa.

Moonshots Program
Led by Dr. Mien-Chie Hung, MD Anderson is applying comprehensive team science to improve treatment and clinical outcomes for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and high-grade serious ovarian cancer (HGSOC). This dual focus stems from recent studies that point to remarkable similarities in the underlying molecular events that cause these two rare, aggressive cancers.

Category

Cancer Research

Budget

$900,000.00

Population Served

Female Adults

None

None

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    NBCF strives to raise awareness and spread the message of the life-saving impact of early detection. Our goals include educating and providing resources to all women across the globe, empowering everyone to take preventative actions with their health, and providing easy and informed access to breast health education. We are also committed to providing the basic breast health screenings for underserved populations across the United States, and support programs that help every woman get the care that they deserve.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    - Create a community and provide support for women, family, friends, survivors, and anyone else touched by breast cancer to share their stories, ask questions and get answers.
    - Educate the public at large about the significance of early detection while providing the breast health resources and knowledge to make informed decisions about their health.
    - Provide funding to support a variety of early detection services for underserved women to gain access to medical care.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    NBCF’s program delivery tools include the following:
    - Patient Navigator and Patient Services: Provides grants to hospitals in all 50 states to deliver a variety of diagnostic services, as well as outreach services, to underserved women
    - Early Detection Plan (EDP): EDP is an interactive tool both online and available as an iPhone App. The Early Detection Plan reminds women to schedule routine breast self-exams, clinical breast exams and mammograms.
    - Beyond the Shock (BTS): BTS is a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer presented in an interactive online website. It allows those affected by breast cancer to learn about breast cancer, ask and answer questions and hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors.
    - Breast Health Education Program: BHE provides breast cancer education and early detection services to women at community outreaches across the country. NBCF educates women about the importance of early detection and informs them about resources that are available in their community. Women are given the opportunity to receive free clinical breast exams from nurse practitioners.
    - Research: Funding is provided to MD Anderson Cancer Center for research efforts focused on targeted therapy for breast cancer initiating cells, therapeutic and preventative drugs for breast cancer, and the first clinical trial offering a choice of therapy guided by the biology to the majority of patients included in the study. Their goals are to identify and personalize cancer treatment to offer hope and healing to the countless women diagnosed each year.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As an organization, we set goals for growth and reach based on a variety of metrics that include:
    - NBCF.org site visits
    - Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest activity
    - EDP Users
    - Convoy of Hope Events: Attendance, Women Served
    - Breast Care Services Provided: Clinical Breast Exams, Computer Aided Diagnostics, Mammograms, Ultrasounds, Biopsies
    - Navigator Outreach Services and Lives Touches
    - Beyond the Shock: Video Views, Questions Asked, Answers Given
    - Improvements to triple negative breast cancer diagnosis
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    NBCF has developed the aforementioned programs in order to dramatically decrease the barriers to breast health care, education and support. We have been able to reach all 50 states in the past 5 years through hospital and facility relationships. We continue to work with a variety of sponsors, organizations, and individuals to help raise awareness, and have formed partnerships with 3rd party organizations to help create and deliver breast health education to a targeted population of underserved women in need. NBCF is always striving to bring our programs to any and all women, and we hope to be able to one day fully fund all of the grant requests that come in our door, as the need is still bigger than our ability to financially fulfill it.

service areas

National

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Blog

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Social Media

@nationalbreastcancer

@NBCF

@national-breast-cancer-foundation

@nbcf91

@nbcf

@blog.nationalbreastcancer

@nbcf

Funding Needs

Breast cancer has become one of the leading health crises for women in the United States.  At least 1 in 8 women will develop the disease in their lifetime.  If diagnosed early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%.  However, with rising healthcare costs, many uninsured or underinsured women simply cannot afford the cost of diagnostic tests.  It is the goal of NBCF programs to serve these women in need and increase the survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer through NBCF's early detection tools and services.  Funding needs are great and affect the lives of millions of women across the country. NBCF directs funding to designated programs that fulfill its mission to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  These programs include the National Mammography Program, Beyond the Shock, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, Breast Health Education, and breast cancer research programs.

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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mrs. Janelle Hail

BIO

Janelle Hail is a 35 year breast cancer survivor and the founder of NBCF, one of the highest-rated and most respected breast cancer charities in the world. She is an award-winning writer, professional speaker, and leader in breast cancer early detection. Janelle has been acclaimed as a Texas Living Legend for her philanthropic endeavors. Under her leadership, NBCF has created the National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, Beyond the Shock®, Early Detection Plan, Breast Health Education, and breast cancer research programs. She has received national and international recognition and awards.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"I founded NBCF in 1991 after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980. Since early detection saved my life, I wanted NBCF to reach out with a helping hand to women who could not afford mammography services and to educate all women about the importance of early detection. I am proud that NBCF now covers every state in the United States with services and has an international educational outreach."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janelle Hail

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Term: 1991 -

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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