Local Breast Cancer Groups

Offer Support/Advocacy and More

(Not in alphabetical order)

**The Gratitude Group for Breast Cancer 217 E. 71st St., #22 Chicago, IL 60619

Support group for women and their families. Meet once a week, every Saturday from 12:30pm until 2:00pm at Provident Hospital of Cook County located at 500 E. 51st St, Chicago 60615, first floor. Provide telephone support and educational packets to group participants.

Facilitators are survivors of breast cancer and trained in the psychosocial dynamics of providing support in a group setting. For additional Group information contact Public Affairs at the hospital 312-572-2000 or Founding Chairman Joyce Jones at 303-758-0317.

**New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition-72674.3724@Compuserve.com Offering Action/Education/Advocacy. A non-profit state-wide advocacy effort.

**The Catherine Peachey Fund, Inc. (219)268-9015 (Warsaw, IN) non-profit raising funds for Breast Cancer Research.

**Florida Breast Cancer Resource Network, (800)696-8349 Information clearinghouse/Advocacy/Legislative Action/Help for Newly Diagnosed. This group states they do NOT accept $$ from companies that manufacture of sell alcohol, chemicals, oil, pharmaceuticals, tobacco or insurance.

**ABCDInc. (414)278-1345 (Milwaukee, WI)provides information/support for newly diagnosed especially. This group works with local hospitals, clinics and other organizations, but is not affiliated with any medical providers.

**Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (&16)234-3337 (Rochester, NY) meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7PM at Valley Manor Apartments Education Ctr. 1570 East Avenue, Rochester,NY 14610. Works on promoting legislative issues, advocates for funding, seeks to improve access to screening, diagnosis, treatment and care. (Now with a website)

**Breast Cancer Coalition of Utah, PO Box 526174, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-6174 Newsletter, advocacy

**Women's Cancer Advocacy Network PO Box 19127 Reno, NV 89511 Toll-free: 877.984.WCAN (9226) general e-mail: women@wcan.org

***Women's Cancer Advocacy Network WECAN PO Box 5698 Charlottesville, VA 22905 (434) 984-6445 Fax (434) 295-7435 (women at risk or or diagnosed with breast or gyn cancers & health care professionals & organizations, researchers, govt agencies, lawmakers & industry.

**Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition P.O. Box 170031 Milwaukee, WI 53127 (414)963-2103

**Chai Lifeline-Telephone support group for Orthodox (Jewish) women living with breast cancer, (212)699-6639 or 1(888)2-CHAI-LIFE (242-4543) (Funded by the UJA Federation of New York in conjunction with Beth Israel Medical Center Community Partnerships: Linking Breast Cancer Resources)

**Texas Breast Cancer Coalition PO Box 13504 Austin, TX 78711

This group supports the legislative priorities of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. They hold meetings with state officials, write letters and call.

**The Breast Cancer Bridge So Jersey Regional Cancer Ctr - Elmer (856)363-1514 (856) 825-3344

Breast Cancer Action Group of the Monterey Peninsula PO Box 221582 Carmel, CA 932922-1582 831 644-6365 Fax 831 620-1437

This group woks to address unmet needs of community members diagnosed with breast cancer. Advocacy, Education, Philanthropy.

(Especially for)African-American Breast Cancer Groups:

**ABC/African-American Community Health Group Contact: Carmelita Austin-Schreher, ABC Director Walnut Avenue Women's Center 303 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-3062 Fax (831) 426-3070 abcwawc@sbcglobal.net

**Embracing Life Contact: National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer University of Illinois at Chicago 2121 W. Taylor Street, Suite 512 Chicago, ILL 60612 Anita Hill (312) 996-8046 or (800) 799-2542

**God Cares Support Group Church of the Great Commission 10137 Prince Place, #402 Largo, Maryland 20772 Contact: Carolyn P. Harvey (301) 350-3113 or (301) 735-7398

**Sisters Breast Cancer Survivors Network YWCA Greater Los Angeles 2501 W. Vernon Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90008 Contact: Patsy Harris (213) 293-9408

**Rise Sister Rise 1765 N. Street Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Zora Kramer Brown (202) 463-8040

**Sisters Network National Headquarters 8787 Woodway Drive, Suite 4297 Houston, Texas 77063 Contact: Karen E. Jackson (713) 781-0255 SEE WEBSITE

Other Locations: Long Island, New York Dallas, Texas Los Angles, California Lake Jackson, Texas

**Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project 8610 S. Sapulveda Suite 200 Los Angles, California 90045 Contact: Carol Tap

**Edna B. & Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 29042 New Orleans, LA 70189-0042 (504)246-1466 & fax washbcf@bellsouth.net

**African-American Support Group, Inc. Kings Art Complex 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, OH (614) 470-0491

www.celebratinglife.org Breast cancer site geared toward African-American women

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