It’s partnerships like these that help LBBC provide the quality information and support needed by women diagnosed with breast cancer - Sandy Martin, LBBC’s Director of Development and Communications
Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
According to the American Cancer Society in the United States in 2013:
- About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer.
The battle against breast cancer does not end with research, albeit critical to the successful eradication of the disease. Each woman diagnosed will have to deal with the situation psychologically; it will affect her family life, business life and those close to her. For this reason Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national non-profit based out of Philadelphia, was established and continues to grow. Their mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.
They do this by providing women affected by breast cancer, family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers access to unsurpassed educational resources and support. In recognition of their ongoing efforts, Shareindipity has designed a line of Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets from which a percentage of proceeds will be donated to LBBC. To see the collection and purchase a bracelet, please visit shareindipity.com.
“There are many organizations that do wonderful work helping those diagnosed with breast cancer, but we felt that often the effects beyond the physical challenges of the disease get brushed over or are often overlooked,” said Sheri Golden, Founder and Director of Shareindipity. “For this reason, as well as LBBC’s desire to focus their work, awareness generation and fundraising beyond October, breast cancer awareness month, led us to believe that we could be an asset to their efforts,” she continued.
A four-star “exceptional” rating recipient from Charity Navigator, an honor received by fewer than 5 percent of the charities rated, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s organizational growth over the last 19 years has been guided by careful financial planning. Directed by a 5-year strategic plan developed by the board of directors and staff, LBBC is building on its current fundraising strategies to support its core programs and sustain growth over the long term.
“LBBC is very pleased to partner with Shareindipity,” said Sandy Martin, LBBC’s Director of Development and Communications. “Its partnerships like these that help LBBC provide the quality information and support needed by women diagnosed with breast cancer.”
Shareindipity was built upon inspiration and desire to heighten awareness, education and to support a variety of causes. Our bracelets are simple, practical and elegant. You can dress an outfit up with them or wear them casually with the knowledge that you are sharing awareness about a cause that is important to you. Shareindipity is a for-profit organization that donates a percentage of sales to the cause assigned to the particular bracelet purchased. To find out more about Shareindipity, please visit http://www.shareindipity.com.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is dedicated to assisting you, whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recently completed treatment, are years beyond or are living with metastatic breast cancer. We are also here for your family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare providers to provide breast cancer information and support.
As a national education and support organization, our goal is to improve your quality of life and help you take an active role in your ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means.
To find out more about LBBC, please visit http://www.lbbc.org.