Huntington Station, NY (PRWEB) December 04, 2017 -- The United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) is hosting its first disaster relief event for breast cancer patients and survivors. The event, scheduled for December 9, 2017 in Doral, Florida, will provide assistance to women, men and children affected by breast cancer and the recent natural disasters in Florida, including Hurricane Irma.
UBCF has partnered with Good360 and Tempur-Pedic® to donate high quality twin, full and queen-size Tempur-Pedic® mattresses. In addition to the new mattresses, UBCF is giving away other household items, personal care products, clothing and baby items generously donated by Bed Bath & Beyond and Buy Buy Baby. Other donors include: Keurig, Nike, Burt’s Bees, First Aid Beauty and The Honest Company. Collectively, the value of the items UBCF will distribute is over $1.1 million.
Cancer care is expensive and a large percentage of UBCF's clients come from low-income households. Often between medical bills and every day expenses UBCF’s clients struggle to afford basic household items or a new mattress. The added stress of rebuilding after a natural disaster makes these purchases even more difficult and yet much more important. All items are available to breast cancer patients, survivors and their children 18 years or younger. Patients and survivors from surrounding states are welcome to apply and travel to the event. Apply here (http://ubcf.org/disaster-relief/)
UBCF is pleased to announce that funds are available to applicants to off-set the cost of travel (gas, tolls, and vehicle rentals) to and from the event. Contact Mrs. Lauren Brohm at #877-822-4287 x708 or email LaurenB(at)ubcf(dot)org.
"We encourage all breast cancer patients and survivors – male and female - to reach out to UBCF and apply to receive a beautiful Tempur-Pedic® mattress,” said UBCF Executive Director, Ms. Stephanie Mastroianni. “We understand that folks may not have the money to travel to our Disaster Relief event, so UBCF has made funds available to off-set the costs of this travel. Money should not get in the way of a good night's sleep.”
UBCF thanks Tempur-Pedic®, Good360, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, and CustomSpace warehousing. UBCF's next Tempur-Pedic® mattress event is tentatively scheduled for Spring, 2018 in Melville, NY. For more information on this and future events, please contact UBCF’s Director of Operations, Ms. Beth Reichart at #877-822-4287 x702 or email beth(at)ubcf(dot)org.
Background on UBCF
UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nation-wide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. If you are in need of breast health services, please visit ubcf.org or call toll-free, 877-822-4287. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donation s as well. Contributions may be mailed to UBCF, P.O. Box 2421, Huntington, NY 11743, or donate through the Combined Federal Campaign, #77934.
Beth Reichart, United Breast Cancer Foundation, http://ubcf.org, +1 (877) 822-4287 Ext: 702, [email protected]
SOURCE United Breast Cancer Foundation