“after BREAST CANCER,” a volunteer-driven registered charity, helps breast cancer “graduates" with limited financial resources and no insurance obtain their basic post-operative needs at no personal cost.
after BREAST CANCER’s Mission is to empower Canadians nationwide who are affected by breast cancer through after care education, resources, financial aid and community engagement.
after BREAST CANCER focuses on women who have survived, women who don’t have insurance, women who cannot have their basic needs met after a mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. As the survival rates improve, additional resources that support a woman’s Quality of Life (“QOL”) after breast cancer are required to assist women with the various issues that arise during and after treatment.
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: To identify underserved areas in breast cancer survivorship that lack resources and provide evidence based information that can facilitate informed decision making on issues related to breast cancer survivorship.
- DIRECT SUPPORT: To provide women who have NO insurance and limited financial resources with a mastectomy bra, camisole and breast prosthesis at NO cost to them after breast removal surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy).
- SUPPORT FOR THE FUTURE: To provide resources that contribute to a woman’s Quality of Life (QOL) after breast cancer.